Sunday, December 21, 2014

Fluffy the Bird
Review, excerpt and interview with the authors!


So, I am glad my children and I read "Fluffy the Bird." Actually, we read it four times and I am hoping that the ideas of following dreams and having a life purpose and everyone being special especially gets our Preschooler to thinking (sometimes he has self-esteem issues). Both Toddler and Preschooler liked the adventure Fluffy had and now know the character well. I am sure we will be reading future books that the Destras write. Thank you to both authors!
---We seem to read a lot of books with birds with music notes and that was a good thing to point out. Over the next year or so, I am teaching Preschooler the most basic reading of music (this will help with the junior drum set he has).
---There was a man in a suit in the book whom we talked about looking like President Obama from the back. :-)

Excerpt
"There was a little bird that sang so beautifully and he would sing and sing. Oh, how he loved to sing! Fluffy's voice was so beautiful and often his voice would be heard out in the immediate area. People would stop stop outside the house for hours listening to the soul soothing voice of Fluffy.

When it was sunny outside, Fluffy would be placed out on the porch to take in the rays from the sun. There, Fluffy would sing making melodies that caused people to stop and pay honor to such marvelous singing. Joy was brought to all that heard Fluffy's lovely singing."





I so agree that constant involvement is key. 
Husband and I are blessed in that we currently both stay home with our children.

Preschooler's Questions to Ronald Destra:
1. What do you like best about Miami?
I like the school systems currently the direction they are headed in. However, they are other things I also enjoy about Miami: The beach, restaurants and night clubs.What I like best about Miami, There are so many beautiful women especially the black sisters I admire and adore the most.
2. What would you build if you were playing Legos with me?
I have no idea because I am not a fan.
3. Where would Fluffy fly to if he were out of the cage?
Fluffy the Bird is so amazing and friendly; I think he would fly to the nearest park to sing with other birds and children.


And some further questions from me. :-)
1. Here on my blog we are a sucker for true love stories. How did you meet and how did Ronald propose?
 We met through a mutual friend of ours. We became close friends for many years. Then, one day, we were having a friendly conversation on our way to dinner, and I  proposed right there.
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3.  What led you to work with books and ultimately, to write children books?
I always had a passion for writing and reading for many years. After I published my first children book, Hoppy the Frog, my wife became more interested in working side by side on our  next project. Children book is a huge market. We felt that we can make  a positive impact in parents, schools, libraries, churches, children organizations and children's lives through our books. And most of the issues children are encountering every day in school, parks, and homes are in our books. Therefore, if our books can make a difference in a child's life, then, I have fulfill my purpose.
4. What are your two upcoming children's books about? 
Great question!
Scrappy the Dog offers tale of hope and perseverance through dog's adventures:
 It is a story of a sweet little pup names Scrappy the Dog who ventures out into the world to escape the mistreatment and lack of care he experienced at home.

Tommy the Giraffe teaches children to embrace their uniqueness in spite of challenges: 
Tommy the Giraffe tells a delighted story about a giraffe that had a hard time getting used to his height. Tommy was mocked and jeered by the other animals in the jungle. His height made it very difficult for him to do certain things. But as he grew older, Tommy came to realize that being very tall also had its advantage. The giraffe used his unusual height to offer protection for the jungle community and soon he was seen as hero rather than a tall, clumsy giraffe.
5. Do you have any other books and children's projects planned for the near future?
Yes. I am currently working on the audio books for Fluffy the Bird, Scrappy the Dog and Tommy the Giraffe. We also working on the 3D animation of all 3 children books as mention up above. Finally, sometime in mid 2015,  we plan to start translating Fluffy the Bird, Scrappy the Dog and Tommy the Giraffe into French and Spanish.
6. Ronald, what is your ultimate goal as far as helping children learn they have purpose and not to give up?
My ultimate goal is to keep writing and sharing my messages through my publish books with parents, guardians, schools, churches, and children organizations. Hopefully, my message in my book would help kids find their purpose in life and to never give up.

Author Bio
Ronald Destra is an aspiring children author, illustrator, publisher, entrepreneur and husband. He resides in Florida. Mr. Destra is the author, co-author and illustrator of four (4) children books, Hoppy the Frog, Fluffy the Bird, Scrappy the Dog & Tommy the Giraffe.
---Ronald Destra is the co-founder of Destra World Books Publishing.
His purpose in life is to help young children learn that they do have a purpose in life and to never give up no matter what life throws at them.
For more about Ronald Destra and his books, please visit his site. http://www.ronalddestra.com/


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Author Bio
Juanita Destra is the CEO of Destra World Books Publishing which provides professional literary services to authors and business owners.
Co-author of Fluffy the Bird & Scrappy the Dog. Aside from her publishing expertise, Juanita Destra has been employed in the medical field for many years which she strives to provide high quality patient care.
More about Juanita Destra and her books, please visit her site.  http://www.juanitadestra.com

Preschooler's Questions to Juanita Destra:
1. What do you like best about Miami?
I like the weather, Miami tourists attraction and the beach.
2. What would you build if you were playing Legos with me?
I do not know.
3. Where would Fluffy fly to if he were out of the cage?
I think the park or the tree that is in the back of the house.

And the questions from me:

1. Here on my blog we are a sucker for true love stories. How did you meet and how did Ronald propose?
 We met through a mutual friend. We were friends for a very long time. One day, we were headed to dinner and he proposed to me.
3.  What led you to work with books and ultimately, to write children books?
I always loved books since high school. After my husband published his first children's book, Hoppy the Frog, I knew we could put our brilliant minds together and create a buzz for our books. Plus, we wanted to help people—especially children and leave our legacy behind. The best way was through writing children's books.
4. What are your two upcoming children's books about? 
Fluffy the Bird teaches children the importance of following your purpose in life. Scrappy the Dog offers a tale of hope and perseverance through dog's adventures.
5. Do you have any other books and children's projects planned for the near future?
Definitely. I am working on the audio books of Fluffy the Bird, Scrappy the Dog and Tommy the Giraffe. And afterward, we will work on the translation of these children's books and 3D animations.
6. Juanita, your bio says you enjoy assisting people to reach their maximum potential...that's awesome. What are your future projects?
Great question. We are working on several projects for 2015. Author/poet activist William J Warren's next book will be published with Destra World Books Publishing. Upcoming author/poet Farrand Clarke's new book, Just Right Poetry, is due for release in the the later part of 2015 and so much more.
In conclusion, I'd like to send a shout out to Paul 5 Star Security Inc, William J Warren, Network Chiropractic Consultants, Author Reginald Canon, Author/Illustrator/Publisher Ronald Destra and Destra World Books Publishing. Thank you guys for all the support. We love you!

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