… it is so cute. It should be … more public. It’s a great book.
Mindy Aloff, author, editor, essayist, journalist, and dance critic. Author, Dance Anecdotes, 2006; Leaps in the Dark: Art and the World, 2011
The story is told with elegance, and, of course, I love … the ballet studio. Jane’s illustrations are delightful, their tone perfectly calibrated to the tone of your story. Congratulations on it!
We lost electricity exactly a week ago tonight and used the time to slowly read and enjoy every word and picture of your delightful book with a lantern.
I finished your book…it was written in such a way, that I have nothing to compare it to…it was great!! it kept me wondering what other character is going to show up…
I’m glad I didn’t read the ending like I sometimes do when the suspense of ‘what is this book leading to?’ is getting to me…because the ending WAS the clincher…Darlene should’ve paid more attention to detail while watching her crime shows!!
The last book I bought had so many words misspelled, I’ve never finished it, it distracts me too much…I give your book an A+
Just a quick note to tell you how much I enjoyed your story. A perfect bedside read even if Viola didn’t have perfect bedside manners. I’m sure you have the Hollywood casting all envisioned in your head.
… writer Larry Stanfel creates a sweet and touching story of a boy’s bunny that moves on when lost, [and] Larry’s wife Jane has done the illustrations.
The adventures may not be what you expect. Bun-Bun is a special bunny that becomes important to more than one child. It has a nice simple message; it is ok to share and to let go. In a world of books geared to grown up agendas, it is nice to have a simple good story for today’s children to enjoy.
Tower Motel is a classic crime noir set in a small Illinois town. The story is narrated by, Darlene Englund, an uneducated, cynical maid at the motel. Darlene shares her opinions of the hotel owners, families, and guests. In addition, she also provides them some additional hospitality services of her own. While somewhat humbly considering herself just doing her job or being a good-deed doer, she eventually falls prey to her greed.
Through Darlene Englund, Larry Stanfel captures a dysfunctional level of small-town life but laces the story with sardonic humor to make a fun read.
Fast reading and I could hardly put the book down..also very funny..held my interest.
This is a creative, extremely well written story that held my attention immediately and throughout. It captures the people and places described at that time perfectly. I won’t give away the ending ! Really a good story ! I am very happy I made this purchase and I heartily recommend it to others.
The books have arrived — gorgeous and generous. I expected the black & whites to be great, but did not expect the colors — the poetry is far more than I could have hoped. I spent yesterday at a disappointing (Painting Poetry) show . . . so this is a necessary corrective. Looking forward to digging into the prose and finding out the rest of the story(ies).