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"These Little Piggies Go To The Beach" - a bookwrap











Come and join us.  We are heading for the beach.  Wanna come? 


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"These Little Piggies Go To The Beach" 

Authored by Amy E. Sklansky
Illustrated by Christine Davenier

Ages 3-7
Grade Level 1-2
Expected April 1, 2018




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About the book




I love this book.  The illustrations are delightful and kids will love them.  They are packed full of action and emotions and they take the reader right into the beach scene along with five adorable piggy characters. No wonder she is a New York Times bestselling illustrator and if you partner her with a bestselling author you are sure to have a winner.

Written in rhyme and using the rhythm of "This little piggy went to market...", this energetic fun book invites you to come along and spend a day at the beach just hanging out and enjoying all the things you can do there.  You watch the piggies load up their car, happily arrive at their destination, build creative sand castles in the sand, cool off in the water and play with a colourful beachball.  They are experiencing a total day of freedom.  So much fun! 

My favourite piggy of all?  You guessed it... the one ever with her nose in a book.  It made me laugh to see how much she loved to read and for her reading and beach fun was a pefect combo.  Awesome piggie!    

"These Little Piggies Go To The Beach"  is a perfect segue into a day you might mirror with your own family at the waterfront, whether it is longing for a dip in the water to cool off from the hot summer sun or used as an escape from the cold wintry weather just to get a break and seek out the sun.  The message you come away with is that beach life rocks and a day apart to enjoy all it has to offer is a perfect day indeed.  I highly recommend this book. 



Storywraps Rating - 5 +++ HUGS!!!!!






About the author






Amy Sklansky's love affair with books began long before she could read, continued through the "reading under the covers with a flashlight" years, then found a career outlet at HarperCollins Children's Books in New York City and Studio Goodwin Sturges in Boston. After editing for several years, Amy began writing her own books.  Amy lives with her husband and two children in St. Louis, Missouri.




About the illustrator







As a young girl growing up in Tours, France, Christine Davenier loved listening to her older sister read fairy tales aloud. But she frequently found herself wondering, What does the princess’s beautiful dress look like? or How exquisite are her jewels? Christine was left to her own imagination, for the books had few illustrations. So it comes as little surprise that today, Christine embraces her career as an illustrator. “I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to create the illustrations I dreamed about seeing as a child,” she says. When Christine was fourteen, she received her first box of watercolor paints, a gift from her grandmother. That was the beginning of many afternoons spent painting together in her grandmother’s garden. “My grandmother was an extraordinary woman,” Christine says. “Even though she worked in an office all her life, she was an artist through and through. She shared everything she knew about color—in painting and in life. Her wisdom and talent still inspire me today.” She has illustrated many picture books, including Sally Jean, the Bicycle Queen by Cari Best. She lives in Paris, France.




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"Sometimes I Feel Sad" - a bookwrap









Everyone feels sad from time to time, and it's not always clear why. This moving children's book explains that this is a part of everyone's life, and that you're not alone in feeling this way.




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"Sometimes I Feel Sad"



Authored byTom Alexander, illustrated by Tom Alexander



Age Range: 4 - 7 years

Grade Level: 3 - 4




Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers (March 21, 2018)





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About the book



"Sometimes I feel sad.
Sometimes it's because I've lost something.
Or because I'm hurt.
Other times I don't know why I feel sad.
I just do."


This simple, yet powerful story chronicles a sweet little boy who wants to come to terms with the deep sadness that is hidden inside of him. He cites different scenarios where this sadness occurs such as when he loses something or when he gets hurt, but often he doesn't know why he feels that way. 

He tries different antidotes to make the sadness go away.  He goes and hangs out with his friends, he does something fun to chase his blues away, he cloisters himself alone with a book, but those things don't make the sadness disappear.  He is always apprehensive to share his sad feelings with his friends, parents or teacher in case it's infectious and they become sad too.  He is frighenend they will think ill of him if he reveals his real feelings and that worries him a lot.  

Is there any way he can escape this cloud of doom that hangs over him?  Is there anyone to help him overcome his unhappiness?  One thread of advice that weaves throughout the book is to never, ever give up on trying to find a reason and intimately a cure.  Happily the little guy discovers if you keep on seeking help that there are people who truly care about how you are feeling and are willing to listen and share their wisdom as to how you can be an overcomer.  

