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Best Children's Book Ever!

I immediately fell in love with this book, and so did my grandchildren. Timeless tale of a family and feathered friends, with charming verse and beautifully illustrated. Each image is a treasure, appearing as individual oil paintings. I love the way this family bonds with Smeagull, and in doing so, they share a valuable lesson about caring for our environment especially along the vulnerable Long Island Sound. A great gift for anyone who loves the beach. Beautiful book in every way.

Amazon Customer–Five Star Review

Best Children's Book Ever!

I immediately fell in love with this book, and so did my grandchildren. Timeless tale of a family and feathered friends, with charming verse and beautifully illustrated. Each image is a treasure, appearing as individual oil paintings. I love the way this family bonds with Smeagull, and in doing so, they share a valuable lesson about caring for our environment especially along the vulnerable Long Island Sound. A great gift for anyone who loves the beach. Beautiful book in every way.

Amazon Customer–Five Star Review

Kehisyn, Age 8, Wallingford, CT

Kehisyn, Age 8, Wallingford, CT

What a Great Book!

This book is everything a children’s book should be—engaging, artistic, fun and meaningful, a pure joy for both children and adults. The story is as touching as it is timely, and the illustrations are divine. Our grandchildren and children adore it as much as we do!

Careful Reader–Amazon Five Star Review

What a Great Book!

This book is everything a children’s book should be—engaging, artistic, fun and meaningful, a pure joy for both children and adults. The story is as touching as it is timely, and the illustrations are divine. Our grandchildren and children adore it as much as we do!

Careful Reader–Amazon Five Star Review

A Must Have

Intriguing storyline, thoughtful rhyme and rhythm and fabulous illustration and display and... a message for any age and background with the marvel, magnificence, and wonder that are found in God's creation and wisdom. I would humbly recommend that the author's dramatic reading be included with the book as it is outstanding and captures the passion and mindset that the visual alludes to and compliments, Smeagull the Seagull will be among the great books in my library.

Steve- Supporter of Successful Kickstarter Campaign

A Must Have

Intriguing storyline, thoughtful rhyme and rhythm and fabulous illustration and display and... a message for any age and background with the marvel, magnificence, and wonder that are found in God's creation and wisdom. I would humbly recommend that the author's dramatic reading be included with the book as it is outstanding and captures the passion and mindset that the visual alludes to and compliments, Smeagull the Seagull will be among the great books in my library.

Steve- Supporter of Successful Kickstarter Campaign

Wonderfull Message and Illustrations

Wonderfully illustrated and written for the entire family. I grew up near the ocean and my father is an artist. I immediately felt a connection to this book. A friend sent us a signed copy of this book that we read to our son on a regular basis. The message is one of awareness and caring for the animals and environment around us. Children are innocent and have a natural connection to the animals they see in nature and this book is a great way to instill in them good values but also see some wonderful illustrations that they can dream about when they sleep.

Eugene–Amazon Five Star Review

Wonderfull Message and Illustrations

Wonderfully illustrated and written for the entire family. I grew up near the ocean and my father is an artist. I immediately felt a connection to this book. A friend sent us a signed copy of this book that we read to our son on a regular basis. The message is one of awareness and caring for the animals and environment around us. Children are innocent and have a natural connection to the animals they see in nature and this book is a great way to instill in them good values but also see some wonderful illustrations that they can dream about when they sleep.

Eugene–Amazon Five Star Review

I read this story for our 4-year old granddaughter and she loved the captivating illustrations and rhyming text, as well as the story itself about a family and a seagull that is a regular visitor but one day disappears...

Kim–Goodreads Five Star Review

I read this story for our 4-year old granddaughter and she loved the captivating illustrations and rhyming text, as well as the story itself about a family and a seagull that is a regular visitor but one day disappears...

Kim–Goodreads Five Star Review

A Book for All Ages

What a beautifully written and illustrated book! All ages will enjoy this playful work of art. I always enjoy Mark Seth Lender's poetry on Living on Earth. It's just the best there is!

Sandy–Amazon Five Star Review

A Book for All Ages

What a beautifully written and illustrated book! All ages will enjoy this playful work of art. I always enjoy Mark Seth Lender's poetry on Living on Earth. It's just the best there is!

Sandy–Amazon Five Star Review

Very Special!

We were lucky to hear the author and illustrator speak/read in person and it was so entertaining for my son. And the book is beautifully done. A lovely book and a special experience!

DTL–Amazon Five Star Review

Very Special!

We were lucky to hear the author and illustrator speak/read in person and it was so entertaining for my son. And the book is beautifully done. A lovely book and a special experience!

DTL–Amazon Five Star Review

Beautiful Story and Illustrations! Perfect for Young Children and Older Ones Too!

I bought this book for my 12 year-old daughter who loves the beach and all its beauty and wildlife. She was captivated by the stunning illustrations and the heartwarming story that underscores caring for the animals of the earth. It is a perfect lap book to share with your toddler or preschooler, and older children will enjoy being transported to the New England Coast.

Angel Mom–Amazon Five Star Review

Beautiful Story and Illustrations! Perfect for Young Children and Older Ones Too!

