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Thursday, February 3, 2022

Oh! What a Pickle! by Martin L. Cohen - Book Tour - Book Review - Giveaway - Enter Daily!

Hi, lovelies!!  It gives me great pleasure today to host Martin L Cohen and his new book, “Oh! What a Pickle!” here on FAB!!  For other stops on his Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above or any of the images in this post.

Be sure to make it to the end of this post to enter to win a $10 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card!!  Also, come back daily to interact with Martin and to increase your chances of winning!!

Thanks for stopping by!!  Wishing you all lots of good luck in this fabulous giveaway!!

Oh! What a Pickle!

by Martin L Cohen


GENRE:  Children's



Do you have a brother or a sister? Do you like to play games together but sometimes take things too far? Well, these two silly sisters Talia and Gabi do, and they find out the hard way what can happen when they don't control themselves and try to have too much fun!

Consumed with gluttony for a rather odd but favourite treat, their hunger for this food winds them up into a little bit of a pickle!

Can these two survive the perils of their hunger? What goes wrong? Does it get resolved?

The answers might just be found within the pages of this book!



There were two silly sisters

Who liked to have fun.

They loved to play games,

Come rain or come sun.


The eldest was Talia.

She was aged three,

She loved to wear pink

As I'm sure you can see!


The youngest was Gabi.

She was just one.

So, she still wore nappies,

That covered her bum.


Together they’d run,

They’d jump, and they’d sing.

They’d find laughter and nonsense

In any old thing.


But the thing that they loved

Beyond all the rest,

Was something quite odd

So, you never will guess!


It wasn’t a doll

And not a toy car.

It was something you’d get

From the fridge, in a jar.


Once every week,

With their mum and their dad,

They’d all go for dinner

At their grandparent’s pad.


At Poppa and Nana’s

There’d be lots to eat,

And their mouths would all water

For the tasty roast meat.


And as you’d expect,

There was dessert too.

But surprisingly though,

This was not the prized food!


So, what was this treat?

What cherished food to digest?

The thing from the fridge,

In the jar was the best!



This book is such a fun, adorably entertaining and enjoyable children’s read!!

This book is full of amusing, silly, witty rhymes that brilliantly describe and elevate the story!!

At first I wasn’t quite sure about the story line, but the author was able to cleverly craft a tale full of intrigue, charm, and enchantment that is sure to have young readers hanging on every rhyme!!

Like many children’s books, this book also features important life lessons, valuable teachings, and well-placed hidden messages which provides the reader even more than just a great story!!

I also really enjoyed the fun, bright, energetic illustrations!!  These intriguing images are sure to excite and stimulate young readers!!

As it should be since this is a children’s book, this book is “G” rated as there is no swearing, no violence, no adult situations, and no sexual content.

All in all, I really enjoyed reading this book and would absolutely recommend it!!  I think all children and young readers will like this book too!!  So, add it to your TBR List and get to reading - you won't be disappointed!!

**Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book and have voluntarily provided an honest, and unbiased review in accordance with FTC regulations**



Martin Cohen was born in Sydney, Australia, and is the proud and loving uncle of three adorable children and the father to his fur baby, the very handsome but cheeky Pomeranian pooch, Tinsel.

Having spent many years in dull and boring oce jobs, Martin decided to follow his dreams and become more creative, and now spends his time painting, acting, playing music, writing and, of course, taking Tinsel for lots of walks.

Martin attended the Conservatorium of Music High School and upon completion of his HSC he spent a year at Sydney University before returning to the Sydney Conservatorium to complete his Bachelor of Music degree.

After spending a year studying and living in the UK, Martin returned to accept full time and freelance positions in arts administration for ensembles such as the Australian Chamber Orchestra and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.

While working in arts administration, Martin continued to perform as both a flutist and pianist, and recorded a number of radio recitals and programs including the complete Haydn Piano Sonatas and also the complete Flute Sonatas of J.S. Bach.

Martin transitioned his career into media, working at FOXTEL and later as the National Airtime Manager for Southern Cross Austereo and then National Trading Manager with the Australian Radio Network.

In 2019 Martin retired from corporate life to shift his focus towards his lifelong passion for creative outlets. He now focuses his time on abstract painting, children’s book writing, and acting having studied at Screenwise Australia, NIDA, Improv Theatre Sydney, and AMAW and has started working in front of the camera on innumerable productions including several TV series, short films, feature films and theatre.

Martin is the Principal Flutist and longest serving President of the Woollahra Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2019 he was acknowledged with a citizen award for his contribution to arts and culture by the Woollahra Council.











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Martin will be awarding a $10 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card (Winner’s Choice!!!) to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.

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This contest is sponsored by a third party. Fabulous and Brunette is a registered host of Goddess Fish Promotions.  Prizes are given away by the sponsors and not Fabulous and Brunette. The featured author and Goddess Fish Promotions are solely responsible for the giveaway prize.


  1. Martin ~ Good morning!! Welcome to FAB!! It is so great to have you here!! Congrats on your new book and good luck on the book tour!! I really enjoyed reading and reviewing your book, thanks for providing the copy!! :)

    1. Hello Ally and thank you soooo very much for hosting this and for your wonderful, detailed and enthusiastic review. I’m truly grateful for the generous support and absolutely delighted that you enjoyed it.

      Thank you again for your kindness! 💚📗🥒

  2. Yes! Thank you so much for hosting. It’s wonderful to be here and to have this support network! 💚💚

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    1. Thanks Rita. I hope your grandkids do enjoy it, and I hope that you like it too. Thank you for your kind support.

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    1. Hi Kim. I’m so glad you like the title. I hope you get the chance to read it too. It was a fun book to write so I hope some of that joy translates onto the pages.

  5. Congratulations on your recent release of Oh! What a Pickle!, Martin, I enjoyed the excerpt and I enjoyed following the tour and learning about your book, which sounds like a great children's book! Good luck with your book and I hope the tour was a success! Thanks for sharing it with me and have a spectacular weekend!

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words and support. I hope you get a chance to read the whole book and that it brings a smile to your face! :)