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Preston's New Glove (An illustrated early reader) (Packrat Tales Book 1) Kindle Edition

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About the Author

Tim Whitney is a Dallas executive, entrepreneur, and author writing Illustrated early readers, and Young adult novels. His third book, Preston's New Glove is his first illustrated children's book and is an easy reader with amazing illustrations. It shows that even something old can be special and sometimes memories increase the sentimental value. He hopes it will open the discussions between children and parents. He is currently working on two new books due out in February 2013. Tim completed his B.S. in Business Administration at Northeastern University and graduated with a Team-Building MBA from Western New England University. His first novel, a Young Adult book titled Thanksgiving at the Inn, will also be published in mainland China in 2013. His interests include fishing, camping in Maine, competitive swimming (US Masters), and spending time with family and friends. He can be reached at: www.timcwhitney.com

Product Details

  • File Size: 4480 KB
  • Print Length: 42 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Tim Whitney; 1 edition (September 11, 2012)
  • Publication Date: September 11, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0099P2Y2Y
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #903,684 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Tim Whitney is a manufacturing executive, Founder of Tim Swim Products, and an Internationally Published Author, writing in several different genres.
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What do John Ringling (of the Ringling Brother's Circus fame), Filippo Brunelleschi, Donatello (the sculptor not the Ninja Turtle), Massacio, Giorgio Vasari, Leonardo da Vinci, The Medici Family, and a 12 year old girl from Sarasota, Florida all have in common?

They are all characters in Whitney's captivating new novel, 'Rinascimento', the first in his art history/time traveling series, The Ringling Chronicles.

Join Michela, a brilliant yet quirky young heroine as she races through time to rescue a stranded John Ringling, meets the greatest artists of the Renaissance, and assists Brunelleschi with the competition for the commission of the Duomo, one of the greatest architectural marvels of all time.

Whitney blends historical facts with one heck of a time traveling ride.

He is currently working on book two of the series.

Tim completed his B.S. in Business Administration at Northeastern University and graduated with a Team MBA from Western New England University.

His first novel, a Young Adult book titled Thanksgiving at the Inn, was also published in mainland China in 2013.

His interests include fishing, camping in Maine, competitive swimming (US Masters), and spending time with family and friends.

He can be reached at:
www.timcwhitney.com
www.thanksgivingattheinn.com

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By E.G. on September 14, 2012
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Attention parents out there, this book is really nice and you should definitely check it out.

The illustrations are quite good and the story is short but easy to read. This means you can leave your kid reading it alone or with your company.

I recommend Preston's New Glove because it has a great message for your kids: old things can be fun too!

Also, it teaches them to appreciate old people and discover cool stories of their parents that they didn't know anything about.

Imagine how awesome would be to share your past with them once they realize: "if Preston's father was that cool, would my father/mother be the same?".

Get ready to answer this question if you buy this book!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Bowsprite on December 16, 2012
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This book was a very warm, wonderful story that teaches the importance of sharing stories of our pasts with our kids and grandkids. I enjoyed the telling of Preston finding out about some of the "old school" things and learning about his dad and the importance of his glove that had been saved for him. I really enjoyed it and look forward to sharing it with the young ones in our family.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Connie Neal on September 19, 2012
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I enjoyed this nostalgic romp through a garage cluttered with things kids today might not know ever existed: Rock'em Sock'em Robots (made me want to go into my cluttered garage and find ours!), a Polaroid "Instant" Camera, typewriter, a set of encyclopedias, and a square Walkman for cassette tapes (I can hear the kids now, "What's a cassette tape?" Answer: Sort of like an 8-Track Player only smaller.) I took delight in all the things kids under 12 would find novel in our quickly changing world. The conversation between the child and grandparent brought understanding of the value of a gift that isn't the "latest" but may be the greatest. I see this book being a great conversation starter between parents and kids or grandparents and today's kids. It's good enough to make me think about going through the boxes in my garage.

My only slight complaint is that the pages of text were images that were not navigable by my Kindle eReader (more like a picture of the page with words included in the picture) without a flowing river of words that I could highlight or note. I have become reliant on those features on my Kindle and found myself wanting to highlight things and write things on the pages, but without a way to do so.

Connie Neal, author of many books found at [...]
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Robert Mabry on September 21, 2012
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Finding a great book for kid's on an e-reader can be a challenge. Most just don't look good, even on devices that support color. Not so with Preston's New Glove. This book's pictures jump off the screen with life. The character art is absolutely charming and the detail and fidelity of the images are some of the best I've seen on the Kindle.

But where it really shines is in the story. Many dads will certainly appreciate the nostalgia of Rock-Em, Sock-Em Robots, Walkmans and the Atari 2600 along with a story that gently reminds kid's that parents can be "cooler" than you think. I read this to my 5-year-old daughter and she really enjoyed it. It held her attention throughout which can often be a challenge when a story doesn't grab here. She didn't care that the protagonist was a boy and had plenty of questions about all of Preston's discoveries.

My 10-year-old daughter read it while we were stuck in a waiting room and she enjoyed it too. Well below her reading level, but she found the story charming and was very curious about all the devices from the 80s that play a central role in the story.

This book is a cut above other kids books out there and a must for any parent who considers themselves a part of the MTV generation.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mitchel M.D. on September 14, 2012
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My children are avid readers and this book came out great on my iPad. My son was captured by the story and images. Thanks for sharing this book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Brenda Ramirez on September 22, 2012
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I bought this book because it reminded me of the "Arthur" series books. I don't have children, but the pictures grabbed my attention and brought me back to the days of when I was a little girl at the library in love with all the incredible stories I could explore. Plus, I like this guys iPhone Apps, so I wanted to check out his books.

The graphics are beautiful.
The story is sweet and sentimental.
The references to the old devices serve as a lesson in history to young kids about how technology advances and
brings me back memories, 'Encyclopedia! I remember using one of those!'

Love the story, love the art, love the feeling it gave me.
Buy it now and share with friends.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ionia Martin TOP 1000 REVIEWER on December 15, 2012
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There was nothing to not love about this book. The illustrations are so cute and the story is just wonderful. When Preston the rat wants a new baseball glove, he has to help out at grandpa's garage sale to earn it. While he is there, he finds all kinds of cool stuff that isn't "new" and learns that each of these things has value. I loved the way the author gave life to his characters through the matching pictures and made his little main character come to understand that sometimes memories add to the value of an object. This is a perfect book for the holiday season as it deals with the value of precious items passed down from one generation to the next. I loved it!
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