I bought this book for my 12 year-old daughter who loves the beach and all its beauty and wildlife. She was captivated by the stunning illustrations and the heartwarming story that underscores caring for the animals of the earth. It is a perfect lap book to share with your toddler or preschooler, and older children will enjoy being transported to the New England Coast.

Angel Mom–Amazon Five Star Review

Enchanting Story

Our grandchildren love this book, especially the youngest who is almost 3. But the grownups love it too. You can't help but feel for the seagull who comes even in the rain and the snow to knock on the window with his beak to ask for fish from the author and illustrator of this charming, rhyming book.

EG–Amazon Five Star Review

Enchanting Story

Our grandchildren love this book, especially the youngest who is almost 3. But the grownups love it too. You can't help but feel for the seagull who comes even in the rain and the snow to knock on the window with his beak to ask for fish from the author and illustrator of this charming, rhyming book.

EG–Amazon Five Star Review

Charming Book and True Story of a Wildlife and Human Relationship

I know Smeagull, I have fed him. I am amazed at the relationship that Mark and Valerie have had with this bird for years and even more amazed at the charming book these two incredibly talented people have written about it all. When they first told me they had decided to write this book I had no idea how well their two talents would mesh to bring this story to children of all ages. Smeagull the seagull is a great way to introduce children to the wild world around us, showing them that seagulls (that much maligned species) are personalities in their own right. The illustrations are wonderful.

E. Harris–Amazon Five Star Review

Charming Book and True Story of a Wildlife and Human Relationship

I know Smeagull, I have fed him. I am amazed at the relationship that Mark and Valerie have had with this bird for years and even more amazed at the charming book these two incredibly talented people have written about it all. When they first told me they had decided to write this book I had no idea how well their two talents would mesh to bring this story to children of all ages. Smeagull the seagull is a great way to introduce children to the wild world around us, showing them that seagulls (that much maligned species) are personalities in their own right. The illustrations are wonderful.

E. Harris–Amazon Five Star Review

Our grand daughter, age 5, was captivated by the beautiful illustrations and enjoyed the story very much. After we finished reading the book, she said, 'you read it so well, read it again.' The story has a good rhyme to it throughout the book. Children will be in love with Smeagull and his family.

Connecticut Lifestyles.com

Our grand daughter, age 5, was captivated by the beautiful illustrations and enjoyed the story very much. After we finished reading the book, she said, 'you read it so well, read it again.' The story has a good rhyme to it throughout the book. Children will be in love with Smeagull and his family.

Connecticut Lifestyles.com

We just received our two copies of 'Smeagull the Seagull' and absolutely love them! Can't wait for our grandchildren to open them on Christmas morning! Know they will fall in love with 'Smeagull'.

Bruce and Nancy–Amazon Five Star Review

We just received our two copies of 'Smeagull the Seagull' and absolutely love them! Can't wait for our grandchildren to open them on Christmas morning! Know they will fall in love with 'Smeagull'.

Bruce and Nancy–Amazon Five Star Review

My Grandsons Loved This Book

I purchased a signed copy of this book at my local bookstore. My grandsons loved the book and were very impressed that the author and illustrator lived locally and had personally signed their copy. It is really a beautiful book and is a keepsake that they will enjoy for many years.

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My Grandsons Loved This Book

I purchased a signed copy of this book at my local bookstore. My grandsons loved the book and were very impressed that the author and illustrator lived locally and had personally signed their copy. It is really a beautiful book and is a keepsake that they will enjoy for many years.

wfrprs

"Smeagull the Seagull: A True Story" by Mark Seth Lender is a beautiful story and the very fact that it is a true story makes it even more appealing for readers. The story of Smeagull the Seagull will make readers aware that animals are also like humans. They have feelings and needs just like us. The illustrations are fabulous and breathe life into the tale and give Smeagull a distinct personality. It is an excellent book that helps children understand that all living creatures need to be nutured and loved.

Mamta Madhaven for Reader's Favorite–Five Star Review

"Smeagull the Seagull: A True Story" by Mark Seth Lender is a beautiful story and the very fact that it is a true story makes it even more appealing for readers. The story of Smeagull the Seagull will make readers aware that animals are also like humans. They have feelings and needs just like us. The illustrations are fabulous and breathe life into the tale and give Smeagull a distinct personality. It is an excellent book that helps children understand that all living creatures need to be nutured and loved.

Mamta Madhaven for Reader's Favorite–Five Star Review

A True Story About a Seagull

Liked the narrative story about Smeagull the Seagull and the illustration. An excellent read-out loud storybook.

Librarian Ilgar–Amazon Five Star Review

A True Story About a Seagull

Liked the narrative story about Smeagull the Seagull and the illustration. An excellent read-out loud storybook.

Librarian Ilgar–Amazon Five Star Review

I think your book is a smash hit since it has a rare mixture of appealing to kids, and at a different level, to adults. Valerie's artwork is sophisticated and beautiful, the story engrossing and the whole presentation really appealing.

David, Madison, CT

I think your book is a smash hit since it has a rare mixture of appealing to kids, and at a different level, to adults. Valerie's artwork is sophisticated and beautiful, the story engrossing and the whole presentation really appealing.

