Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Book Spotlight - Ethel's New Home @kathyerogo #booksgs


🐹  Ethel's New Home ðŸ¹ 
 Let's give a warm welcome to children's author, Kathy Rogo, who is here to tell us about her latest book.

Ethel's New Home is a heartwarming story about a dwarf hamster who lives in a hamster tank with seven brothers and sisters. But Ethel has a problem, she is getting tired of having to share all the time with them. Ethel can't eat, drink, or sleep when she wants because her brothers and sisters are always in the way. Ethel decides the answer is to escape from the tank and find a new, more spacious place to live by herself. What waits outside of the tank for Ethel?  Will she ever make her way home again? A story with a theme that both parents and children will enjoy reading together especially if they come from a large family.

Let's take a quick look inside....
One morning after Ethel woke up and stretched, she thought to herself, “I think I’ll go for a run in the wheel before breakfast.” But when Ethel got to the wheel, her sister Lucy was already running in it.





“I just got here!” exclaimed Lucy, huffing and puffing. “I’m sorry, you’ll have to wait!”



“Okay,” said Ethel. “I guess I’ll just have breakfast.”

But when Ethel got to the food dish, there was Fred and Ricky! There was not enough room for Ethel to eat out of the food dish, too.



“We just got here,” they said. “We’re sorry, you’ll have to wait.”




Where can I buy this beautiful children's book?






About the author

Kathy Rogo is a hopeful author, originally from North Hollywood and Woodland Hills, CA. which is part of the San Fernando Valley north of Los Angeles.  Throughout her childhood, she was always writing stories.  Including The Man From U.N.C.L.E. scripts during the mid sixties which was her favorite TV show as a child.  Of course she would put a little girl in the stories who would be helping the secret agents solve their cases.  Being age 12 at the time, the scripts were never submitted and have long since disappeared.  Journaling became the norm for the next 20 years or so and possibly those notes could become stories one day as Kathy always had the desire to publish a book.  At age 23, she moved to Aspen, CO.  in the late 70’s.  Writing was put on the back burner for a while, as learning to ski, partying with friends and eventually having a family were put in the forefront.  Inspiration for her children’s book Ethel’s New Home came from the pet hamsters her two sons had.  One hamster Ethel in particular was an amazing escape artist and would always be found unscathed in some pretty surprising places.  Kathy decided there was definitely a children’s story in that.  Still in Aspen, Kathy is a single mom with two grown sons who are characters in the book, works full time and writes in her spare time. 
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