Friday, November 22, 2019

"My Turn, Your Turn" - a bookwrap

My Turn, Your Turn: A Story About Sharing

Authored by Nancy Loewen
Illustrated by Hazel Michelle Quintanilla

* Ages:  5-6
* Grade Level:  PS+
* Series:  Bright Start
* Hardcover:  10 pages
* Publisher:  words & pictures
* Pub. Date:  September 17, 2019
* Language:  English

With simple stories and engaging illustrations, the Bright Start series of board books opens conversations about emotions and mental well-being, providing you with the tools and language needed to develop and nurture emotional intelligence in your child. Bright Start responds to recent research showing that emotional development begins in infancy, when children first bond with their caregivers. Early development of emotional intelligence helps children to form healthy and long-lasting relationships, builds the foundations for stable mental health, and lays the groundwork for academic achievement. Give your child a Bright Start for a healthier and happier life

 From the Publisher

Cora and Malik learn to share through the help of Ms. Wright!

"But can you think of a way to share and play together?”

Malik and Cora get ready to play a game. It's called "My Turn, Your Turn.”

"I love playing My Turn, Your Turn!" Cora says. "It's the best game ever!" says Malik.

Unwrapping the Story

This simple story shares a wonderful life lesson that is best taught at an early age...  sharing!  Malik and Cora find themselves in a tug of war over who gets to play with the same toy plane.  As frustrations and yes, even tempers escalate, their kind patient teacher Ms. Wright stages an intervention.  She suggests that they play a game together and to play the game they must take turns and share with each other. This important concept is then carried over into all the other activities the now happy duo participate in.  Brilliant strategy!  

The premise of the book is very easy for little ones to comprehend as I'm sure most children will be familiar with what's happening between the two and have had similar feelings and experiences.  The message of the book is positive, motivating and gets results.  The illustrations are adorable and expressive.  The book highlights the importance of taking turns and showing consideration for others feelings in the process.  I highly recommend this book. 

Meet the Author

  Nancy Loewen is an award-winning author who has written over 130 fiction and nonfiction titles for children and young adults, including Baby Wants Mama, Do I Have To?: Kids Talk About Responsibility, and Scarlett the Cat to the Rescue: Fire Hero. She received a Distinguished Achievement Award from the Association of Educational Publishers for her Writer's Toolbox series. Her book The Last Day of Kindergarten is a Scholastic Book Club bestseller and a Minnesota Book Award Finalist. She holds an MFA in creative writing from Hamlin University, St. Paul, and lives in the Twin Cities. Learn more at

About the Illustrator

  Hazel Michelle Quintanilla is an award-winning illustrator from El Salvador. She has a degree in Graphic Design from Matias Delgado University in San Salvador and has over ten year's experience working with advertising agencies. Hazel has been passionate about illustration since childhood, leading her to master a wide variety of media. She lives in Guatemala with her husband and their three cute dogs. 

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