Synopses by Denise Cassino
I just found some fabulous books for children that are getting rave reviews everywhere! They're Homiedre's boxed set of 3 books: What is Love? What is Friendship? What is Imagination? Here's what one reviewer had to say:
"These excellent books - rich in content and in art - can now be obtained in this boxed set, a box full of love, friendship and imagination just waiting to be consumed by the children whose school exposure to these values is diminishing. .Adding these books to the child's library is not only an enriching experience for the lucky children who own them, but the purchase of this set aids the Channing-Kullijian Foundation and hence to the encouragement of everyone to restore the arts to our schools. Everyone wins - but especially the children who will doubtless place these books on the top of their favorites list!" ~Grady Harp http://bit.ly/oGtRne
The books feature "Children, dressed in soft 'critter outfits' accompany the couplets while cavorting on fluffy clouds set on a sky blue background. This is extremely effective, eye catching and makes a wonderful group read.:
WHAT IS LOVE? Here's a snippet:
'You can find Love in all kinds of places.
In smiles and laughs and all kinds of faces.
It's inside our hands so we can use them with care,
Love is even in the curliest of curly strands of hair.
It's in every single toe from big toe to small,
And then into our dance feet
when we're having a ball!'
WHAT IS FRIENDSHIP? - Various aspects of friendship are explored through the charming use of a little boy and his quiet life-like toy robot. Again, the rhyming text makes this book an ideal group read and the artwork is bold and concise; splendidly executed. Text and illustrations go perfectly together.
'Some friends were made to love,
as others were made to care,
But what all friends have in common,
is knowing how to share!'
WHAT IS IMAGINATION? - A little girl, Petunia and her pet stuffed dog, Patches go about a typical day in a child's life and due to the ability of the little girl and her "pet" the day is livened up in oh so very many ways via the use of their imagination. What a wonderful thing it is to be a child (or an adult, for that matter), with an active and creative imagination! Again, the art work in this book, as with the previous two is rather amazing and simply fun!"
'Well the school day is done, and it was a blast!
Thanks to my imagination, it went by so fast!
But now I must walk, all the way back home,
And see where my imagination, is willing to roam.
So I look at the trees, that are ever so tall.
And can't help to feel, ever so small!'
So don't miss these books - and when you buy them, you'll receive dozens of fabulous downloadable bonuses for you and the children in your life. Click here: http://bit.ly/oGtRne
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