Reviews from the children at Elaine Wynn Elementary School:

3/04/08

Dear Mrs. Masterson,
I liked the book you wrote. Thank -you for reading it to us.
I read it at home.I want you to write another book so you can
come read it to us. I want you to come back soon.
Sincerely,
Dominique

Dear Carla Masterson,
I like your book "What's On The Other Side Of The Rainbow"
My favorite part was theend when it reflects your face. It was cool.
Especially, the part when you use your imaginary key. I hope you
will write back to me.
Bye, Ms. Carla
Sincerely Miguel

Gracias por leerme este libra del arcons maestra Carla Masterson.
Y por aser nos reir un ratoY esta muy monito el libro por la yabe
magica Y la pueta que no podimos abriy que era mala y todas las
puertas buenas y muchas gracia por leerme ese libra.

Martha

Dear Ms. Masterson,
Thank you for coming in our class and read that fantastic book you read to us. I felt so joyful in that wonderful book, because it's
all about emotions and it was so cool. I wish you can come back another day.
If you want to know me, my name is Paula Angeline Reyes, but everybody calls me Paula. Nice meeting you.

Sincerely,
Paula

Dear Carla Masterson, You are a great author. You write the best story ever and when I go to the public library I hope they have
the book of yours so I could read it and check it out. You are the best to write your story like that and I hope you write another
story. The story that you wrote that I heard for the first time is great and I'll try to check out all your books. Carla, if you can
please do another book because the book "What's On The Other Side Of The rainbow?" was really good, and with all the
imaginary keys to lock the doors, was really fun. I hope you just write another good book like that one, because you are really
amazing. When you come inside the classroom you were very beautiful and I couldn't keep my eyes off of you.

Sincerely,
Elani

Querido Senora Masterson,

Ola mi nadre es oiga me bo muha gusto comoselos gusto me gusto su libro me gusta pando uste los dugo agudenme a dir las
partas pando y fin.

Thank you for reading to us. That book was awsome. I like the book because of the door of love and the door of sadness and
the other doors. It is really awsome and it looks like you know the book by memory.

Sincerely,
David

Dear Mrs. Masterson,
Thank you so much for coming to us to read your book to us! I like your book allot. I like rainbows do you ?
I like the ones that we did the key with, that was fun. You look beautiful too. I like your book because it is about feelings happy,
mad, sad, and shy.

Your Friend,
Kiru

Dear Mrs. Masterson,
Thank you so much for coming to our classroom to read to us a very nice story about feelings. I learned lots of things from that
book. One thing that I learned was that when you are angry don't scream at your friend that you were fighting with. I really
learned lots of things from the book. I hope you come again next year. Thanks allot!

Your Friend,
Kimberly

Dear Ms. Masterson,
My name is Jasmine. I will talk about your book. My bestest door was the rainbow door. I liked it because when you open it, you
will see a heart with a mirror. The heart with the mirror means the important thing is to love yourself. I want to tell book "What's On
The Other Side Of The Rainbow?"

Jasmine

Dear Ms. Masterson,
My name is Fernanda. I will talk about your book. I want you to tell me how you got idea for this book
"What's On On The Other Side Of The Rainbow?" I liked it because it shows allot about feelings.
I wish you come again.

Sincerely,
Fernanda

Thank you all my wonderful Forever After Friends,
I love you all too and I would love to come to your school again and see everyone of you.
Please always remember, you are all the "Great Secret Of The Golden Mirror" :- )
My Dear Friends, my other books are on the way. I promise :- )

There is also a movie coming soon !

Carla

My Wonderful Young Friends, you can also find my book at the Clark County District Libraries :- )

*Rainbow Library*
*Sahara West Library*
*Spring Valley Library*
*Clark County Library*
*Enterprise Library*
*Green Valley Library*
*Las Vegas Library*
*Summerlin Library*
*Sunrise Library*
*West Charleston Library*                           
*West Las Vegas Library*                                 
*Whitney Library*

THANK YOU WITH ALL MY HEART !

Carla


Sunday, June 10, 2007


Book Review:
"What's On The Other Side Of The Rainbow?"

Feelings. What are feelings?
Where do they come from?
What are they for?

These are the questions answered in this lovely picture book by Carla Jo Masterson.

The story begins when Mr. Positively (The Rainbow Cloud) a fantasy, dream-like being who inhabits the rainbow and who could be viewed as
God, invites children to follow him through the colors of the rainbow in a journey of self discovery. Love, anger, laughter, shyness, fear, sadness,
friendship, joy- these emotions are examined as the children move from one color of the rainbow to another.

The author uses repetition techniques for rhythm and cadence and a combination of rhyme and free verse. The surrealist illustrations in soft
pastels create a nice splash across the pages and complement well the serene, almost spiritual tone of the story. This is an unusual book that
invites young readers to self retrospection.

What's on the other side of the rainbow? The reader will have to buy the book to find out! Suffice to say, it's a magic rule that everyone needs to
know and every child needs to understand from a young age. A book that isn't only a fun story, but one that leads to parent-bonding and spiritual
growth, "What's On The Other Side Of The Rainbow?" comes highly recommended from this reviewer.

Book reviewed by author and book reviewer, Mayra Calvani
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Book Review: "What's On The Other Side Of The Rainbow?"


" The first thing that I noticed was the over-sized imprinted, hardcover, reminiscent of the Golden Books I loved so much as a child.
What's On
The Other side Of The Rainbow?
has everything a parent or educator could ask for in a children's book. Making it a rare find that will leave
children pleading...." read it just one more time, please," and parents happily obliging.

Carla Jo Masterson has created a literary work that will leave children smiling and parents feeling good about their choice of reading material.
To deliver messages of such importance in fun and enjoyable ways is a testament to the talent of the author. Together, with the Illustrations by
Omra Jo Fochtman, this book should be read in daycare centers, schools and homes everywhere.
What's On The Other Side Of The Rainbow, is much more than a bedtime story. Carla introduces us to us Mr. Positively, who leads the reader not
only through the book, but through a door to understanding and accepting ourselves and our feelings, as well as, those of others...

With the number of broken homes increasing, school violence and bullying on the rise, and the  general decline of moral values, the need for a
book such as this has never been greater. Carla Jo Masterson has answered that call with her book
What's On The Other Side Of The Rainbow.
To create a morally sound, entertaining book for children is no easy feat. However, Carla has delivered all of this, with a genuine sincerity that is
both heart warming and refreshing!

Everyone with children should discover together,
What's On The Other Side Of the Rainbow!
Happy Reading!

3 R's (Real Readers Review)
R J xx


"Very impressive Carla, I like how your writing explains what parents generally do not know themselves what is normal or not. In a society of
uncertainty, certainty with feeling will bring stability where unfounded. I like how the illustrations have almost a heavenly calming effect, as if
these
children are being spoken to by their heavenly father.
VERY GOOD, KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!

James E. Ashe/Agent



"Thank you for opening the doorway of your beautiful imagination to create this loving
vision from your pure and generous heart.
Mr. Positively is not just a role model, but a  
warm, safe friend for the children of the world. Having over 20 years experience in the
entertainment business and now launching our new family film studio, we are excited that
this book has become a reality and look forward to creating your films from this precious
work."

Joie Albrecht, Producer/writer/director
The Creation Factory International, Inc.

" I was both delighted and surprised by the story's simplicity and effectiveness.    
Carla's light verse encourages readers to apply its simple message to their own feelings and
situations. This work is inspirational in its ability to create a non-threatening forum where
it is safe for participants to name and discuss their own feelings with one another. I heartily
recommend this book to any wishing to facilitate a meaningful and growth-filled discussion
in a group setting."

Ema Sequoia, Author/Educator
Santa Barbara, California


"As a college professor I deal with young people who come from all kinds of family
situations. Carla's wonderful prose explains to young children many concepts related to
emotions at a level that is appropriate for that age group. Her enthusiasm in helping         
children comes through with great intensity in this work."

Dr. Joy Shelter
Texas A&M University

"Over the years I have had many books presented to me in regards to the betterment of   
my child; this is one book I am happy to say meets several of my standards. It is apparent
that great thought, concern and consideration were taken in producing this book. I hope
other readers will enjoy and appreciate it as I have."

Dr. Reginald K. Profant
Las Vegas, Nevada

" I have been a 4th grade teacher for four years at an at risk school, teaching students
who were dealing with their parent's addiction, alcoholism, molestation, domestic
violence, divorce, death, and AIDS. Carla's book about feelings addresses a real need. I think it is a  valuable and much needed teaching
resource."

Kelly Green
Las Vegas, Nevada

" In this day and age of declining values, it is more than essential to have positive role
models. I'm certain your book will add to the lives of the children who read it."

Lusca Hix, Executive Director
Mission of the Children School

" I wish to commend your literary efforts in your book.
"What's On the Other Side of the Rainbow?" The book is well written and addresses
important children's issues, that of feelings. In addition to being entertaining for children
and educational as a reading tool, the book is significant as it allows children to
understand their feelings."

