Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year from Grammy Pags and the Gang!!


















Friday, December 27, 2013

Story time with Grammy, Doonsey, and some of the other story characters!!

 T'was the Day After Christmas, and all through the house.
Grammy was reading - no one was stirring - they were as quiet as a mouse.
The kids were all listening, about "Doonsey's Adventure,"
Amazed when the Buddies appeared, that was a clencher.
Soferton, Ro, and O were there, in that book,
And they laughed when they saw themselves, "Wow! Oh look!"
As the story came to an end,
O asked, "Is Doonsey real, or pretend?"
"Oh, he's real," said Grammy with a grin. He now lives with Soferton, his house, the toy bin."

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Happy New Year
from our house to yours!!

"Doonsey's Beach Adventure, the Great Rescue"
and other Grammy Pags stories are available at:

https://sites.google.com/site/grammypagsstories/

Thursday, December 19, 2013

There was a beautiful article in yesterday's Sharon Herald, PA newspaper about 14-year-old, Taylor Galaska, who helped illustrate the children's story, "The Little Lambs and the Very Special Mission." This inter-generational project, written and also illustrated by the author, Rhonda Pagali, was completed in April 2013.  The story is dedicated to and written in honor of the 20 precious children and the 6 heroic teachers of Sandy Hook Elementary School.

In this story, a field of sweet, playful little lambs are called by God.  He needs their help to remind the people of Earth that He loves them very much.  He also needs the little lambs to send messages of love and kindness to Earth.  The little lambs agree to the mission and with their help, the Earth becomes a better place.

http://www.sharonherald.com/local/x1005127203/-Little-Lambs-lead-teen-on-new-journey

Books are availble from:  https://sites.google.com/site/grammypagsstories/ or amazon.com

Monday, December 16, 2013

Check out Grammy Pags stories

Hi Everyone!!
Here is my new little "Grammy Pags Stories" site.  Enjoy!!

https://sites.google.com/site/grammypagsstories/

Merry Christmas!!
Hugs from Grammy Pags

Thursday, December 5, 2013

The "Elf on the Shelf" and Sofie say - Doonsey's Beach Adventure, the Great Rescue would make a great gift for the kids in your family!!  Ages 3 and up!!  Available from Amazon.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Come on! Let's explore the beach with Doonsey!!


Doonsey’s Beach Adventure, 
the Great Rescue
and the companion
Doonsey’s Beach Adventure
Coloring and Activity Book

Written and illustrated by Rhonda Paglia

Available from CreateSpace:  https://www.createspace.com/4541243
                                                    and amazon.com

Story Synopsis:  Doonsey is a happy, friendly little crab who lives on the ocean floor.  He LOVES to go exploring!  One day Doonsey decides to explore the beach. His calm, peaceful day at the beach suddenly becomes a very busy Great Rescue Day.  Doonsey becomes a hero and makes some very unusual, but very special new friends - The Beach Buddies!

Special add-ons:  A matching page, a two page spread for children to create their own Beach Buddies, and Knock-Knock jokes. The companion Coloring and Activity Book tells a shortened version of the story in black and white pages to color.  There are also pages with matching, puzzles, more Knock-Knock jokes, additional information about the Beach Buddies, and space for creativity.


Topics:  #beach & ocean   #exploring & adventure    #family & friends    #imagination & play  #creativity 

48 colorful pages
Reading level grades 2- 3
For kids 3+  - and for the kid in all of us!  


Sunday, December 1, 2013

Interview with Rhonda Paglia & Promotion of Her Very Special Book - 'The Little Lambs and the Very Special Mission'

Interview with Rhonda Paglia & Promotion of Her Very Special Book - 'The Little Lambs and the Very Special Mission'

Saturday, November 23, 2013

TWO new releases from Author, Rhonda "Grammy Pags" Paglia





~and companion book:
Doonsey's Beach Adventure, the Great Rescue Coloring and Activity Book

BOTH NOW AVAILABLE FROM AMAZON

Put this little story 
on your Christmas list!!
If you and your kids, or anyone you know loves the beach, you will get a kick out of 

this funny little adventure story.  
So put on your imagination sunglasses 
and take a stroll with our hero, Doonsey!!  

