Current Giveaway: Millie Fierce Picture Book by Jane Manning

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This book has become one of our favorite books to read at night with our daughter.  She absolutely loves the fun illustrations and especially the page where Millie Fierce gives us the evil eye.  It is hysterical!  This is a great book to help teach children the difference between positive and negative behavior.  Millie is a great role model and this just might become a favorite in your household as well!  Read my review in our Book of the Week section and  interview with the author, Jane Manning, who has created a character we can all relate to!  Review: http://melissanorthway.com/2012/09/book-of-the-week-millie-fierce/  We have one book to hand out to a lucky mate!  Good luck!     a Rafflecopter giveaway … [Read more...]

Book of the Week: Millie Fierce

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  It is with great joy that I bring to you Millie Fierce.  The book is as fantastic as that title and is a fun children's picture book written by Jane Manning.  My daughter and I really enjoyed this story about little Millie who gets fed up with no one paying attention to her.  So she becomes... Millie Fierce and proceeds to do things to make sure people take notice.  But not necessarily the kind of attention she really wants deep down.  The illustrations are so wonderful and we really liked the illustration where Millie shows us her evil eye.  We laugh every time we come across this page!  I think the story helps to teach children that negative behavior  will get attention -  but is not necessarily the kind you want to get from those around you.  The story teaches that is better to act kind and do nice things for others to gain attention.  A good lesson for children to hear … [Read more...]

Book of the Week: Woodrow for President

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Woodrow for President by Peter W. Barnes and Cheryl Shaw Barnes is the perfect picture book to help you teach your children about the electoral process in a fun and educational way. The story is about Woodrow G. Washingtail who is the governor of Moussouri and he is running for President of the United States of America.  Can you guess what animal 'ol Woodrow might be? If you guessed a mouse - you would be correct!  The story is cleverly written to include the process of running a campaign and has a great illustration of the National Headquarters with all of his volunteers helping to have him elected as President. It explains what a polical party is, what are politicians, and even describes the start of America's long political party history. I found the story easy to follow and my six-year old really enjoyed the story and was asking a ton of questions about what it means to run a … [Read more...]