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Deanie Humphrys-Dunne is a multi-award winning children’s author of eight books : My Life at Sweetbrier–A Life Changed by Horses, Charlie the Horse, Charlene the Star, Charlene the Star and Hattie’s Heroes, Charlene the Star and Bentley Bulldog, A Tractor Named Wilbur and Un Tractor Llamado Wilbur and Wilbur’s new Home. Many of her fictional books are beautifully illustrated by Holly Humphrys-Bajaj who also designed Deanie’s covers. Wilbur’s new Home is wonderfully jointly illustrated by Wanda L. Urabazo and Holly Humphrys-Bajaj. The series of Charlene the Star books is told by the animal characters.
Deanie’s writing has earmed the coveted Mom’s Choice Awards for My Life at Sweetbrier and A Tractor Named Wilbur. Charlene the Star and Hattie’s Heroes won the Reserve Champion Winnie Award at the Equus Film Festival in Children’s Fiction. In that same contest, My Life at Sweetbrier won the Winnie Award in Equine English Biography. Other accolades include the Feathered Quill Silver Medal, Readers Favorites silver medals, and New Apple Solo (Gold) Medal, among others. Deanie believes the message that perseverance is the key to accomplishing amazing things and has made it her mission to share this message, one that can benefit every child. Through her inspiring, real life and fictional works, children learn that anything is possible when they refuse to give up on their dreams.
Deanie knows from her own life experience that we can attain much more than we ever imagined possible by never quitting. Deanie’s stories remind readers that tenacity is the key to success. She shares proof that obstacles can be overcome. With the goal of being a positive role model for generations of children, Deanie loves to write entertaining stories that emphasize values that build self-esteem and confidence in young readers. She works tirelessly to create stories that appeal to children in an engaging manner. Deanie has been featured on several author websites including TheAuthorsShow.com, and blogtalkradio.com with authors JD Holiday and Annette Rochelle Aben.
Wilbur's New Home This is the second in the series of "Wilbur the Tractor" picture books.
More Book Reviews on Wilbur's New Home:
"A sweet story about Wilbur the cutest tractor, who faces an unknown future with patience and hope. This story features Wilbur's adorable friend Hattie, who supports him along the journey into his new home."~Hollie Anne Marsh, children's author (from the back cover) Wilbur is back again in this cute little story about the red tractor. He gets a new home and has a surprise when he arrives there. Children will love adorable little Wilbur who is shy and has difficulty meeting new people."~J. Spina "This heartwarming story teaches children about friendship, patience, trust, and openness to change and new things in life Change is hard, and Wilbur is anxious as new people come to meet him, especially when they are unkind. Change is hard for many people, especially children.
Reviews "a wonderful little storybook with endearing drawings about caring and protecting those you love."~T. J. Cohen
"This second in the "Wilbur the Tractor" series is as fun and entertaining as the first volume and a must for every little child's library. Highly recommended."~MBK's
"The pictures are very cute and go along very well with the story. There are reading comprehension questions at the end of the book to facilitate learning."~Jessica D. Adams
"When prospective buyers come to the barn. Wilbur does not feel comfortable with them. But Jim is a good friend who wants to make sure that his shy, tractor friend will be happy and properly taken care of. Will Wilbur find a new friend and a good fit for his skills? Read this adorable picture book to find out."~Barbara A. Mojica
"This is a fine story about friendship, about enjoying chores, and about changes that can open doors for new possibilities. Children (and their reading parents!) will have fun while learning important life lessons. And…there is a little quiz at book’s end to underline new knowledge. Recommended. Grady Harp"
“Wilbur’s New Home is a great book to read to your kids if they are going through a new experience. Author Deanie Humphrys-Dunne gives great detail in her story. It feels as if you are in the book. The characters feel alive and you can sense the emotions of the owner Jim and the Tractor named Wilbur. The illustrations provide a reference to how the story unfolds. They are delightful and colorful. We love the drawings of Wilbur! Think Ahead Kids highly recommends this book to families as it will get young ones visually imagining characters interacting with one another. It also encourages little ones to talk about their feelings of moving while they hear about Wilbur’s experiences.”
-Think Ahead Kids
“I loved the book. I liked how the person came over and he was nice. I liked how he had a dog. I think he is really going to like his new home. My favorite part was the banner.” -Child age 6
"A Tractor Named Wilbur is a thoughtful story with beautiful illustrations. The beginning opens with adventures between a farmer and his talking tractor. The two appear to enjoy their time together, and both find enjoyment in taking care of the farm. When Wilbur appears more easily tired after working, the farmer recognizes this and feels that it may be time to let Wilbur rest. The farmer suggests that Wilbur move to a new home. Children will enjoy this story as it takes them on an adventure with a talking tractor! The illustrations and storyline engage children and encourage them to form a friendship with Wilbur. It also quietly touches on the idea of moving and change. There are questions at the end of the book that creates a fun activity for parents, teachers, and children! I recommend this book to parents and educators. A Tractor named Wilbur will make a nice addition to a home and classroom library! Children will love this book!" -School Psychologist
"I love your book because it was a tractor. I like that he was red. I like how he talked. I liked how he plowed the snow. I felt sad he had to leave his old home. At the end I like he was getting happy that he could meet new friends and animals. It will help with kids who need to move from their old home."-Child age 5