The Writer's Life

Writer’s Update From 2013 to 2014

As I look back on the past year, I see some goals not quite reached and a few accomplishments that make me proud. And I begin the New Year by creating new goals while finishing up old ones. I began the year in full force, eager to beat the 14 books I read in 2012… Continue reading Writer’s Update From 2013 to 2014

Year In Reading (Book Reviews)

Having Fun with Animal Songs

This interactive cardboard book full of colorful characters contains four songs; Where Has My Little Dog Gone, The Bear Went Over the Mountain, Six Little Ducks, and Little Bo Peep.  There are lyrics written on each page, and each song is color-coordinated with a basic shape that you can press to play the music. Fisher Price’s Animal Songs is a great… Continue reading Having Fun with Animal Songs

Year In Reading (Book Reviews)

Children’s Book: Guess How Much I Love You

In this cute little book, parent and child compete in declaring their love for each other.  Sam McBratney and Anita Jeram create a bunny family who love each other so much that they are willing to out-do the other on their affections. Any parent, aunt, uncle, or grandparent has found themselves locked into this game… Continue reading Children’s Book: Guess How Much I Love You

Year In Reading (Book Reviews)

Teaching to Read with Dog in the Fog

Dog in the Fog is saturated with color throughout the book.  It captures the child’s attention while the font size draws him in to the story.  Sue Graves and Jan Smith help your child learn how to read by repeating familiar sounding words and combining them with colorful graphics. Pointing to each word as I read… Continue reading Teaching to Read with Dog in the Fog

Year In Reading (Book Reviews)

Mark Marshall’s Imagine Me A Pirate!

My goal this year is to read 50 books; which include all genres without reservations.  In the last month, I have been offering childcare services to my sister while she works, and my youngest nephew is at the age where he can appreciate books.  He will clumsily hold a book in his chubby little hands… Continue reading Mark Marshall’s Imagine Me A Pirate!

Year In Reading (Book Reviews)

David Shannon’s No, David!

How many times have I enjoyed this book?  Hundreds? Thousands?  I don’t remember anymore.  My now 14 year-old nephew enjoyed this book when he was three.  His 12 year-old brother was about the same age when he started to read this book with me.  Now their youngest brother will be turning three this year, and… Continue reading David Shannon’s No, David!