Sannel Larson

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Reader's Favorite Gave a Five-Star Review for Melvin!

Melvin. . . Bad, bad kitten!
Sannel Larson

Received a Five-Star Review 

Reader's Favorite

34 Pages
Reviewed on 09/17/2013
Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

Book Review:

Melvin. . . Bad, bad kitten! by Sannel Larson is an absolutely delightful book about the antics of Melvin the cat. The book is adorable and will remind you of the antics of the pets you have at home. You will start looking them in a different light after reading this amusing book. All pets have an identity of their own and Melvin has his. The author has written it in a very silly manner with some rhyming verses that will appeal to small children. Melvin is a naughty kitten that makes children laugh with his behavior.

It's a beautiful book of verses which the author has penned, keeping in mind the youthful audience. Children love to read anything silly and light and the author has written just that with Melvin, the cat, as the main character of the book. The illustrations are really cute. I found the illustration with the strawberry nose hilarious. The illustrator has also created something that is so appealing to a child.

The author's love for children is evident in the book. It is one of the cutest cat stories/verses I have read in recent times. It is so difficult to say what I liked most about the book. Everything is so appealing and cuddly. Kids are also introduced to rhyming verses in a very subtle way, getting them into reading verses and trying to write or recite small rhyming poems. Absolutely delightful and a treat for young readers.

Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

Friday, September 6, 2013

Richard Stephen - Is no Poetic Fool - But a Poetic Whiz

Richard Stephen - Poet, Photographer and Published Author 

As a fellow poet, the American poet and writer, Richard Stephen, is well known to me. He regularly posts his beautiful and captivating poetry on different sites, there a large number of fans/followers faithfully reads his work. I believe one of the explanations to why his writing is so immensely popular, is for the reason, that many find his writings so easy to relate to. Richard Stephen - Aka Poetic Fool, writes about life and its unpredictability. The author brings his reader on a visual poetic journey, where deep emotions of desire, love, loss, ecstasy, pain, hope, failure, disappointment and desperation are penned.

His unique style of writing is not easily forgotten. Many of us wish we had the gift to express what's in our hearts and minds, just like Richard Stephen does with his pen, but we don't. This amazing writer really knows how to bring things out that others can't put into words. I relate with many of his poems. . . Actually more than relate, I have lived those same emotions as well.

His newly published book, "The Ramblings of a Poetic Fool" is a beautiful and absorbing read. I highly recommend this collection for all who love the English language and poetry, but doubtless, all readers and fans of other genres would find this book a fulfilling and perceptive read.
Read it, and you will identify a piece of yourself within. ”The Ramblings of a Poetic Fool” can be purchased at:

If you would like to hear Richard Stephen read some of his poems, you may visit his poetry blog, and click on the "Recorded Poems" menu item.

Richard Stephen is a photographer as well. Some of his photographs can be viewed on his blog and on Bubblews
Raindrop's Rebound

The Early Bird


Richard Stephen's beautiful photographs 
are on the front and back cover of his book

"The Ramblings of a Poetic Fool” can be purchased at: