Review: Does Grandma Have a Mustache?

does-grandma-have-a-mustache-3d-72dpi-rgbPoetry is a wonderful way to introduce kids to the magic of words. The rhyming of the words and the rhythm patterns make words fun. Rita Ann Fleming has written a delightful book, full of everyday experiences that kids can relate to—subjects like getting gum in your hair, the tooth fairy, and the stresses caused by siblings. The book is divided into sections, including humor and angst about family, school, grandparents, and animals.

Because the poems are written by a grandmother, the connections described between the generations are universal. What a special time when a grandmother plays a game with a grandchild, or grandfather teaches one how to repair something. These are special moments for both the child and the grandparent, and artfully captured with humor and affection.

Captivating illustrations enrich the pages, adding a sense of whimsy to each poem. The facial expressions are especially amusing. Teachers, parents, and grandparents will enjoy sharing these funny, yet insightful poems, with youngsters of all ages.

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Jane R. Wood is the author of Schools: A Niche Market for Authors and an award-winning series of chapter books: Voices in St. AugustineAdventures on Amelia IslandTrouble on the St. John’s RiverGhosts on the Coast, and Lost in Boston.

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Cooking in Fern Valley—Aileen Stewart

Aileen Stewart-headshotPack your suitcase and grocery bag! Aileen Stewart, author of the Fern Valley book series, has a new book. Cooking in Fern Valley, A Collection of Stories and Recipes is her latest book filled with short stories about life and friendship on the Curlytail Farm.

Join in the disasters, dilemmas, and choices of the farm animal children’s daily adventures. Respect, love, and compassion describe the many friendships. The short chapters would make this a fun daily summer read.

The endearing relationships between the animal students and their teachers is perfect for classrooms! Students and teachers will enjoy the tasty mixture of math and science. From fractions to combining ingredients, the learning is equally as fun as Aileen’s stories.

These delicious Curlytail Farm adventures and recipes will fill your heart, mind, and tummy!

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Mark Wayne Adams is an award-winning illustrator, author, and publisher of more than 40 children’s books. View Books and Awards

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