David, Madison, CT

I received my three books and WOW, I’m impressed. My wife was an elementary school media specialist and she loved the author’s wording.

DP- Supporter of Successful Kickstarter Campaign

I received my three books and WOW, I’m impressed. My wife was an elementary school media specialist and she loved the author’s wording.

DP- Supporter of Successful Kickstarter Campaign

A Wonderfully Illustrated and Constructed Book

A wonderfully illustrated and constructed book called, “Smeagull the Seagull” by Mark Seth Lender, is about a seagull and his relationship with humans. Birds are a lot smarter than we think and this true story is a great example of how we are connected to wildlife. I think people should read this story to better understand that animals like Smeagull should be given respect just like humans. They are an important part of our world. They have feelings like us and are hungry and need shelter just like us. Animals have families that need the same love and care we show ours. In this story you can see how Smeagull interacts with the main characters of the book. As if he were a person with the same needs as us. I liked the part in the story where the author had facial expressions that Smeagull would have when he felt a certain way. Since this is a true story, it would have been neat to see a seagull actually do this. It shows that animals can have personalities just like us. It really is an amazing thing when you think about it. The pictures in the story were very life-like and descriptive, and I enjoyed showing them to my little sister, who loves birds. When I was reading the story to her, she pointed to the pictures of Smeagull and would say, “he is happy” or “he is sad,” just by seeing the expressions on his face. I think that was her favorite part of the book, to guess what Smeagull was feeling, and what he was going to do next. By the end of the book she wanted a pet seagull too. “Smeagull the Seagull” by Mark Seth Lender was a realistic story that teaches us we need to show respect for all animals and the environment they live in. Animals like Smeagull have similar needs to ours, and this book is a great example of how they interact with us. My sister and I enjoyed reading this true story, and now have a better understanding of how close we resemble the way animals think.

Reviewed by Ciara (age 12), Sarina (age 4) for Reader Views Kids

A Wonderfully Illustrated and Constructed Book

A wonderfully illustrated and constructed book called, “Smeagull the Seagull” by Mark Seth Lender, is about a seagull and his relationship with humans. Birds are a lot smarter than we think and this true story is a great example of how we are connected to wildlife. I think people should read this story to better understand that animals like Smeagull should be given respect just like humans. They are an important part of our world. They have feelings like us and are hungry and need shelter just like us. Animals have families that need the same love and care we show ours. In this story you can see how Smeagull interacts with the main characters of the book. As if he were a person with the same needs as us. I liked the part in the story where the author had facial expressions that Smeagull would have when he felt a certain way. Since this is a true story, it would have been neat to see a seagull actually do this. It shows that animals can have personalities just like us. It really is an amazing thing when you think about it. The pictures in the story were very life-like and descriptive, and I enjoyed showing them to my little sister, who loves birds. When I was reading the story to her, she pointed to the pictures of Smeagull and would say, “he is happy” or “he is sad,” just by seeing the expressions on his face. I think that was her favorite part of the book, to guess what Smeagull was feeling, and what he was going to do next. By the end of the book she wanted a pet seagull too. “Smeagull the Seagull” by Mark Seth Lender was a realistic story that teaches us we need to show respect for all animals and the environment they live in. Animals like Smeagull have similar needs to ours, and this book is a great example of how they interact with us. My sister and I enjoyed reading this true story, and now have a better understanding of how close we resemble the way animals think.

Reviewed by Ciara (age 12), Sarina (age 4) for Reader Views Kids

Amazing Book!

GREAT rhyming! GREAT illustrations! We are amazed that it is a true story! GO SMEAGULL! GO SEAGULL!

Leo (age 7 1/2)–Five Star Amazon Review

Amazing Book!

GREAT rhyming! GREAT illustrations! We are amazed that it is a true story! GO SMEAGULL! GO SEAGULL!

Leo (age 7 1/2)–Five Star Amazon Review

Joy Your Book has Brought to my Daughter and Me

I cannot express how much joy your beautiful book has brought to my daughter (and to me). Thank you! The sheer glee on Kaia's (my daughter's) face when we read it is infectious, and I find it hard not to sing while reading the fun and catchy rhymes. Kaia is now a proud card-carrying friend of Smeagull the Seagull, and her grateful Mama is especially moved. We lost my aunt (Kaia's surrogate grandmother) last year, and her last name was Siegel. I often feel that she comes with our other loved ones to visit us in the form of birds.... your book could not be more perfect for our family.

Carol

Joy Your Book has Brought to my Daughter and Me

I cannot express how much joy your beautiful book has brought to my daughter (and to me). Thank you! The sheer glee on Kaia's (my daughter's) face when we read it is infectious, and I find it hard not to sing while reading the fun and catchy rhymes. Kaia is now a proud card-carrying friend of Smeagull the Seagull, and her grateful Mama is especially moved. We lost my aunt (Kaia's surrogate grandmother) last year, and her last name was Siegel. I often feel that she comes with our other loved ones to visit us in the form of birds.... your book could not be more perfect for our family.

Carol