This heartfelt book assures kids 5+ that others struggle with expressing their feelings of sadness too and you are not alone.  

The illustrations are simple and very powerful enriching the story.  "Sometimes I Feel Sad"  is a wonderful catalyst to open up a conversation about feelings and to discuss how they can be managed successfully.  I highly recommend this book. 



Storywraps Rating -  5 HUGS!!!!!





Introducing the author/illustrator








  

 Tom Alexander writes stories, draws pictures and makes weird little things out of paper. He lives in London with his wife and cat. His first book My Secret Dog, is also published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers.











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"Simone: Even More Monstrous!" - a bookwrap










Meet Simone!  She is a sweet, rosy cheeked little girl and her best friend is Morris, a green, google-eye MONSTER!  Yes you heard me right... he's a MONSTER!  Come join them in  topsy-turvy monster world where Simone strikes terror in the monster's hearts.  What do these monsters fear most?  A cute kid with a can-do attitude!  It's the second book in the "Simone" series.  




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by Rémy Simard (Author)

Pub Date: April 15, 2018
Ages 5-8
Grade Level: 1-5




Kirkus Reviews says...

"Just the ticket for readers who find it hilarious to decorate a broccoli for Christmas or discover that what looks like deep snow on the lawn is actually shaving cream." (Kirkus Reviews)



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About the book




This fun book will have kids giggling. Simone and her best friend Morris are ready for more adventures to share together.  

This is the second book in the series, the first being"Simone: the Best Monster Ever" (2017).  44 stories are captured so brilliantly, independent of each other, and the book is designed in comic book format.  The individual stories are funny, witty and pack a punch when wrapped up at the end.  This is a perfect pattern to get reluctant readers to turn the page for the next vignette and a perfect segue into the next level up from comic strips, namely, graphic novels.  

Everything in monster world is higgledy-piggledy.  Simone gets caught up in their surreal reality partaking in adventure after adventure with quirky Morris. 

The illustrations are truly amazing.  The cartoon images are vibrant, action-packed, and have speech bubbles that are short, simple and really fun to read. The monster are not scary at all which is a good thing.  I know kids will love the whole vibe of the book and it will be demanded for silent reads in both classrooms and school libraries as well. (adults will thoroughly enjoy it too).  I highly recommend this book. 




  Storywraps Rating - 5 +++ HUGS!!!!!





Introducing the creator of the book







REMY SIMARD, the author/illustrator of the Simone books, has been a professional illustrator since 1980 and has published more than 80 children's books in French and English. His illustrations have also appeared in Today's Parent, Reader's Digest, Maclean's, The Globe and Mail, and La Presse. He lives in Montreal, Quebec.







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"Family Changes: Explaining Divorce to Children" - a bookwrap








Talking today about the "D" word... DIVORCE!  Sad word but often a reality in many families.  How do kids cope with a parental breakup that breaks up everyone's heart involved?  This wonderful book will help all family members I'm sure...


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"Family Changes: Explaining Divorce to Children" 


Authored by Azmaira H. Maker, Ph.D
Illustrated by Polona Lovsin


Paperback – Large Print, May 28 2015
Ages 4-8 


“Divorce” is a big word…especially for little kids. It’s hard for young children to understand what the word means, let alone how it will impact their lives—and it’s hard for us, as grown-ups, to explain it to them in terms they can fully comprehend.
Nonetheless, when a child is involved in a family divorce or separation, it is crucial that he or she understands and embraces the changes… and this book will help you explain the transitions to your child."



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About the book 


This is a very emotional and challenging topic and the author has successfully managed to deal with it using compassion, her stellar clinical psychological skills, and especially her heart.  

This beautifully illustrated picture book is narrated through the eyes of Zoey Bunny, an adorable little furry character, whose emotions are on a rollercoaster ride at the very thought of her parents getting a divorce.   

She sifts through questions like:  Is it my fault?  Why do I feel so sad angry and broken? Why are Mama and Daddy doing this?  What will happen to me? and Is divorce forever?... just to name a few.  Both her parents are there to answer these tough questions for their beloved daughter in terms that she can understand soothing her confused, worried mind and heart and easing that ever present sick feeling in her tummy.


