Friday, September 20, 2019

"Little Hands Help" - a bookwrap

Today's book is a reminder to parents that their child's little hands have BIG desires to help, too! 


"Little Hands Help" 

Authored by Mike and McKenzie Morrison
Illustrated by Nina Summer

* Age Range:  4-8 
* Grade Level:  PS-3
* Series:  Small Voice Says ( Book 2 ) 
* Hardcover:  32 pages
* Publisher:  Small Voice Says Press
* Pub. Date:  Sept. 1. 2019
* Language: English

Unwrapping Some Illustrations 

Unwrapping The Story

This delightful story encourages parents to involve their children in some of the every day tasks that need to be accomplished around their home.  It is a wonderful feeling to be included and allowed to help out. Working together along side an adult boosts a child's self-confidence and results in a happy contented feeling because they are now part of team"family".  Inclusivity empowers wee ones to feel valued because they too have abilities to share.  It's also fun to bond together as a family and spend quality time working together on little projects that a child can maneuver and that is age appropriate. 

Angela, the main character in today's book, realizes that she is helping out with small things like putting her toys away but she wants to move on to more "grown-up chores" like helping her mom paint the new door or her dad wash the vegetables for dinner.  They decline her offer to help when she offers and that leaves her feeling sad and rejected. Oh my!  How can she get them to understand that she wants to do more?  

Angela has a eureka moment at school and comes up with a plan to get her parents attention and hopefully persuade them to give her more opportunities to work with them.  They are always busy and running about and she feels that she can alleviate some of that stress by offering her services to help more often.  Will her parents listen to her concerns... not only listen to her... but actually change the way they view her capabilities and allow her to take on more responsibilities? 

The expressive illustrations are well done and certainly enrich the text.  This short engaging story will have long term applications and the whole family will benefit from its message.  I highly recommend this book. 

Storywraps Rating - 5 HUGS!!!!!

Meet the authors

Mike's passion centers on developing leaders at all ages, from the four-year-old entering pre-school to the corporate CEO leading a global enterprise. In today's world, we all need to lead in some way and Mike has helped to illuminate that path through three books: Leading Through Meaning, The Other Side of the Card, and This is Not Working.

Mackenzie Morrison is a writer and artist working in the music industry in Los Angeles, CA.

About the Illustrator 

I hail from Switzerland, and have settled in the warmth of Brooklyn, NY. I am a freelance illustrator and designer with a Bachelor in Visual Arts and a Masters in Media Arts.

When I am not drawing some googly-eyed little dudette, I knit hats . I also swing dance and love pro-wrestling. I do not have a favorite color (errr, maybe a soft yellow...) 

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