Book Tour and Review: Bernadine Feagins’ HAKIM AND TERRANCE SHADOW MYSTERY


Bernadine Feagins is a new author who is looking forward to many years of writing children’s books. She has always had a love of children and worked many years in early childhood education. During these times she witnessed the joy children felt as she would demonstratively read books. In addition she is a very active mom who loves to nurture not only her children, but those of family and community. She often had story time with those she loved and cared for. She developed her story telling skills through the numerous books she read to children, this gave her an inspiration to tell her own story, Hakim and Terrance Shadow Mystery. When Bernadine isn’t reading to children or involved in some other child nurturing activity, she can be found as a business woman that works for the IRS. Bernadine is available for interviews, book signings or public reading in schools and libraries.

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Hakim and Terrance Shadow Mystery is a wonderful story about a lost dog. Two best friends go on an adventure to bring Shadow home. Along the way you will meet nice neighbors, some kind business owners and many others. The mystery begins when someone finally provides a clue. What do you think that clue is? Find out today with your purchase of Hakim and Terrance Shadow Mystery.

EXCERPT and my favorite quote from the book:

The next day, Hakim woke up without his dog.

“Are you alright Hakim?” asked his mother.

“It’s hard not having Shadow here. He always licks my face to wake me up.” said Hakim.

“I miss him,” said Hakim.

“Why don’t you and Terrance make some flyers and put them on the poles, trees, and neighborhood stores.” said Hakim’s mother. “Don’t forget to ask first before doing so, Hakim,” added his mother.

Product Details

* Paperback: 68 pages
* Publisher: (August 7, 2009)
* Language: English
* ISBN-10: 0557090415
* ISBN-13: 978-0557090419

My Review:

Shadow Mystery is a wonderful children’s book about a boy named Hakim, his faithful dog, Shadow, and his best friend, Terrance. Shadow disappears one day and with the help of Terrance, Hakim’s family and people from the neighborhood, Hakim and Shadow are reunited.

Have you ever lost a family dog before? Well, I have several times and being that I raised Australian shepherd puppies, it was always a sigh of relief and immense joy to see your long lost friend come home. I love how the author Bernadine Feagins shows the relationship with the two boys as close friends and how they go about solving the problem of finding Hakim's dog. Bernadine warmly ties in a valuable lesson that doing the right thing is not always easy as Samyaha, a young girl, soon discovers.

What I especially like about the book is that there is a relationship between friends and animals, a sense of being together and belonging. The plot develops and moves along nicely showing the feelings and emotions of two boys and a girl. Every boy and girl can identify and relate to these feelings. Bernadine brings quality writing to the table with her special style of encouraging good self-esteem in young people. I look forward to reading more from the author. I give the book 5 stars and recommend this children's book with good illustrations to you. I liked the book!

Thank you Pump Up Your Book Promo for providing the book for review. You can purchase the book at:

Hakim & Terrance Shadow Mystery !

Warmest Regards,
~ LadyD

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