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Miss Mockingbird and the Proud Peacock
by Deborah Anderson   

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Publisher:  Apple ISBN-10:  1610611942 Type: 


Copyright:  June 10, 2010 ISBN-13:  9781610611947

This story teaches the value of humility with masterful illustrations, delightful characters, rhyme, music and sound effects.

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Miss Mockingbird and the Proud Peacock is the first e-book in Deborah Anderson’s delightful children’s series, The Adventures of Miss Mockingbird.  The story begins with Mr. Peacock becoming increasingly proud, due to his handsome looks and astounding skills, which attract the attention of many admirers. When he tries to impress his date with extravagant bragging, Miss Peacock is not impressed. The insightful Miss Mockingbird is a wise observer and a gentle teacher in the story. When Mr. Peacock’s vanity overtakes him and he spends too much time in the sun, a tragedy occurs, which results in being a blessing in disguise.

The humorous and clever rhyme is reminiscent of the style of Dr. Seuss.  Jessica Crysallis’ masterful artwork beautifully illustrates the story with exquisite attention to details.  Accompanying audio with music, comical character voices and sound effects bring the story to life, making this book a unique and classic treasure.  Miss Mockingbird and the Proud Peacock artfully teaches the value of humility as it simultaneously entertains. 


Once there lived a proud peacock,
who loved to spread his feathers.
He posed and preened and so he thought,
there was no peacock better.
His feathers were both long and wide,
he saw them as amazing.
Exotic colors, subtle shades,
caused others to start gazing.

When lady peacocks walked on by,
he’d shout, “Come look at me!
I’m the most handsome, gorgeous bird
in all the world, you’ll see!”

On a date with his peacock mate,
he bragged about himself,
“I am the greatest bird of all,
so great there’s no one else!”

Lakeside, he crowed even more,
“Best peacock in the land!
Stay with me and then you’ll see,
the brilliance that I have!”

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Review from a kid!
I love the book! Very creative and the illustrations are very eye-catching. It's like no other children's book I've ever read before with a fantastic message and story line. You did fantastic Deb!
-Jenna Adams

I absolutely loved this humorous yet poignant tale about a boasting peacock full of pride, and the lessons learned regarding friendship and the importance of being humble. The story is told with considerable talent in verse and rhyme. The different character voices on the audio are very entertaining. The story includes thirty two illustrations, which light up the pages with full color and brilliant details.

Catchy and upbeat songs are included—sung in part, by a children’s chorus— which I found myself singing around the house! So this isn’t just for kids. It’s for the child inside all of us. Miss Mockingbird and the Proud Peacock is a fun and uplifting multimedia e-book that I highly recommend adding to your family collection.

Lori A. Miller,
06/19/12,(5 star rating on iTunes)

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“The artwork illustrations are exquisite and colorful, with audio voices and music that bring the story to life. Children will learn about humility and moral values while being captivated by the story and pictures. Adults will also enjoy using this book as a vehicle to teach children about values and self reflection. I highly recommend this classic story.”
-Julia Austin-Prime, Granite School District 6-19-12,(5 star rating on iTunes)

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