You Know What? By Carol Gordon Ekster

You Know What? by Carol Gordon Ekster is a delightful bedtime story that will be treasured by kids and moms alike.

Oliver knows it’s bedtime, but he’s had a busy day and wants to tell mommy all about it.

This is not the first book by Ekster that I’ve read, and I doubt it will be my last. As a former elementary school teacher, she is in tune with what resonates with young people. Oliver continues to toss out the same question to his mommy as he gets ready for bedtime. His tired, yet patient, mommy keeps on listening and encouraging him along the way. It’s a very sweet concept. I also truly enjoyed the artwork of Nynke Mare Talsma. Vibrant blues, greens, yellows, and reds catch your eye as you move page by page through this charming story. I hope we will see more collaborations between these two talented people.

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Age Range: 4 – 6 years
Grade Level: Preschool – 3
Lexile Measure: 340
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Clavis (September 15, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1605372781
ISBN-13: 978-1605372785

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

33 Things to Know About Raising Creative Kids

As a writer, it is important to me that I encourage my children’s creativity, but sometimes I’m a bit lacking in ideas. Luckily, both my girls, though only 6 and 8, have taken an interest in photography; and the oldest one is eager to illustrate a book for me.  Outside of those realms, however, I’m tired, overwhelmed, and a bit lost.

Then in walks 33 Things to Know About Raising Creative Kids by Whitney Ferré. She is also the founder of The Creative Fitness Center (, and the author of The Artist Within: A Guide to Becoming Creatively Fit.

In this book, Ferré helps parents understand the potential of the right brain and offers tons of great ideas to inspire creativity in your children. From unstructured play time to tie-dye, from introducing abstract concepts to building forts, 33 Things to Know About Raising Creative Kids will give parents the tools they need to help their children be creatively fit.

The one thing I can’t say I care for is the cover. As a consumer, if I want to buy a book on creativity, I’m going to look for a creative cover. Now, keeping in mind that this is part of Turner Publishing Company’s Good Things to Know line, I understand the cover choice. Branding is very important. But to put a pumpkin orange cover with a tiny black painter’s palette on the front, wouldn’t give me the confidence that the author knew as much as she did about creativity; so I might miss out on a great book. Take a look at the author’s website and blog. That’s more of what I would be thinking for a cover, even if the cover isn’t that elaborate.

If you are interested in raising creative kids. If you are looking for fabulous ideas on how to inspire creativity in your children. Pick up a copy of 33 Things to Know About Raising Creative Kids. It will show you the way!

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  • Publisher: Trade Paper Press
  • ISBN-10: 1596525622
  • ISBN-13: 978-1596525627
  • SRP:  $9.99

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