A Personal Book Review
My mother-in-law, Mrs. Johnson, as I like to call her, dedicated 28 years of her career to kindergarten, first, and second grade students before retiring as a paraprofessional. She was my very first set of ears when I completed the draft of my children's book as part of the project, as Mrs. Johnson's personal and professional opinions are invaluable to me. She loved the story and gave me her blessing on my project plan!
This weekend, after Sunday dinner, I gifted Mrs. Johnson her signed copy of Lolita's Rainy Day. She quickly opened the book and proceeded to read it aloud as if she was reading it to her former students. Her animation was so surreal that it felt as if I were watching a children's movie. Mrs. Johnson best described my book as a "Life Skills Book." These are just some of her remarks:
"Every child should have the privilege of reading this book, or having it read to them."
"This book is viable to first and second grade children."
"I love how the book teaches children important lessons in a humorous way!"
"This book will teach both children and parents of the importance of saving money for a rainy day."
"I never thought that teaching children financial literacy could be done in such a fun and interactive way."
"The illustrations are vivid, and great depiction of the characters and the story."
Yes! You guessed it correctly...Mrs. Johnson once again gave me her blessing on Lolita's Rainy Day! In this case, "Every blessing counts!"