The book is a wonderful resource for any adult who is involved with a child going through such a traumatic experience in her life.  The author has included a very helpful guide for the grown-ups as the book is introduced, and 20 questions at the back of the book for both adult and child to discuss together.  


This book is is highly recommended and would be a perfect resource for any therapist, parent, teacher, and all others working to aid children through this very difficult period in their lives.  




Storywraps Rating - 5+++ HUGS!!!!!






Introducing the author







Azmaira H. Maker, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist who has been working with children, parents, and families for nearly twenty years. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Vassar College, and received her doctoral training at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, her post-doctoral fellowship training at the University of Michigan Hospital, Department of Psychiatry, and specialized training at the Child Advocacy Clinic at the University of Michigan Law School.

Dr. Maker specializes in child development, parenting, and psychotherapy and has extensive experience working in hospitals, schools, clinical agencies, and nonprofit organizations. She has also taught and supervised graduate and undergraduate students in play therapy, family therapy, and parent guidance, and has published several research and theoretical articles in scientific, peer-reviewed professional psychology journals. She brings a wealth of experience working with divorcing families to her debut title, Family Changes, which is certain to educate, enlighten, and empower children and parents.



About the illustrator 





Polona Lovšin grew up on her grandparents' farm in Slovenia. Her dad gave her colored pencils and paints as a child, and she went on to study at the Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana, Slovenia, before beginning her career as an illustrator.






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"Let's Hatch Chicks" - a bookwrap










     
Any child with an interest in chickens, or any animals really, will be fascinated by today's book!







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"Let's Hatch Chicks!"

Authored by Lisa Steele
Illustrated by Perry Taylor

     Age Range: 7 - 10 years
   Grade Level: 2 - 5



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About the book




      This educational book will have kids mesmerized by the miracle of the birth of beautiful, fluffy, baby chicks.   It explains how a mother hen, Violet, who is a Lavender Orpington, prepares for motherhood.  It chronicles the three week incubation period and gives details about what is happening inside the eggs as the baby chicks develop. 

Violet is an excellent mother.  She chooses her nesting box carefully from the others in the coop and is happy with the clean straw bedding that she discovers that will keep her eggs safe. It even has curtains across the front to give her privacy while she lays her eggs.  She is a very faithful and good mother.   She keeps her eggs warm and turns them when needed.  She fusses and keeps a very close watch over each and every one.  


      When the babies finally emerge from their shells Violet is right there to protect and teach them all they need to know so they will be ready to join the rest of the flock.  


I love the fact that the author includes "fun facts" throughout the book the truly are informative.   Here are a few examples:

     "Chickens can see more colors than humans can! This helps them find bugs, seeds, and berries in the grass."


    "Chickens do more than peep, cluck, and crow.  They can make up to thirty different sounds to talk to each other!"


     "A chicken's heart beats about three times as fast as yours."


The illustrations really add to the richness of the text and gives a clear visual understanding of a chicken's life cycle.  The author has provided a glossary of words at the end of the book that is very useful.  She has made the message of the book, practical,  very educational and truly exciting.  I highly recommend this book.  It would be a perfect asset in a classroom and/or a school library.  



Storywraps Rating -  5 HUGS!!!!!







Where's the missing chick?  Didn't I give 5 hugs?  Oh oh... he flew to the top of the blog to be a rockstar! There's always one in every family.   LOL!  




About the author

          









          Lisa Steele is a fifth-generation chicken keeper who has been around chickens most of her life, so it's no surprise she has made her name raising her own backyard flock and sharing natural chicken keeping advice. Lisa is also an aspiring herbalist and avid gardener who shares tips on both her award-winning Fresh Eggs Daily blog and Facebook page of the same name. She holds a Maine Master Gardener certification and her popular website has been named one of Better Homes & Gardens Top Ten Gardening Blogs. 

          A regular contributor to such publications as Backyard PoultryHobby Farm, the Farmers Almanac and Chickens magazine, as well as HGTVGardens.com and BHG.com, Lisa has become the most trusted voice in natural chicken keeping. She has appeared on P. Allen Smith's radio and television programs, NPR, Good Morning Maine and Bill Green's Maine, and is currently hosting her own "chicken lifestyle" television show on Maine's WPME-TV. 

