Title Of Book: Flower Girl World: Rose and the Wedding Day Rescue & Iris and the Aloha Wedding Adventure
Time length to read: Varies
Age recommend: 6-12
Author: Lynelle Woolley
Illustrator: Karen Wolcott
Publisher: Markelle Media
Price: $4.99 (Flower Girl World Website) Rosie Book via Amazon: $4.49 (Paperback) $3.49 (Kindle) Iris Book via Amazon: $4.28 (Paperback) $3.19 (Kindle)
Today I am excited to bring you this new series featuring adventure, self learned lessons, and just pure girl fun. The Flower Girl World Books, by Lynelle Woolley, are a series that are about young girls that get to experience the excitement when they are asked to be flower girls at different weddings. In Rosie and the Wedding Day Rescue, a little girl named Rosie is asked to be a flower girl at a good friend’s wedding. She is nervous about it at first, but then along the road to being a flower girl, meets new friends and helps save the wedding day from being ruined. And in Iris and the Aloha Wedding Adventure, Iris experiences becoming a flower girl again by being asked to be one at her cousins wedding. She discovers the adventure of a wedding in Hawaii, and makes a new friend along the way. The cool thing about the Flower Girl World, is that every time a girl serves as a flower girl and makes new friends that are flower girls as well, they form a “Flower Girl World” club that promises that they will all stay in touch and remain friends and remember the adventures and memories they all experienced as being Flower girls.
I really loved these books. I was able to have the chance to read both the first and second book in the series, and let me tell you, they do not disappoint. The story line is great, and perfect for younger girls that are looking for a starter chapter book with a cute storyline. It’s also great book to read out loud to children as well. The story also has great lessons to learn. It teaches leadership, doing what’s right, and have courage, which are all important messages for children to hear. The book also has illustrations, done by Karen Wolcott, throughout the chapters and it really does show the storyline really well and are very detailed and well done. It looks like it could be it’s very own cartoon show.
So if you are looking for a good book series aimed at young girls I would definitely recommend these ones! You’ll be wanting to join the flower girl world club after reading this cute series!
There’s more! I was abled to do an author interview with Lynelle Woolley herself. Check out her Interview below! And for more fun on the Flower Girl World Series and more information on the books, check out the Flower Girl World Website (click words for link)
Author Interview with Lynelle Woolley
Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
I’m a mom, wife, author, and kid at heart. I began my career writing synopses for video/DVD packaging at MGM studios. Twenty years later, I was heading the creative department for home entertainment at New Line Cinema. Then in 2008 and we were all laid off. With a flooded job market, I knew I had to reinvent myself, so I took an atypical route: flower girls. It’s so much fun working on a business that’s colorful and joyful every day. I’m now a Mompreneur and I couldn’t be happier.
What do you do when you are not writing?
We are remodeling our house, so I’m spending way too much time on home furnishing and interior design sites.
What inspired you to write your first book?
My daughter. When she was four-years-old, she was a flower girl in three weddings. Each event was so different, but one thing remained the same: her enthusiasm. Little girls dream of being flower girls and not everyone gets to be one. I wanted to express the flower girl experience through stories for all girls to share.
How did you come up with the title?
The series was originally called The Flower Girls Club, but Flower Girl World is much more inclusive. It incorporates global customs, diverse characters, and universal themes.
Where do you get your ideas?
Anything can spur an idea, but I love meeting Flower Girl World fans at live events, like Girl Scout expos and book festivals. Their observations and comments are inspiring.
Is there a message in your book that you want readers to grasp?
Being a flower girl is much more than wearing a pretty dress and looking adorable. The experience teaches important lessons in responsibility, leadership, communication, etc. My goal in writing these books is to introduce young readers to these characteristics and to highlight new customs and cultures set against the exciting backdrop of different types of weddings.
What books have most influenced your life most?
Some of my favorite children’s books include The Phantom Tollbooth, Where the Wild Things Are, the Knuffle Bunny series, and anything by Shel Silverstein.
I love reading a book and thinking “Wow, that’s so creative and smart.” Those are the best reads.
Do you have any advice for other writers?
Don’t be afraid to make revisions to your stories. It can be scary to open up a section of a tightly written manuscript, but if something isn’t working, it’s important to get it right. The hard work will be your payoff in the end.
Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
Thank you so much for your support! I promise there are more fun Flower Girl World adventures coming soon!
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received these books free from the author in exchange for a fair review and book spotlight. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”