We are huge lovers of literature and are super excited to be adding 3 new titles from the Carole P. Roman books and collections to our library! Carole P. Roman is a best-selling children's author with several award-winning books under her belt. She has so many awesome titles to choose from and today I'm going to be sharing the 3 that we chose to review!
I chose 3 books from the Carole P. Roman books and collections that I thought would peek my kiddos interests and, yet, enlighten or encourage them in some way. I chose a chapter book from the Oh Susannah Series for my 2nd grader, a story book from the Captain No Beard Series for my son, and, of course, a princess story book from the Bedtime Dream Collection for my youngest girls.
Oh Susannah: It's in the bag
Oh Susannah: It's in the bag ended up being a great choice for my 7-year-old. I was concerned it wasn't going to be challenging enough. Not only did it challenge her but it kept her engaged as well! I believe this is a newer addition to the Oh Susannah Series.
This chapter book chronicles a day in the life of Susannah Logan. A 3rd grade girl whose have a not-so-good day. With each problem that arises, she stuffs it in her backback instead of addressing how the problem is making her feel. Susannah experiences many emotions over the course of the day including guilt, shame, fear, uncertainty, and disappointment.
As her bag fills, it eventually bursts from all the stuff that's been stuffed into it. That night she dreams about the days events. Her parents rush to her room where she breaks down and opens up to her parents about how shes feeling. They help her to confront her problems one by one and Susannah is ultimately relieved to have it all solved and sorted out.
Oh Susannah: It's in the bag does a great job at depicting what happens when we don't confront problems that arise and the overwhelm that can ensue as problems begin to build up. It also offers a practical approach to facing and dealing with overwhelm when it does occur. I love the open dialogue between Susannah and her parents at the end of the story. Susannah opened up about how she felt her parents were too busy to help her. Her parents listened and acknowledged their own overwhelm. I think it sends an important message to children that even parents struggle with these things. Remembering what's important and working together can help make things easier on everyone.
Can a Princess Be a Firefighter?
I really enjoyed the supportive and encouraging tone of this book. I love the message that it conveys and the fact that it encourages children to dream big! No dream is too big or too small.
The Crew Goes Coconuts
Hi there! My name is Brittany..help meet to T.J. and mom to 5 little blessings. My passion lies in helping other women to see their value through the eyes of their creator. Be Encouraged...YOU are a Good Thing!