Terry Lynn Pomeroy, Mother of two and Mathematics Department Chairperson
Southern Nevada Vocational Technical Center

" It was a privilege to have been able to read,
"What's On The Other Side Of The Rainbow?"  As an educator I can attest to the
need for such a book in our schools not only at the elementary level but at the secondary
level as well. You have created a rich and fertile field for introspection. Particularly
valuable is that the book is non-judgemental, but allows the reader to reflect what "is" and
to make decisions as individual situations come to light. I look forward to utilizing
"
What's On The Other Side Of The Rainbow?" within the scope of my duties as a
teacher of writing and teacher of teachers."

Elaine Sherman, Administrative Specialist
Secondary English and Reading
Clark County School District


Carla, Your book is great and it is inspirational. Keep following the rainbow..Dr. Joan

Dr. Joan C. Rodano
Counselor
Adams & Brookman Elementary


Carla, here are my comments on your wonderful book...
"I just want to say thank you for this wonderful book! It teaches about children's feelings  
and about them not being ashamed of having different feelings and working them out.
Your use of colors and repetition keeps my 7-year-old son's attention and stops his eyes   
from wondering around the room. The mourning after we read it he kept reciting different
phrases from the book as well. You are truly a gifted author and definitely a gift from God.
You are doing what you were meant to do and for that all parents and children that read   
your books should be grateful. You are truly an outstanding author. Please keep making  
books and I will keep buying them and reading them to my son over and over again. I also
know that my son will pass these books down to his children as well. Again, Thank You."


Sincerely,
Jennifer Williams
Las Vegas, Nevada
Mother of Christopher Williams Jr


Thank you Carla! Congratulations on a very beautiful book. We were all pleased that you
attended our meeting & would imagine that there will be ever more requests for your book.


Sincerely, Elizabeth Green
Daughters Of The American Revolution
12/15/06


Harmony Soup INC. 2006

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What's On the Other Side of the Rainbow?  This beautifully illustrated,
poetic book by Award- Winning Author Carla Jo Masterson
takes children on an inspiring, entertaining journey through
Mr.Positively's colorful doors of feelings to discover and embrace who they
truly are. Where the rainbow ends, every child will learn
“the Beautiful, Incredible, Unique, Fantastic, Secret of the Golden Mirror!”
http://www.harmonysoup.com      
Re: What’s On the Other Side…by Carla Masterson (children’s)
20 Apr

over-rainbow-by-carla-masterson.jpg
What’s On The Other Side of The Rainbow?
Written by: Carla Jo Masterson
Illustrated by: Omra Jo Fochtman
Children’s Fiction
ISBN 10: 1-59975-228-X
ISBN 13: 978-1-59975-228-0
Harmony Soup Publishers
Father & Son Printing & Distribution
www.fatherson.com
http://www.harmonysoup.com The first thing that I noticed was the over sized,
imprinted, hardcover, reminiscent of the Golden Books I loved so much as a
child. What’s On The Other Side of The Rainbow has everything a parent or
educator could ask for in a children’s book. Making it a rare find that will leave
children pleading…. “ read it just one more time, please,” and parents happily
obliging. Carla Jo Masterson has created a literary work that will leave children
smiling and parents feeling good about their choice of reading material. To
deliver messages of such importance in fun, enjoyable ways is a testament to the
talent of the author. Together, with the illustrations by Omra Jo Fochtman, this
book should be read in daycare centers, schools, and homes everywhere. What’s
On The Other Side of The Rainbow is much more than a bedtime story. Carla
introduces us to Mr. Positively, who leads the reader not only through the book,
but through a door to understanding and accepting ourselves and our feelings, as
well as, those of others. .With the number of broken homes increasing, school
violence and bullying on the rise, and the general decline of moral values, the
need for a book such as this has never been greater. Carla Jo Masterson has
answered that call with What’s On The Other Side of The Rainbow. To create a
morally sound, entertaining book for children is no easy feat. However,
Masterson has delivered all this, with a genuine sincerity that is both heart
warming and refreshing!  Happy Reading!
RJ xx

Review submitted & acknowledged 4/17/07. Documentation available.
Look Within
And You Will See
What The Secret Of The
Golden Mirror
Will Be..:-)

MR. POSITIVELY'S RECIPE FOR HARMONY SOUP

1 Heart That Is Filled To The Brim With Unconditional Love
A Bunch Of Laughter
A Full Cup Of Understanding and Kindness
A Whole Lot Of Patience
An Abundance Of Love For Life
A Sprinkle Of Faith and Trust
A Loving Smile

Stir All Of The Ingredients Together and share..:-) There is always enough to go around..:-)
:- ) Your FAF, Mr. Positively
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Hard bound with a
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I am SADNESS. We all cry
sometimes.
Hello, I'm your friend and
I care.   
With Love,
Mr. Positively

Hello, I am LAUGHTER
and I Love to Laugh!
HO! HO! HEE! HEE! HEE!
Hi, I'm Shy.
I'm new here.
Will you be my friend?
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