Sunday, July 19, 2015


5.0 out of 5 stars An endearing reverse counting book that is sure to become your own little ghost or goblin's Halloween favorite!, July 19, 2015
This review is from: Ten Little Tricksters (Paperback)
An endearing reverse counting book that is sure to become your own little ghost or goblin's "Halloween favorite"! Author Penelope Ann Cole's writing has such a nice rhythm and cadence to it that parents and children alike will enjoy reading it out loud and echoing the sound effects. Illustrator Kevin Collier's colorful, vibrant, and creative depictions of the costumed trick-or-treaters bring the magic and fantasy of Halloween to life. Kids will have so much fun with this Halloween themed book they will forget they are learning to count while enjoying the antics of the ghosts, bats, skeletons, cats, monsters, and pumpkins!

Friday, July 10, 2015


on June 29, 2015
MAGICAL MEA GOES TO SCHOOL is a delightful story (both text and illustrations) about Mea, a little girl who has magic powers. This book is part of a series and I look forward to reading the other books in the series. Mea starts second grade and we learn about her first day of school. Her brother, Matthew, and Matthew’s friend, Lily, want to give Mea magic lessons, but she is resistant and plans other activities to fill her afternoons. I especially appreciated the tender family relationships in this story between Mea and Matthew, Mea and her grandmother, and Mea and Lily (who is like an extended family member). They are very sweet and loving towards Mea. A major theme of this book is to help others without expecting recognition or something in return. I think that is a wonderful theme that is hard to find in books or other mediums. It’s beautiful to read a book that encourages children to help others selflessly and the conclusion (which I won’t reveal) illustrates how meaningful helping others can be... :)
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Tags:  Magical Mea Goes to School, Penelope Anne Cole, Kevin Scott Collier, Magical Matthew, Mea, Matthew, Grandma Nonie, Lily, helping, magica, sharing, learning, school, teachers.