      She is the author of Gardening with ChickensFresh Eggs Daily, and Duck Eggs Daily, and frequently tours the country speaking and signing books at fairs and other venues.

      Lisa and her husband live on a small farm in Maine with a menagerie of chickens, ducks, dogs, and an indoor-outdoor barn cat. In her free time, she enjoys knitting socks, DIY projects and cooking with fresh produce from the garden and fresh eggs from her coop.






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"Darkness Slipped In"- a been there, done that, revisited bookwrap










Most children go through a phase of being 'afraid of the dark' and in Ella Burfoot's book "Darkness Slipped In" the darkness is reimagined as a playmate, a spiky- headed shadowy figure that isn't to be feared.  This is one of my favourite books and I feel some of my favourites are well worth a revisit in case you missed them the first time.  I hope you enjoy this book as much as I loved it.  



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Reading level: Ages 3-6




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Review

"Tactile and appealing . . . an inspiration to kids struggling with sleep." --Publishers Weekly


About the book



There are just some books that you pick up, read through and after you finish you just want to hug close to your heart and never put down. Well that is the kind of impact this book had on me. It is one of those books that I wish I had written. I am so much in love with it that I have homed it in a ziplock bag so that nothing can harm it and it will always be in pristine condition for when I want to pull it out and re-visit that feeling of "awe" and euphoria that I experienced on the very first read.  Yes, I am a hopeless booklover and this is one of the books that truly connected with me on all levels. I bought multiple copies to share with my family and friends so I could celebrate "Darkness Slipped In". I guess you could say that this fantastic picture book stole my heart.

If your little one is afraid of going to bed at night and doesn't like when darkness appears then this book is ideal to share. 

It is written in rhyme and the words carry you along and invite you to participate in a wonderful, non-scary adventure along with Daisy as the form Darkness slips in through her window for his nightly visit. Daisy has no fear of him and welcomes him inside her home. The author portrays him as kid-friendly and ready for fun. 

Darkness is dressed in a glossy, black patent-leather motif and he oozes through her window and across her floor until he fills up the entire room. There is no mistake that Darkness is "in the house." He is funky and spunky and together both he and Daisy dance, play, and hang out until bedtime, both enjoying each other's company to the max. They even have a tea party... sipping lemonade in china cups and nibbling on cake. Oh my!  Now that's a party. 


The brilliant accent colours of lemon yellow and hot pink make this book visually striking against the black. It would be an amazing gift to give to a small child who might be experiencing night time fears and of course an accompanying nightlight would be awesome add-on to give along with the book.  I highly, highly recommend this book. 




Storywraps Rating -  5++++ HUGS!!!!!








About the author





Born in rural Norfolk, I have been drawing and writing since I was a small child.
Inspired by artists and storytellers like Edward Lear, Eric Carle and David Mckee, I produced many poems, stories and pictures, which I would turn into books.

​I now come up with most of my ideas for stories when out walking in the countryside, and, if I'm lucky, I have a pencil and paper with me at the time- I quite often find myself repeating certain words or rhymes over and over in my head until I get home!
I studied at Falmouth College of Arts and earned my undergraduate degree in Illustration in 1999, followed by (a little while later) a distinction in my Masters Degree in Authorial illustration in 2005.
I have written and illustrated several picture books, including ‘Betty and the Yeti’, and ‘Darkness Slipped In’, which was highly commended at the British book design and production awards in 2008 and nominated for the Kate Greenaway medal in 2009. 
My latest picture book ‘Recipe for a Story’ was published by Macmillan children’s books in January 2015.
I live in Deepest Darkest Dorset with my partner Sam, our two small children and a motley crew of creatures.





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"Fania's Heart" - a bookwrap














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Fania's Heart

By Anne Renaud and Illustrated by Richard Rudnicki

Ages : 6-11
Grades:  1-6
Expected March 13, 2018


Praise for "Fania's Heart"


"Fania’s Heart is a simply told nonfiction account, effectively delivered to teach children that people can have hope, even in the most dire circumstances.... The history of these terrible events is a lot to absorb, but it’s an important story that echoes today in the experiences of many of the refugee children who have arrived in Canada from war torn countries.... Fania’s Heart joins the list of valuable biographies that should be found in school and classroom libraries everywhere. Highly recommended." - CM: Canadian Review of Materials




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About the book




This bittersweet book is a true story.  

