Astra is a sleek, beautiful, shiny Gulfstream (G100) airplane with a fun and playful personality, who finds herself all alone in her hangar with an uncertain fate, as she learns she will be sold. She is missing the fresh air and exercise, and wondering if she will even remember how to fly, after being flown by her sole caretaker and constant companion named Captain Dan for 12 years. She becomes sad and lonely as she sits rusting in her hangar. Captain Dan comes to check on her and start up her engines once in a while, but she will not be able to fly until she has a new owner. Finally, a series of not too friendly and quirky potential owners take her for a test flight, and she discourages each one of them from buying her in a humorous and playful way, as only a plane can. Eventually the right owner comes along, and he is the perfect match for both her and her long-time partner Captain Dan. They fly cross country to California, to their new home, and Astra is tired a bit lagged, so Captain Dan parks her safely in her new hangar for the night, and assures her everything will be alright. Stay tuned for Book Two.
This is the 5th Stevie Tenderheart novella by this author. #FAB5
Based on a true story, Stevie Tenderheart A Second Kiss Goodnight (A Bedtime Story) is a non-illustrated shared dream sequence storybook about a little boy (Stevie) who has a hard time falling to sleep–that is, until he devises a brilliant plan. Stevie shares the magic of the night with your children. #GigglesAssured
The author uses warm and affectionate storytelling rather than conversational, “He said, She said” dialogue. The author, who has a comic strip background, also uses a little leg-pulling, keeping kids on their toes. Kids love that!
Stevie books have received 600+ Goodreads ratings/reviews with the best review: “Best Children’s Author to come along since Dr. Seuss.” [As if, but still, pretty cool, huh?] Worst: “Too many words.”
Stevie books help parents put their kids to bed on time, every time. Just be mindful when you say, “It’s Stevie time.” They will likely hear, “It’s TV time.” [And that’s on you.] “-)
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