Hey there bookworms!
Today I am reviewing All Is Assuredly Well by Professor Gore and Maestro Wilson as part of their blog tour. This is a short and sweet review because it was a short and sweet book.
Genre: Children’s Books
Publisher: Camille Lancaster Literary Children’s Books
King Phillip the Good and his husband, The Most Excellent Don Carlos Emiliano Felipe de Compañero y Campañero, live sedate, uneventful lives until King Phillip dreams of having a baby girl. Structured around The Hero’s Journey, King Phillip must follow his mentor, the Blue Star, and encounter allies (a newt and a bluejay) and overcome gatekeepers (a biting fish and a bear) as he completes a series of tasks to prove himself worthy of becoming a father. Once proven, the Blue Star presents him with a baby girl in the middle of a fairy circle of a thousand different flowers in a thousand brilliant hues. He returns home to present Baby Milliflora to his husband, and the loving husbands joyfully become loving fathers.
I really enjoyed this book. It was a children’s book so it was very simple but it gets the point across in a fun way. It is trying to show that there is nothing wrong with two men being fathers to a young girl and I fully support this. Love is love and that is all there is to it.
I like the illustrations too. They had me looking for all the little details that the artist took the time to incorporate into the book to make the story that much more intriguing.
Book Rating: 4/5
About the author, Professor Gore
Professor Gore’s proudest hours were spent in Federal Court testifying as an expert witness and plaintiff against the city she loved. The city commission had passed an amendment that banned Heather Has Two Mommies and Daddy’s Roommate from the children’s section of the public library. A storyteller, Professor Gore is delighted to contribute to the canon she once defended.
About the Author, Maestro Wilson
Co-author Maestro Phillip Wilson is a retired band director, music teacher, composer, and arranger. A poet at heart, his love for wordplay and ear for rhythm and meter lend themselves well to the lyrical art of storytelling.
About the Illustrator, Angie F. M. Trotter
Artist Angie F. M. Trotter holds a BA in Religion and Fine Art. Her pen and ink illustrations are an amalgamation of icons, illuminated manuscripts, stained glass window design, and her spiritual life. Her work has been compared to the masters of the Golden Age of British book illustration.
You can find out more about All is Assuredly Well and the authors and the illustrator online:
All is Assuredly Well is available as an eBook at Amazon.com.
And now for the best part! The author’s provided me with an extra copy to host a giveaway 🙂 All you have to do is like this blog post and leave a comment and you will be entered to win. I will throw in some more stickers with it for fun because who doesn’t like stickers. It is open to Internationally and the winner will be drawn on July 17th!
You can get some extra entries through the link below if you like. Cheers everyone and good luck!