Sorale, a ten-year-old girl is rummaging through her mother's bedroom drawers and stumbles upon a very curious object.  She gently picks it up and realizes it is a tiny heart-shaped book. When she opens it she finds the pages unfold like petals on a flower.  Inscribed on each page are handwritten words of different languages that she is unable to read or decifier.  

She's never seen this little book before and she wonders why her mother has never shown it to her.  She takes it straightway to her mother who painfully relates the sad story behind this beautiful, treasured keepsake.

"Fania's Heart" is about a valued gift (a little book) that was designed and created for Fania while she was held in Auschwitz.  
She relates to her daughter the hardships and trials she faced while there and the coveted friendships she made with the other female prisoners.  It was her birthday and those beloved women took it upon themselves (perhaps even sacrificing their own lives if caught by the guards) and with unbelievable courage, fierce loyalty to one another, and unconditional love they crafted a birthday card just for her.  On each petal of the book they wrote in their own language birthday wishes for their friend.  

Her mother reveals with mixed emotions her deep, deep sadness of  being held captive and the cruelty she sustained while in the prisoner-of-war camp.  She then relates the euphoria and happiness everyone felt when she receives that precious birthday card from her fellow-inmates and true friends.  

 The original "Fania's heart" is homed now in the Montreal Holocaust Museum and the author has added the historical details of the little book and photos to authenticate the source.  It is a heartfelt story and one that would serve well in classrooms and libraries everywhere.  I highly recommend this book.  




Storywraps Rating -  5 +++ HUGS!!!!!


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About the author 







Anne Renaud has a penchant for stories that have a historical slant. She has written on the topics of Pier 21, the Empress of Ireland, and the Canadian Tulip Festival. She has written several children’s picture books, in both English and French, including Mousseline vole au vent, Missuk’s Snow Geese, Amande Lavande, Les pierres d’Emma, and Mr. Crum’s Potato Predicament. Anne lives in Westmount, Québec.






About the illustrator










Richard Rudnicki is an award-winning picture book illustrator, an author, and a painter. Most of his picture books are about subjects from Canadian history. He conducts workshops in painting, drawing, and illustration, gives illustrated talks, and takes private students. He lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia.









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Lullapop Lullabies - a musicwrap











"LULLAPOP LULLABIES"

21 OF TODAY'S BIGGEST HITS
"LULLAFIED" FOR BABIES & TODDLERS

LULLABY VERSIONS OF CURRENT TOP POP SONGS MADE FAMOUS BY JUSTIN BIEBER, ADELE, ED SHEERAN, JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, SIA, RIHANNA, BRUNO MARS, & MORE

21- song playlist of soothing instrumentals 
crafted for the millennial parent & child 




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Innovative independent record label Razor & Tie offers a fresh take on bedtime, naptime, or anytime for the littlest music aficionados with the digital release of Lullapop Lullabies on November 17, 2017. This irresistible 21-song album is designed with the millennial family in mind, offering enchantingly "lullafied” instrumental versions of current chart-toppers made famous by the likes of Justin Bieber, Ed Sheeran, Adele, Sia, Justin Timberlake, Bruno Mars, Rihanna, Drake, and more.


The gentle, elegant orchestrations on Lullapop Lullabies hit just the right note when it comes to helping babies and toddlers drift off to dreamland.  Glockenspiel, harp, and piano blend their sounds, transforming distinctive Top 40 hits like Justin Bieber’s "Despacito,” Ed Sheeran’s "Shape of You,” Adele’s "Hello,” and DNCE’s "Cake by The Ocean” into serene-and-soothing lullabies for the four-and-under set. This collection gets an A+ for putting smiles on the faces of parents who already know and love the familiar melodies


Availability



"Lullapop Lullabies" is now available for streaming and download at all digital service providers.  A physical release is set for January 26, 2018, when CD's will be available nationwide at Walmart, Target, Amazon, and other retailers. 




