Wednesday, September 7, 2016


I'll be sharing my blog today with Wanda Luthman. Welcome and take it away. :)

Join us in celebrating the release of Little Birdie Grows Up

Little Birdie Grows Up is a picture book about a fuzzy little blue bird that yearns to fly up in the big blue sky. His Mama encourages him and he tries his best. He is charming and sweet and the illustrations are delightful.

About the author

Wanda published her first children's book, The Lilac Princess, in 2014. Next came her wonderful tale of Tad, in A Turtles Magical Adventure published, March 2016.

Wanda Luthman has her Masters of Arts in both Mental Health Counseling and Guidance Counseling from Rollins College located in beautiful Winter Park, Florida. She worked at a local Community Mental Health Center for 10 years before transferring to the Public School System as a Guidance Counselor. She’s worked at a High School for the past 18 years. She has also been an Adjunct Professor at the local Community College and worked with teens who had lost a loved one through Hospice. She has always loved reading and writing and wrote many books and poems as a child growing up in Missouri. She presently resides in Brevard County Florida with her husband of 21 years and 2 dogs. Her daughter is away at college, like Little Birdie, she has left the nest.

From the Author
“I want to inspire young children to be the best people they can be. If I can capture children's imaginations and entertain them, they'll catch the underlying positive character message in each of my books.”

 Quotes from reviews
“Wanda Luthman does a very good job with this book. Lots of colorful pictures. Lots of rhyming that small children could quickly learn. Highly recommend this book for children ages one to five.”

“Although “Little Birdie grows up” is written for very young children, who cannot fail to be immediately and deeply attracted to Bryce Westervelt’s vivid pictorial narrative, it is a book which most likely will also engage genuine adult interest.”

“This was the first picture rhyming book I have read and the first time a book has made me cry - but a good cry. Little Birdie Grows up is such a beautiful story.”

Where to find Little Birdie Grows Up

Audiobook - Listen to a sample here.