Don’t Cook, Mom by Jackie Myers

A fun story that will delight young readers is what you’ll find in Don’t Cook, Mom by Jackie Myers.

When twins Ellie and Nellie smell burnt food again, they know Mom is cooking. They try all kinds of tricks to keep her from cooking, but she always seems to outwit them. So, they come up with one more plan they think will work.

I couldn’t stop laughing as I read this silly story about two girls trying to find a way to keep their mom out of the kitchen. With plenty of antics Don’t Cook, Mom will have everyone giggling. Jack Foster provided the artwork for this story. I liked how the pages without full artwork had artistic elements in the corners of the pages. It made for a little something special as the reader turned the pages.

Whether kids love their mom’s cooking or would rather she just ordered out, Don’t Cook, Mom will be enjoyed by all.

 

Rating: 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

 

Paperback : 28 pages

ISBN-10 : 1612448755

ISBN-13 : 978-1612448756

Product Dimensions : 8.5 x 0.08 x 8.5 inches

Publisher : Halo Publishing International (September 9, 2020)

Reading level : 8 – 10 years Language: : English

I received a free digital copy of this book. This review contains my honest opinions, which I have not been compensated for in any way.

 

A Rainbow of Birds by Janet Halfmann

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Papa Cardinal tells his chicks a story of how birds gave the world the rainbow in a story that has been passed down through generations.

A Rainbow of Birds by Janet Halfmann is a vibrant story of color that celebrates the tradition of storytelling. In this imaginative idea that capitalizes on legends and the ancient art of storytelling, children find a fanciful and fun story of how birds came together–sometimes after a squabble–to create the world’s first rainbow. In her trademark habit of educating and entertaining, Halfmann has included fun facts about rainbows, the magic of leprechauns, and rainbow activities and crafts.

Artist Jack Foster has truly outdone himself with the vibrant and occasionally zany characters depicted in this story. I always enjoy Foster’s work, but this book is so stunning it warrants special mention. Coupled with Halfmann’s delightful text, I could imagine and almost hear the story taking place through my office window.

Nature lovers, lovers of legends, and those who enjoy books where storytelling plays a role will want to snatch this one up right away.

Highly recommended!

Rating: 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

 

Paperback: 20 pagesrainbow inside
Publisher: Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc; large type edition edition (February 15, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1616334622
ISBN-13: 978-1616334628

 

I received a free digital copy of this book from the author. This review contains my honest opinions, which I have not been compensated for in any way.

Sh Sh Sh Let the Baby Sleep by Kathy Stemke

 

Welcoming a new sibling isn’t always easy. Sh Sh Sh Let the Baby Sleep by Kathy Stemke is sure to help.

Zachary isn’t always fond of his baby sister, Layla. Everything is always about her. But when Zachary puts on his special black-framed glasses, he can do anything. He turns into a superhero who can protect his sister from anything.

I love this book! It’s delightful. It’s fun. And it teaches kids about consonant blends. This is Stemke’s second children’s book, the first with Guardian Angel Publishing.  Proving its commitment to entertaining and educating children, Sh Sh Sh Let the Baby Sleep is the perfect addition to GAP’s Academic Wings line. Readers are treated to an engaging story that helps them deal with introducing a new sibling into the house, while getting a chance to improve their reading skills.

Jack Foster provided the artwork for this one. I’m a huge Foster fan. I have loved everything he has ever done, and Sh Sh Sh Let the Baby Sleep is no exception. His use of bold colors attracts young readers. The green in the leaves is so deep, you would swear they were real. The eyes on the characters also have a distinctive shape. All I have to do is look at a character’s eyes to know that Foster worked on a book.

Included at the end of Sh Sh Sh Let the Baby Sleep is a Teacher Supplement with questions, a song, games, and other fun activities.

All summer reading should be this fun!

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  • Publisher:Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc
  • ISBN-10:1616331569
  • ISBN-13: 978-1616331566
  • SRP:  $10.95

I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest opinions. I received no monetary compensation for this review.

Signs of Trouble by Janet Ann Collins

Amy and Kim get separated from their Special Education class while on a field trip to the mall. Can what they’ve learned at school help them reunite with their group?

In this entertaining and educational story of two lost girls, children’s author Janet Ann Collins helps children remember the important rules if they ever get lost:

  • Stay where you are and your group will come find you.
  • Beware of strangers.
  • In an emergency, dial 9-1-1.
  • It’s okay to talk to those who are supposed to help you, like police officers.

Jack Foster’s artwork is the perfect complement to this story. His vivid characters and their surroundings truly bring this story to life in a visual way.

Kids from all walks of life can stand to hear these rules over and again.  Also included are fun activities, games, and discussion questions. I applaud Collins for writing such a wonderful book that will help keep kids safe. I’ll be sharing it with my children soon.

Rating:  🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

  • Publisher: Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc
  • ISBN-10: 1616331119
  • ISBN-13: 978-1616331115
  • SRP:  $10.95


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    Klutzy Kantor by J. Aday Kennedy

    Klutzy Kantor is a magical and fun story your little ones will enjoy.

    Kantor Pegasus is tired of being such a klutz. When he discovers the leprechaun Cobbledom McSweeney will grant a wish to the winner in a battle of wits, Kantor decides he just has to do it. With the help of his friends, Kantor trains to beat the lucky leprechaun who has won 321 battles. With a bit of faith in himself, Kantor just might do it.

    This is a charming story of friendship and determination. J. Aday Kennedy draws readers in with characters they’ll love and understand, and they’ll be rooting for Kantor all the way.

    Artist Jack Foster provided the illustrations for Klutzy Kantor. I can honestly say I have never seen a book he’s worked on that I didn’t love. The bright colors, the big round eyes, and the expressions he manages to capture on his characters’ faces, make me enjoy the book even more.

    I’m sure your children will be delighted by this one. I know I’m eagerly awaiting Kennedy’s next book!

    Rating: 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

  • Publisher: Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc
  • ISBN-10: 1616330511
  • ISBN-13: 978-1616330514
  • SRP:  $10.95


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