Doonsey is a little ocean crab.  He is so excited!  It's an exploring day!  Where would he go? What would he do?  What would he see?  Doonsey didn’t know that his calm, quiet Exploring Day would suddenly become a very busy Great Rescue Mission day!   Doonsey becomes a hero and makes some very special new friends.


BOTH AVAILABLE from Amazon 
and CreateSpace for Christmas.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Books signing event at Gallery 29, Sharon, PA

Author / Illustrator, Rhonda Paglia and Illustrator, Taylor Galaska

Today - Book signing event at Gallery 29, Sharon, PA with author / illustrator Rhonda Paglia and young illustrator, Taylor Galaska.

All profits from the sale of "The Little Lambs and the Very Special Mission" goes to the "Angels in Charge" Scholarship Fund for students from Newtown, CT.

Books maybe ordered from the author at: https://sites.google.com/site/littlelambs20/
or from www.amazon.com 


Friday, November 15, 2013

Book signing event tomorrow - Gallery 29!!

Taylor and Rhonda at the Views and Voices Women's Expo.


A BOOKS SIGNING TOMORROW!!  
The Little Lambs and the Very Special Mission

Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013
Gallery 29 of Sharon
146 East State Street, Sharon, PA.  
11 am - 3 pm

Meet:  the young illustrator, Taylor Galaska and author / illustrator, Rhonda Paglia

And . . . shop at beautiful Gallery 29! 

  

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Thank you American Institute of Health Care Professionals, Author U, Jo Spring, Tattered Plaid Publishing


Thank you, Angels!!


+The American Institute of Health Care Professionals, Inc. your kind article, "Finding Meaning and Commemoration In Grief: “The Little Lambs and the Very Special Mission”

Please see: http://www.aihcp.org/blog/rhonda-paglias-little-lambs-special-mission/

#griefandloss #comfortandhealing

+Author U - http://authoru.org/ - +Judith Briles for suggestions

+Jo Spring -  http://www.jospring.com/ - #proofreading #editing, #support

+Tattered Plaid Publishing +Matt and Erin - for helping convert "The Little Lambs and the Very Special Mission" to a Kindle format  http://tatteredplaid.com/test-our-work/
#publishing  #kindle

Monday, November 11, 2013

A special book for those who have lost a loved one

Do you know someone who has suffered the loss of a loved one?  Is it difficult to explain death and loss to children?  This loving little spiritual book brings hope and love in the midst of loss, and offers hope for the world.

The little lambs are called by God who needs them for a very special mission.  The little lambs agree and are scooped up to heaven by their guardian angels.  

The little lambs help God who wants to remind the people of Earth how much he loves them.

Appropriate for all ages. Elementary school reading level.  Lots of colorful pictures.

REVIEWS: 
  • Love is the message of this book. The love of God for His children, little, big, young and old. Beautifully written and illustrated. - Madge T.
  • This is an inspiring and touching book that I read to my children and use in therapy to help grieving children. It offers hope in the most difficult of situations and reminds us to have faith. We are not alone! Thank you to the author for writing this beautiful story! - Jessica L.

More reviews at:  http://www.amazon.com/Little-Lambs-Very-Special-Mission/dp/0989914119
Books may be purchased from Amazon in both book and Kindle format.


Sunday, November 10, 2013

Up-coming book signing dates

Author, Rhonda Paglia, will be signing her children's book, "The Little Lambs and the Very Special Mission" at the following locations:

  • Saturday, Nov. 16, 11 am - 3 pm, Gallery 29, 146 East State Street, Sharon, PA 16148.
  • Saturday, Nov. 30, 12 - 6 pm, Arts Alive! James E. Winner Arts and Cultural Center, 98 East State Street, Sharon, PA 16148