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Monday, May 14, 2018

Book Review - Nature's Viewpoint 2, fun cartoons of animals and flowers by Thomas Hollyday

Book Review
Nature's Viewpoint 2, fun cartoons of animals and flowers 
by Thomas Hollyday

Book description
Enjoy this collection of an imaginary and funny nature realm filled with satire, comedy and the simple laughs we all enjoy. You’ll be surprised at home much the wildlife, the flowers and the insects are like humans, from the love of life and the comic mistakes.

Natures Viewpoint 2 is the work of Thomas Hollyday, former member of the Cartoonists Guild of New York and long time contributor to some of America’s favorite magazines. He draws with a simplicity similar to the great Thurber. He’s a recognized humorist with a fluid whimsical line, payful and poignant. His drawings of scenes through the seasons will guide you through the year with a laugh. Enjoy Natures Viewpoint 1 also.

Also check out the acclaimed River Sunday Romance Mystery series by Thomas Hollyday. The author’s unique Chesapeake voice once again gives us an exciting read about the people, their beliefs and legends, the animals and the grasping mud and black water wetlands of this mysterious American region. His other critically acclaimed novels include Slave Graves, Magnolia Gods, Powerboat Racer, Gold, Terror Flower, and Easter Sunday.

Each book, introducing new memorable characters, retains the simple and beautiful lifestyle, history and beauty of the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay. Powerful subjects such as freedom, atomic war, racism, religion, terror, sailing, and family love, are approached. Stories are insightful and well researched with technical expertise, humor, and fast moving action.

River Sunday Romance Mysteries are suitable for teen and older readers. They have no strong language and romantic descriptions are clean and suitable for family reading, discussion and enjoyment.

If you want a good book on wildlife and pets, check out Water for Backyard Pets and Wildlife. Thomas Hollyday has spent years working for animals rights. Part of the proceeds of his books goes to financing the research and maintenance of fresh drinking water resources for wildlife.

If you are concerned about wildlife on our planet don't miss this one. Your backyard is nature's playground. You do your best to make sure the birds have seed, and that the environment is safe for everyone. But are you really providing the best watering options for your pets and wild friends? 

Author Thomas Hollyday has spent years researching simple and inexpensive ways to insure all animals have fresh water. In a world where the environment and pollution are limiting access to clean water by wildlife, his ideas are important to all concerned people.

This book will ensure that you create the ideal habitat for all animals who come to visit you! From the author: "Water is so important and I'm afraid we just don't pay enough attention to it. These seasonal tips on ways to do watering are simple. Add it to your nature reference books.”

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Hubbie's review
A short series of cartoons depicting the authors sense of humour throughout the seasonal calendar. The drawings and witty reports that go alongside them will appeal to young and old, bringing a smile to your face and makes you look at the flora and fauna as well as the wildlife you see daily in a more enlighted way.

The book also portrays an ecology side to it showing us that we need to protect and nurture nature in its surroundings for future generations to enjoy and to cut back on our waste products which we all can achieve.

The simplicity of the sketches can be discussed in length to define their interpretation and each cartoon will conjure a different thought process to everyone who looks at them and could be used as an educational aid. The beauty of animation is the message they portray to everyone from the drawings by ancient caveman to the classic artists and finally to the modern day.

I enjoyed these cartoons and have revisited them several times and each time I have noticed or thought something different which is authors intention.

Our rating

About the author
Thomas Hollyday (1942-present) was born in Easton, Maryland. His father was an acclaimed photographer and his mother a brilliant teacher.  He grew up in the southern atmosphere of the Eastern Shore with its maritime and military heritage.  He studied writing with Elliott Coleman at the prestigious Johns Hopkins Writing Seminars and with C.Michael Curtis of the Atlantic Monthly.  He served with distinction in Vietnam and became a successful international businessman.  He also drew illustrations for national magazines and published maritime and Civil War history. 

He currently edits the Wet Their Whistles newsletter for animal water rights ( He draws the popular humorous Animal Viewpoint Cartoons for newspapers. He continues to please his fans with new novels in his River Sunday Romance Mysteries collection. In his fiction he describes his recurring theme that human settlers since prehistoric times in the Chesapeake region have left a mist of legend and history that permeates its modern stories with a certain compelling truth.

At the same time he incorporates the stories of machines with those of their human owners. Each novel, located in the small town of River Sunday, Maryland, also records the continuing beautiful nature of the area. His writing portrays today's problems, conflicts, and memorable local characters with their loves and their combat with evil.

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