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Album Details:  "Lullapop Lullabies"
Physical Release Date:  January 26, 2018
For Ages: 0-4
Label: Razor & Tie Recordings
Running Time: 56 minutes


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"Lullapop Lullabies" Track List:


1. Despacito
2. Shape Of You
3. Can't Stop The Feeling!
4. Let Me Love You
5. That's What I Like
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"Charlie the Tramp" - a bookwrap









What is a tramp?  According to Collin's Dictionary:


tramp is a person who has no home or job, and very little money. Tramps go from place to place, and get food or money by asking people or by doing casual work.

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"Charlie the Tramp"


Authored by Russel Hoban
Illustrated by Lillian Hoban


 Age Range: 3 - 8 years
Grade Level: 2 - 3



* Authors of Bread and Jam for Frances
*American classic 
* Special 50th Anniversary (hardcover)
*Winner of Boys Club of American Junior Book Award



Praise for the book




An especially memorable character study of a runaway beaver…unique, humorous, precise of speech.…How touching the moment when Charlie’s father looks at his truant son’s first serious nighttime labor and says, ‘Any tramp that can make a pond like that is going to be some beaver one of these days.’-The Atlantic Monthly


The illustrations are utterly charming, as Lillian Hoban’s always are, and it is wonderful to see that this story has completely stood the test of time! (5 Stars)
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Youth Services Book Review

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About the book



“‘What are you going to be when you grow up, Charlie?’ asked Grandfather.
‘I am going to be a tramp,’ said Charlie.
. . .

‘I don’t think Charlie really wants to be a tramp,’ said Mother.

‘Yes, I do,’ said Charlie. ‘Tramps don’t have to learn how to chop down trees and how to roll logs and how to build dams.’”



Charlie has made up his mind that he wants to live footloose and fancy-free and not be stuck practicing swimming strokes and holding his breathe under water.  He doesn't want to worry if his teeth are sharpened or his fur coat is oiled.  He's very excited to carry a little stick over his shoulder with his fig newtons and some Good-and-Plenties packed inside, sleep in a field when the weather is nice or take refuge in a barn if it rains.  It all sounds like a very glamorous lifestyle to him.  But is it really? 



His mother, father and grandfather are not that pleased with his career choice but they allow him to follow his dreams.  Charlie strikes out on his tramp-adventure but doesn't actually wander too far away from home.  



He comes back the next day and offers to help out with odd jobs around the den so he can earn his meals. As he works along side his father he confesses that last night something kept waking him up and it seemed to be calling out to him.   The next night Charlie discovers what's causing him to awaken.  It is a trickling, tickling song and he gets up to find out where the source is coming from. To his amazement it is a little stream that sings as it runs along in the moonlight.  Charlie can sit still no longer.  He takes off all his clothes and dives into the water and immediately gets busy.  What do you suppose he is going to do?  He can't stop the urge to create something and that is exactly what Charlie did.  He designed a masterpiece just like his dad is capable of doing.   



When his parents and grandfather come looking for him because he hasn't returned home,  they find a lovely surprise waiting for them.  Grandfather sums it up perfectly... "You never know when a tramp will turn out to be a beaver." 



The illustrations are lovely and you fall in love with adventurous, sweet Charlie.  This American classic is once again resurrected in a special hardcover 50th anniversary edition.  The book was Winner of the Boys Club of America Junior Book Award, 1968.  This is lovely classic to add to your child's collection.   




Storywraps Rating -  5+++ HUGS!!!!!






Introducing the Author






Russell Hoban (1925-2011) first became famous for his children’s picture books about a badger named Frances and other animal characters that have a lot in common with children we know – Bedtime for Frances, A Baby Sister for Frances, Bread and Jam for Frances, and Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas, among others – and for a young adult novel, The Mouse and His Child. Hoban was born in Pennsylvania and served in World War II. He lived with his wife, Lillian Hoban, who illustrated many of his books, and their four children in Connecticut until 1969, when he moved to London. There he married Gundela Ahl and had three more children. In England, Hoban wrote acclaimed adult novels, including Lion of Boaz-Jachin and Riddley Walker. 





