Wednesday, November 25, 2020

"The Sorry Life of Timothy Shmoe - a bookwrap

An interview with Canadian author Stephanie Simpson McLellan


The Sorry Life of Timothy Shmoe

Book by Stephanie McLellan


* Ages:  5-10

* Grade Level:  K-5

* Publisher:  Owlkids; Illustrated edition 

* Pub. Date:  April 15, 2021

* Reading Level:  4-8

* Language:  English 

Unwrapping Some Illustrations for You

The Book

Timothy is a little boy who continually finds himself writing letters of apology for his faux pas.  The story is told through his eyes using very humorous illustrations and handwritten notes that he dispenses back to the people around him.  This is a fantastic story of repentance and unconditional love that is very entertaining.  

Kids can relate to Timothy's mishaps and his thought process as he crafts I'm sorry notes that express his regrets regarding his behaviour.  The book is a wonderful read aloud and can be used for a group read or a snuggle-time one.  It will open a pathway for meaningful discussions on behavior, manners, etiquette, and forgiveness.  Both young and old are sure to smile as the book is shared together.  

The illustrations are extremely well done and enrich the text message... the message being that we all make mistakes in life and that our family is there for us... quick to forgive and forever loving.  I highly recommend this book. 

Storywraps Rating - 5 HUGS! 

Meet the Author

STEPHANIE SIMPSON MCLELLAN is an award-winning author of five picture books for children. She has also been a children's book reviewer and is a popular presenter at schools across Canada. Stephanie lives in Newmarket, Ontario.

ZOE SI is a cartoonist, illustrator, and lawyer who has been drawing since she was old enough to hold a pencil. She has illustrated children's books, and her cartoons appear online and in print magazines including Geist and The New Yorker . She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.

About the Illustrator

Zoe Si is a cartoonist and illustrator. She has a life-long passion for laughing at her own jokes and is always looking for new ways to tell stories with her art.

Zoe has illustrated a number of children’s books and is a contributor of cartoons and humour pieces to The New Yorker. She also regularly posts autobiographical comics to her Instagram which documented her experiences working as a litigator over the past several years, among other mundanities. 

Zoe lives with her husband in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia. In her spare time, she enjoys climbing mountains and petting dogs. 

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