Thursday, January 3, 2013

Virtual Book Tour & Giveaway - Honey the Hero by Emlyn Chand

Welcome to my stop on Emlyn Chand's Honey the Hero Virtual Book Tour.  Please make sure to leave a comment or question below for Emlyn to let her know you stopped by.  You can also fill out the Rafflecopter Form below to enter her tour wide giveaway.


Honey the Hero 
by Emlyn Chand 
Illustrated by Sarah Shaw

Publisher: Evolved Publishing
Release Date: April 21, 2012

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Honey, an inquisitive young parakeet living in the Australian Outback, decides to become a superhero after she spies a human family watching Superman. Since she already has the power of flight, all she needs to do is create a costume to conceal her true identity and then fly off in search of animals that need rescuing.

Unfortunately, every time she tries to help, Honey only ends up making matters worse. She spoils Kangaroo’s game of hide-and-go-seek by revealing his hiding place to Wallaby; Mr. Anteater must go hungry when she alerts the ants to his presence, and Mrs. Koala is made a laughingstock among bears when Honey pretends to be her Joey. Finally realizing that she’s not as heroic as she’d like, Honey gives up her day-saving efforts.

But what happens when someone actually needs Honey’s help? Will she rise to the challenge?



Emlyn Chand emerged from the womb with a fountain pen clutched in her left hand (true story). When she's not writing, she runs a large book club in Ann Arbor and is the president of author PR firm Novel Publicity. Best known for her Young Adult novels, she is also developing a small, but devoted, following to her children's book series and is beginning to dapple in other genres as well. Emlyn enjoys connecting with readers and is available via almost every social media site in existence. Visit for more info. Don't forget to say "hi" to her sun conure Ducky!


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My Review 

Honey the Hero by Emlyn Chand is an sweet, enchanting tale which encourages children to help each other.  Set in Australia, with well drawn illustrations of animals native to the region, Ms. Chand's tale is an inspiration to be the best we can be and look beyond ourselves.  While written for the 4-6 year old age group, I found the story cute and entertaining.

Inspired by something she sees through a window, Honey, the youngest bird in her nest, is determined to become a superhero.  Using a large leaf as her cape, and a thick blade of grass with two holes for her eyes as her mask, Honey roams the wildness looking for others to rescue.  While her intent is generous and grand - her execution occasionally falls short and lands her in trouble.  

When Honey's superhero attempts fall short, will she listen to the instructions of her mother?  Will Honey get another chance at helping others?  You'll have to read Honey the Hero to find out.  Perfect for a small child or even a classroom setting, Ms. Chand's story is a great tool for teaching the lesson of helping your neighbor.  

My Rating:  4 out of 5 Crowns

FTC Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book as a part of a book tour in exchange for a fair and honest review.

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Remaining Tour Stops

1/4 Review   It's About Time Mamaw
1/10 Review Jenn's Review Blog
1/10 Review Thrice the mischief,3 times the love
1/11 Review Yours and Mine ARE Ours


  1. I really need to buy her books for my 7 year old son. He loves to read and these are perfect for him. :)

    Thanks Emily.


  2. Thank you for the wonderful review, Maria. I'm glad you enjoyed Honey and her lesson. And, hi, Harlie! I hope you'll enjoy the Bird Brain Books.

    Davey and Courtney may be the best fits for your seven-year-old since they are the most advanced of the six books so far.

    Em <3