About the illustrator






Lillian Hoban (1925-1998), one of America's favorite children's book illustrators, is best known for a young chimpanzee named Arthur and his little sister, Violet, and for illustrating six of Russell Hoban's books about Frances the badger, which have taken their place among the great classics of children's literature. Lillian Hoban was born in Philadelphia and attended the Philadelphia Museum School of Art. She studied dance for ten years and became a professional dancer. She began to write and illustrate her own stories only after having children, basing her tales on their experiences. 








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A Wrinkle in Time Official Trailer #1 (2018) - a book/moviewrap












Why it took 54 years to turn A Wrinkle in Time into a movie




Fifty-four years later, producer Catherine Hand nearly has. A Wrinkle in Time, a Disney movie based on Madeleine L’Engle’s 1962 novel of the same name, will come out on March 9, 2018. The film brings to life the story of Meg Murry, a gangly adolescent who travels across dimensions to rescue her scientist father. Meg is guided by a trio of guardian angels collectively called “the Mrs.” The book, and the movie, is about what it means to be a source of light in a world in which darkness seems only to proliferate. It also makes the case for thinking independently when conformity is the norm.












As a novel, A Wrinkle in Time has been a mainstay of middle school English curricula for decades. It introduced the spiritual antecedent to Katniss Everdeen, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Hermione Granger. And it posed a series of philosophical questions that are no less relevant in the era of Trump and Putin than they were in the time of Kennedy and Khrushchev. High stakes, in other words. As Winfrey sees it, Wrinkle the movie heightens the stakes even more. “I felt like we were making the new Wizard of Oz for another generation.”








A Wrinkle in Time begins with the mother of all literary clichés: “It was a dark and stormy night.” But what follows is wholly original. When Wrinkle was first published, L’Engle was 17 years into a writing career that would span fiction, nonfiction, poetry and theater. The idea for the book came to her during a family camping trip when the names of three old-as-time ethereal beings—Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Which and Mrs. Who—“popped” into her mind.
She had been on something of a cosmology bender, soaking up the works of Arthur Eddington, Max Planck and Albert Einstein. The theory of relativity interested her, and she’d come across the concept of a “tesseract”—familiar to anyone versed in advanced geometry or Marvel’s Avengers movies. From there, she conjured a story about a girl who “tessers,” or travels in the fifth dimension—or, as the writer put it, traverses a wrinkle in time.








The book is partly autobiographical. As a girl, L’Engle had felt gawky and unwanted. She would come home in the afternoon and write stories with heroes she aspired to be like. But when she created Meg Murry, she crafted one who shared what L’Engle felt as her own failings: Meg is an outcast who struggles in school, her scientist parents’ genes for brilliance taking some time to express themselves. She’s also angsty and angry and troubled by the injustices around her.








The tale almost never saw the light of day. Unlike L’Engle’s previous novels, this one puzzled publishers. Some rejected it because they believed its themes too challenging for young readers. Some objected to its portrayal of evil, and still others wouldn’t bet on a female sci-fi protagonist. All told, it met with some 26 rejections before Farrar, Straus and Giroux took a chance. The book, the first in what would come to be known as the Time Quintet series, hasn’t gone out of print since. As of its 50th anniversary in 2012, Wrinkle had sold more than 10 million copies worldwide.

After its publication, Wrinkle was controversial. It’s still one of the most frequently banned American books, in the company of censored classics The Catcher in the Rye (profanity) and Charlotte’s Web (talking animals). Most objections were made on the grounds that it was un-Christian. The book is reverential of Jesus, but it also equates him with historical geniuses like da Vinci and Gandhi. (L’Engle was a Christian.) The book promotes, according to critics, witchcraft, divination and a “new age” approach to spirituality.









L’Engle, who died in 2007 at 88, eventually came to accept the great publicity attempts to censor Wrinkle proffered. Not that the book, which won the Newbery Prize in 1963, needed it. Its influence helped launch a new generation of fantasy writers and new types of books that didn’t quite fit in any one section of the library. Not least among the reasons Wrinkle was so novel and widely read: its hero was a girl.





(time.com by Eliza Berman)





Wrapping up my synopsis of "A Wrinkle in Time" today.  Hope you learned something and are motivated to get a copy of the book to enjoy with your kids.  It's one of those books that everyone should read.  Tomorrow it's back to other great book to reviews and to share with you. 





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