Review! The Story Catcher by Donna L. Martin

20 Jan


By Donna L. Martin

34 pages – ages 6+

Published by Anaiah Press, LLC on January 20, 2015 (HAPPY BOOK BIRTHDAY! 😉 )

Synopsis: Addie loves when her family members read to her. They are experts at catching stories! But for Addie, it has always been hard to catch her own story! The words always wriggle out of reach, squish out of sight, nettle out of the net! Will Addie ever become a story catcher?

What I Liked: First of all, I love that illustrations of the grandma has her in a type of aviator outfit – that is a great detail! The illustrations are gorgeous and really draw one in. They have a rather whimsical feel that makes you keep reading. Ms. Martin has written a wonderful story about learning to read, or “catch” stories, while just writing a good story. I like how Addie learns that with a little faith, you can do anything! Its amazing message is a really inspiring one. Ms. Martin’s debut picture book is extremely well written and fun.

I give this book five out of five bookworms!fivebooks

Want to know more? Visit Ms. Martin’s blog  – Click HERE

32 Responses to “Review! The Story Catcher by Donna L. Martin”

  1. macjam47 January 20, 2015 at 9:17 pm #

    This sounds like a fabulous book!


  2. rnewman504 January 20, 2015 at 9:22 pm #

    What a sweet book! Will add it to my list! Great review, Erik! Congratulations, Donna!


  3. Donna L Martin January 20, 2015 at 9:38 pm #

    Hi Erik! I was pleasantly surprised to find out you did a review of THE STORY CATCHER! I’m so glad you like it and I agree…my favorite illustration is the first glimpse I see of Addie’s Mimi…;~)


    • thiskidreviewsbooks January 21, 2015 at 3:50 pm #

      Thank you Ms. Martin! The Story Catcher was great! Why wouldn’t I review it! 🙂


  4. readingwithrhythm January 20, 2015 at 9:52 pm #

    I like stories with Grandmas! Especially if they’re in aviator suits!! This sounds like a really cute book! I might need to add it to my school bag! Thanks Erik!


  5. Claudine @ CarryUsOff Books January 20, 2015 at 11:18 pm #

    Sounds good. Even the title ‘catches’ and draws one in!


    • thiskidreviewsbooks January 21, 2015 at 4:07 pm #

      I know, right? 😀


    • Donna L Martin January 21, 2015 at 11:01 pm #

      Hi Claudine! I was hoping people would like the title as much as I did when I created it!

      Thanks for stopping by to comment!


  6. Darlene January 21, 2015 at 5:02 am #

    The cover is so appealing. This book sounds just great! All the best Donna.


  7. Catherine Johnson January 21, 2015 at 9:57 am #

    Great review, Erik! Congrats to Donna. This sounds perfect for Hannah.


    • thiskidreviewsbooks January 21, 2015 at 4:18 pm #

      Thanks! I am sure she would love this! 😀


    • Donna L Martin January 21, 2015 at 11:03 pm #

      Hi Catherine! I hope Hannah enjoys getting to know Addie and her spunky grandmother, Mimi…;~)

      Thanks for stopping by to comment!


  8. writersideup January 23, 2015 at 3:36 am #

    As a book lover and writer, I LOVE the idea of a “Story Catcher.” Definitely a book I’d want to read. Thanks, Erik! 🙂


  9. Romelle Broas January 24, 2015 at 12:51 am #

    Thanks for the review, Erik! I already have Donna’s book on my to-read list. Can’t wait to read it.


  10. Kat Taylor January 29, 2015 at 1:56 pm #

    I really like the title and cover artwork!


    • Donna L Martin January 29, 2015 at 9:53 pm #

      Thanks, Kat…my illustrator, Alyson did a fabulous job of bringing Addie to life!

      Thanks for stopping by to comment…


    • thiskidreviewsbooks January 30, 2015 at 4:02 pm #

      They are magnificent! 🙂


  11. Patricia Tilton February 21, 2015 at 4:18 pm #

    Another great review.


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