Monday, October 27, 2014

A Lizard's Tail and Things That Scare Fat Gary, the Minion

I read Bish Denham's latest book and completely enjoyed it! A Lizard’s Tail is a charming story and told much like a fable. It reminded me of Watership Down and the stories the rabbits told of Prince El-ahrairah.

Marvin’s adventure changes him and introduces him to many new friends. The story is about cooperation and friendship. It’s also about preconceived notions, vanity, and expanding one’s knowledge.

The characters are charming. I loved both El Grekko and the Great Old Iguana.

This would be not only a wonderful book to read to your kids, but one you would enjoy reading, too!

From the moment he hatches, Marvin P. Tinkleberry knows he is destined for greatness. For one, he has a marvelous, well-groomed tail. For another he can puff out his throat pouch in the most spectacular way. Maybe the other lizards in his colony don't take him seriously, but he knows the truth. It lives in the marrow of his bones; he's going to be a hero.

When a feral cat threatens the lives of all who live at Stone Wall in the Garden by the Sea, Marvin knows it's HIS destiny to get rid of the fearsome beast. Travelling Over the Hill to find help should be as easy as snapping up a sleeping moth. But it doesn't take long for Marvin to see that the world beyond Stone Wall is not the same as his pampered life back at the garden. From the deadly Sucker Cactus Forest to deadly mongooses, danger lurks around every corner and Marvin will have to decide if he's willing to be the hero he's long bragged about being.

Buy it now on Amazon

Bish Denham was raised in the U. S. Virgin Islands. Her mother's side of the family has lived in the Caribbean for over one hundred years and she still has plenty of family there whom she visits regularly.

She says, "Growing up in the islands was like living inside a history book. Columbus named the islands, Sir Francis Drake sailed through the area, and Alexander Hamilton was raised on St. Croix. Then there were the pirates who plied the waters. Life for me was magical, and through my writing I hope to pass on some of that magic."

Bish has known many lizards in her life. Marvin and Leeza are based on two that lived in her bedroom.

She is the author of Anansi and Company: Retold Jamaican Folk Tales which you can find on Amazon.com.

Find Bish: Blog / Facebook / Goodreads / Twitter


I started this series on Facebook - Things That Scare Fat Gary. My husband came up with the idea and we had fun taking the photos. I thought I would share one of them with you.


44 comments:

M.J. Fifield said...

That would scare me too, Fat Gary.

Congrats to Bish on her new release!

Natalie Aguirre said...

Bish's book sounds so good. Congrats to her on her new book.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Bish is a great writer!
Better run, Fat Gary.

Karen Walker said...

Bish's book sounds absolutely delightful. Fat Gary is hilarious.

Bish Denham said...

That knife would scare me too!

Thanks for the wonderful review, Diane!

Natalie, my story was fun to write.

Alex, I'm honored you think I'm a good writer, thanks.

Jemi Fraser said...

Fat Gary is right to be scared!
Congrats to Bish - the lizards sound awesome :)

Karen Lange said...

Congrats to Bish! Wishing her all the best.

Cute pic. Thanks for sharing. :)

Jay Noel said...

Congrats to Bish!

That minion pumpkin is just amazing! He did a fantastic job.

Robyn Campbell said...

Love this review. I agree with the captain. Bish is such a funtastic writer. Fat Gary. Bahahaha.

Stephen Tremp said...

Good luck to Bish and Things That Scare Fat Gary! Who doesn't like geckos and iguanas? I know I don.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Congrats to Bish. And that is one scary knife.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Bish, you're welcome. I'll post it later today on Amazon.

Jay, my husband is a great artist.

Carol Kilgore said...

Great review!

Heading to Facebook. Want to make sure we're friends over there.

Sherry Ellis said...

A Lizard's Tale sounds cute. I really like the cover!

shelly said...

I love animal characters.

cleemckenzie said...

I enjoyed Bish's book, too. A fun and lively adventure!

As to Fat Gary, his pumpkiness is charming and I'm sending a rescue team. Hold on Fat Gary.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Diane .. you've given a great review here and I've bought it .. so I definitely need to get reading it. Great imagination shown for Marvin ...

Love your Thing that Scare Fat Gary ... hideously foul!!

Cheers Hilary

Southpaw HR Sinclair said...

Congrats to Bish, I love this book.

And I love that photo! It made me giggle.

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Bish's book looks like it's fun for all ages.
Poor Fat Gary - about to lose a bunch of weight, in a most painful manner.

J E Oneil said...

Oh, man, those photos are hilarious. Your husband may be a genius :). I hope you share other photos here (I don't do Facebook :P).

Jo said...

Sounds like a great story. Wish Bish lot's of success.

Poor Fat Gary

Nicki Elson said...

Oh! Fat Gary is adorable. Bish's book sounds adorable too. Thanks for the review.

Bish Denham said...

Thanks everyone who stopped by!

Marvin's doing his best to protect Fat Gary from that knife, Diane!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Bish's book does sound like a charming story!

And, I've been enjoying those "scare" pics on facebook. :)

Mason Canyon said...

Congratulations to Bish. A Lizard's Tail sounds like a delightful read for all ages. I don't blame Fat Gary for being scared. I would be too.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Bish, I hope he doesn't lose his tail again.

Dean K Miller said...

Wonderful sounding book and great photo. A smile to start my day. Thanks!

Michelle Wallace said...

That pumpkin is CUTE!
Bish's story DOES sound delightful! And her book covers are equally delightful!
Congrats Bish!

Clarissa Draper said...

OMG! I love the pumpkin! I have also seen Bish's story. I hope she does well.

Chrys Fey said...

I have seen this book EVERYWHERE! :D Congrats, Bish!

Fat Gary is cute!

Maurice Mitchell said...

That pumpkin is hilarious and the book sounds wonderful.

Romance Book Haven said...

Congrats Bish! The story sounds fun!

Susanne Drazic said...

Roll away, Fat Gary! Roll away!

David P. King said...

A comparison to Watership Down is enough to get me interested. And that minion, love it! :)

Jennifer Shirk said...

That book sounds cute!

Love the pic!!

M Pax said...

Major congrats to Bish!

I liked the photo w/ the easter rabbit or whatever it was. That really made me laugh.

Loni Townsend said...

HAHAHA! Things that Scare Fat Gary sounds hilarious. They are on your facebook page?

Kim Lajevardi said...

Congrats to Bosh!

I love Fat Gary!

Tammy Theriault said...

I've interviewed Bish. She is a charm!

Elsie Amata said...

Congratulations and best of luck, Bish! (I love your name!)

Aww, poor little Minion. (adorable!)

I have yet to read Watership Down. I really need to put that on my list.

Mary Montague Sikes said...

Happy Halloween, Diane! The lizard book reminds me of the lizards we saw in Puerto Rico several weeks ago. They hung out at the restaurant where we dined and waited for morsels of food to drop. Then they would sometimes beat out the birds to grab them.

Medeia Sharif said...

I hope to read Bish's book over the weekend or next week.

I loved your FB pics.

Milo James Fowler said...

Awesome photo! And way to support a fellow writer, Diane.

Gina Gao said...

Congrats to Bish!

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