Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Three Wonderful Picture Books With Great Messages

The Letter by N.D. Byma

Source: I received a copy to facilitate my review. The opinions expressed here are my own.

This is the story of a young girl who sets out to write a special letter. When she can't think what to say she goes for a walk to think, leaving the letter on the park bench. The letter is blow around Different people find it and add to it. It always makes its way back to the bench.  The letter is a special one indeed. Read this wonderful story to find out what the letter says.

The Gnomes of the Night by Itzik Klein
Source: I received a copy to facilitate my review. The opinions expressed here are my own.

First I have to say that the book's illustrations are magnificent. This is the story of a little boy who seems to have trouble reebering to put things away. He leaves his dishes, his shoes and clothes. His dad tells him the gomes of the Night will take them. This is a great book to read to children, who like Ryan seem to have difficulty putting things away.

Monday Morning Leadership for Kids with Paw Paw & Baxter by Evelyn Addis & David Cottrell
Source: I received a copy to facilitate my review. The opinions expressed here are my own.
As a grandparent this story resonated with me. I want to be an influence in the lives of my grandchildren. The main characters are bears. However, children will be able to identify with them. baxter is the young bear telling the story of time spent with his Paw-Paw every Monday morning. These trips with his Paw-Paw are special. He learns lessons about accepting responsibility for his own decisions. He learns that the choices he makes can have an effect on others. he learns he needs to do the right thing when no one else is watching him.  He also learns the importance of making good choices, especially when it comes to choosing his friends.

I passed this book on to my best friend who has a so the same age as my grandson.  She said her son repeatedly asked her to reread the book.  It is important that I place good books not only in the hands of my own grandchildren ad their parents but in the hands of my friends with young children as well. After all, one day these children will grow up to be adults and I want to make sure I've done my part in helping them to grow up to be great people.

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