Thursday, March 20, 2014

Spectacular spectacles

Quote of the day:  "Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it."
                                            -P. J. O'Rourke

Squiggly is a young squirrel.  Squiggly's ears are way too long, his tail is way too short and not bushy, and he is constantly being harassed by the class bully, Archie.  In front of the other squirrels Archie shouts out, "Squiggly, Squiggly slow as can be, You can't climb trees 'cause you're different from me."  He also pokes this at poor Squiggly,  "You look like a chipmunk with that skinny tail and a rabbit with those ears."  All the other squirrels take Archie's lead and laugh at poor  Squiggly.  Then to add insult to injury, Squiggly discovers he needs to wear glasses!  Oh my, will he be even more intimidated?  He just wants to be like the other squirrels and fit in.  Will his new look bring ridicule and more mocking from the others?  Will Archie target him even more when Squiggly appears with his brand-new spectacles?  If your child is feeling self-conscious around his peers and if your child's self-esteem is running a tad low, then this book is the perfect read.  This book will open up a healthy and healing dialogue on how to handle peer pressure and bullying.  The illustrations are colourful and the characters are cartoonish and very kid-friendly.  You will like the positive message and the whole vibe of this book.

About the author:

Dawn Clark's love of reading began when her Grandma Kate gave her an illustrated children's Bible - a love she passes on to children in her work as an educational aide and a librarian.  Dawn spent many hours with her own children, Cory and Katie, reading books every night at bedtime and making up stories all day long.  With her two children now in college, Dawn has transformed these cherished memories into the story of Squiggly Gets Glasses.

Dawn live in Massillon, Ohio, with her husband Tim and when she's not writing she can be found taking walks, riding her bike and spending quality time with her family.  Dawn is a member of a writer's group and is working on Squiggly's next exciting adventure.

                         Book Review Rating:  7 (interesting!)

Read on and read always!   Have a wonderful day.
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