Wednesday, March 28, 2018

"Harrison P. Spader, Personal Space Invader "- a bookwrap

Personal space is very important.  Exercise restraint and no touchy!   



"Harrison P. Spader, Personal Space Invader (Little Boost)" 

 Christianne Jones (Author) 
Cale Atkinson (Illustrator)

    Age Range: 4 - 8 years
Grade Level: Kindergarten - 2
Series: Little Boost
Publisher: Picture Window Books (August 1, 2018)

Unwrapping some fun illustrations for you to enjoy

About the book 

      Harrison P. Spader, a loveable and avid lover of life, has one problem... he wants to share his love with everyone around him.   He wants his whole world to experience that feeling of love and  his exuberance up-close and personal. 

"Harrison P. Spader sits a little too close.
Shakes hands a little too long.
High-fives a little too hard.
And hugs a little too much.

      Unfortunately his friends don't share his enthusiasm.  He makes them feel very uncomfortable when he invades their personal space and they want Harrison P. Spader to knock it off.  After countless phone calls from teachers, coaches, and other parents his dad finally steps up to the plate to discuss the issue with his son.

His wise dad teaches him a life lesson that will totally change Harrison P. Spader's life for the better.  Dad teaches his son the Space Saver technique.  

"Arms out front
then out real wide.
Now place your arms
back at your sides."

Will this simple rhyme of self-awareness work for Harrison P. Spader and help him become a better friend and benefit him as he grows up and becomes a more responsible citizen? 

The illustrations are delightful.  Harrison P. Spader is an adorable main character and the illustrations add humour and emotions that will have kids giggling as they engage in the text.   This entertaining picture book tackles the importance of personal space-a topic close to the heart of kids and grownups alike.  I highly recommend this book. 

Storywraps Rating :  5 HUGS!!!!!

About the author

     Growing up in a small town with no cable (and parents who were teachers), reading was the only thing to do. Since then, Christianne Jones has read about a bazillion books and written more than 50. Christianne works as an editor and lives in Minnesota with her husband and three daughters.

About the illustrator

      Cale Atkinson is an illustrator/writer/animator currently residing  in Kelowna Canada. Believing in tea more than sleep, Cale is constantly working on numerous projects. His work can be found in children’s books, animated shorts, television, and games. 
      Cale's always looking for new and exciting projects that challenge his skills and allow him to grow creatively.  Cale is currently working on multiple projects, including two picture books he is writing and illustrating.

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