“Loved it, loved it. This is a great way for children to not only dream, but to not be scared to go to sleep and dream. Children have wonderful, fascinating imaginations and may not dream of sugar crystals, the moon made of cheese or animal crackers performing acrobatic tricks, but regardless of the type of dreams that they encounter, they too will enjoy meeting the Sandman.”
-Reviewed by Vernita Naylor for Readers’ Favorite
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Local Author receives national recognition from the 11th Annual National Indie Excellence® Awards!
Los Angeles: — The 11th Annual National Indie Excellence® Awards recognized (Title of Book by Author’s Name) in the category of (Category) as a (winner/finalist) in this year’s competition.
This prestigious National award is open to all English language books in print from small, medium, university, self and independent publishers.
The National Indie Excellence® Awards exists to help establish independent publishing as a strong and proud facet of the publishing industry. Recognizing authors that put their heart and soul into their work, the NIEA is a champion of self-publishers and the small, independent presses that go the extra mile to produce books of excellence in every aspect. Established in 2007, the NIEA competition is judged by experts from all aspects of the book industry, including publishers, writers, editors, book cover designers and professional copywriters.
Winners and finalists are determined based on ‘overall excellence of presentation- a synergy of form and content. Priscilla and the Sandman is a Children’s Picture Book Age 4-8. Priscilla, a child is doing everything to stay up. That is until mom tells her about the Sandman. The Sandman visits her and takes her on a journey of delicious rhyming and eye candy. It’s visually stunning and a fun read for children.
“We are proud to announce the winners & finalists whose books truly embody the excellence that this award was created to celebrate, and we salute you all for your fine work.” –Ellen Reid, Founder NIEA
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It is our great pleasure to inform you that you are a Finalist in the 11th Annual National Indie Excellence Awards. Your book truly embodies the excellence that this award was created to celebrate, and we salute you and your fine work.
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This is a great bedtime book for young children, and is filled with imaginative illustrations. It’s upbeat, positive, and will leave your children wishing they too could visit the “Land of Sweets.”
“I liked Priscilla and the Sandman because of the illustrations. They look so real and give you a good picture of what the Land of Sweets looks like. I like that Priscilla’s stuffed bunny is in every picture, and I had fun looking for him. I read this book while eating animal crackers, just like the ones that are performing for the Gumdrop Queen. I think that Priscilla is drawn to look like the author’s daughter, and the Sandman cat probably looks like her pet cat. ”
-Jewel, Age 9, KidsBookBuzz
“Mr. Roseberg has brilliantly unveiled the secret adventures of the Sandman and what goes on when we sleep. Through the eyes of a young sleeping Priscilla, one is soon exposed to a land of custard cream moats, jelly bean raindrops and pancake trampolines.
‘Priscilla and the Sandman’ is a precious and entertaining story, based on Mr. Roseberg’s clever imagination and an experience he had while rocking his own baby daughter to sleep while singing. It is no secret that parents often have a challenging time getting their children to go to sleep. Mr. Roseberg is quick to demonstrate such is not the case while reading ‘Priscilla and the Sandman’. By the turn of the last page, through the clever, engaging written verses, a child is certain to visit Mr. Sandman in his land of sugar-coated dreams, as they drift off to sleep.
Mr. Parajes, along with Mr. Roseberg give Willy Wonka a run for his chocolate factory money with their illustrations in ‘Priscilla and the Sandman’. The drawings are not only delicious, some are quite decadent, too. The popcorn, gummy bears and marshmallows almost tempt one to sample the page. ”
Mihaela Pop, From Words to Worlds says,
“Parents tell stories to children to open their minds and their hearts, so the story before bedtime is not an insignificant routine but a tradition that brings bonding, positive energy and a powerful impulse to imagination.
The land of sweets is not an invitation to an unhealthy food consuming behaviour but a presentation of how children’s imagination works, a representation of their creative and prolific mind.”