Thursday, December 29, 2016

A Chocolate in My Pocket - a yummy bookwrap

Unwrapping some quotes to make you smile...


"A Chocolate in My Pocket"

Authored by Eric LeBranche and Illustrated by Margaret Anne Sugga

Ages 3-6
Grade Level PS-K

Illustrations to enjoy...

About the book...

This is such a delightful sweet book about a special relationship between a father and a daughter.  

"Early this morning, as I lay snoring,
my daughter shared a sweet surprise.
She hid a chocolate in my pocket,
then blew a kiss across my eyes."

His little girl shares her love for her beloved daddy even before he is up and ready for his busy day.  He bounds out of bed and hurriedly prepares himself for a very hectic day at work.  Her chocolate surprise goes unnoticed until during the day he discovers it and realizes the message of love that it represents... that he totally missed.  Oh my!  By the time he arrives home it is a coagulated mess.  His little girl has nothing but forgiveness in her heart and unconditional love to bestow as upon her daddy. She wraps him in hugs and promises him two chocolates tomorrow.  

This heartwarming book is written in rhyme and reminds adults to slow down, enjoy the moment and focus on what's really important in life... loving relationships.  This is a perfect book for a daddy to read to his little princess before tucking her in bed for the night.  I highly, highly recommend this book.

About the author and illustrator...

Eric LaBranche was born and raised in the United States (Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island). He has been writing nearly all his life. Eric tells stories that awaken positive thoughts and ideas for readers of all ages. He lives in Ireland now.

 Margaret Anne loves to draw! Her specialty is children’s picture books. For a while she did product illustration for a clock company … but that’s a story for another time. Now her detailed drawings are peppered with charismatic cats and ladybirds that bring stories to life. Margaret Anne was born and raised in the American deep South, but later moved to Dublin, Ireland to complete her Master’s Degree at the National College of Art and Design. Currently, Margaret Anne is the Promotions Officer for Illustrators Ireland, a dynamic group of professional illustrators. When she is not drawing, painting and making things, she teaches others to as a lecturer in the Illustration department at Ballyfermot College of Further Education. Margaret Anne lives in County Dublin, near the sea with her dashing husband, two amazing sons and a whiny cat. She is never too busy to eat chocolate.

Childhood Classic
I have two! In picturebooks, Andrew Henry’s Meadow by Doris Burn and for chapter books I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith.

Top Five Favourite Children’s Books:

We Were Tired of Living in a House by Liesel Moak Skorpen and Doris Burn
Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen
The Spider and the Fly, by Mary Howitt and Tony DeTerlizzi
The Story Blanket written by Ferida Wolff & Harriet May Savitz, illustrated by Elena Odriozola
Peaceable Kingdom – The Shaker Abecedarius based on the Shaker ‘Rhymes of Animals’, illustrated by Alice and Martin Provensen

Storywraps rating .... 5 Hugs!!!!!

(One above hug is for someone on a diet, the others are for a chocolate piggy like me!) 

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