Abracadabra Whoopsie by Adam Kargman
Category: Children's Fiction (Ages 3-7), 40 pages
Genre: Children's Picture Book
Publisher: Mascot Books - Release date: April 2019
Tour dates: Dec 2 to Dec 22, 2020
Content Rating: G for everyone.
When Jordy discovers a magic wand, he learns he can do just that. Whenever he wants some peace and quiet, all he has to do is say “ABRACADABRA WHOOPSIE,” and . . .POOF! His little sister Keeka vanishes. When he’s ready for her to come back, he simply says it reversed: “WHOOPSIE ABRACADABRA.” What could possibly go wrong?
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REVIEW By LAWonder10:
This is a somewhat whimsical story. I am uncertain whether or not it is a wise one.
An older Brother is often irritated with his little sister. The solution to his problem is not the best!
The story is simple enough for ages 3-5, yet fun enough for ages 3-8.
The Illustrator, Tristin Tate, created the images in cartoon characterization. The images are bright and colorful. Young children will surely find them entertaining .
The Book is a quality hardcover, with good quality pages.
I offer a Four Stars rating.
*This book was gifted me with no pressure for a positive review. This is my honest review.
Tips on Dealing with Sibling Rivalry – by Adam Kargman
Abracadabra Whoopsie deals with the issue of sibling rivalry. In it, a young boy named Jordy doesn’t get along with his toddler sister, Keeka. She breaks his things, disrupts his playtime, and steals the attention of adults. One night, Jordy receives a magic wand that will make Keeka disappear whenever he wants when he utters the words “Abracadabra Whoopsie.” When he is ready for her to come back, all he needs to do is say it reversed: “Whoopsie Abracadabra.” At last, Jordy can finally play in peace! But when the wand is stolen, Jordy must recover it if he ever hopes to see Keeka again. In the process, he discovers how much he really loves his little sister.
Abracadabra Whoopsie was inspired by my son and daughter’s interactions. Even though my kids are usually best friends, like all siblings, they have disagreements and conflicts. As a parent, I’ve learned, and my book teaches, that one of the ways of dealing with moments of anger and jealously is to remind siblings of all the happy times they’ve shared together.
When my kids fight, my wife and I like to show them funny photos and videos of them interacting. Our walls are full of family photos, and we have a shelf devoted to family yearbooks in our den, which my kids love perusing through. It’s hard to stay mad at someone when you’re constantly reminded of your history of joyous times together.
I think Abracadabra Whoopsie is very meaningful for kids because of the change that Jordy undergoes. Although he begins from a place of annoyance and jealousy, he ultimately has to rise to the occasion and save his little sister, which he is able to do only after remembering their happy moments together. The book offers a powerful message about looking at the larger picture for anybody who has a sibling.
Meet the Author:
Adam Kargman lives in Los Angeles, California with his wife and their two children. He was inspired to write Abracadabra Whoopsie after witnessing the sibling rivalry between his kids, which led him to wonder what would really happen if one sibling's dream to make the other one vanish came true.
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Book Title: Explore the World of Chemistry: The Ultimate Alphabet Book for Nanoscale Scientists! by Christi Sperber
Category: Children's Fiction (Ages 3-7), 26 pages
Genre: Children's Picture Book
Publisher: Nanoscale Scientists Publishing LLC
Release date: Oct 2020, 2020
Format available for review: print, ebook (PDF)
Will send print books out: USA
Tour dates: Dec 2 to Dec 15, 2020
Content Rating: G. This children's book is for everyone.
Explore the World of Chemistry: The Ultimate Alphabet Book for Nanoscale Scientists is the perfect way to jump-start your child's interest in chemistry with engaging images and relatable concepts. Whether recognizing and learning their letters, expanding their vocabulary, or learning important chemistry concepts, this book has them covered. It caters to children of all ages (and adults too!) with the important science information, beautiful illustrations, and a format that appeals to different learning styles (reading out loud for audible learners and colorful illustrations for visual learners) - this book is sure to engage any reader. This book contains a selection of words gathered from the following titles by Christi Sperber: The General Chemistry Alphabet Book The Organic Chemistry Alphabet Book The Inorganic Chemistry Alphabet Book, and The Biochemistry Alphabet Book
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What inspired you to write this book?
When my first daughter turned one year old in 2018, I wanted to add STEM books to her bookshelf, but I found that there were not many chemistry-related books available for babies and toddlers. I majored in chemistry in college and got an advanced degree in it – I also married a chemical engineer – so science is in my daughter’s bones. I found an array of children’s science books but they did not focus on chemistry. I noticed a void and I knew I wanted to fill it.
I had my first idea for creating a chemistry alphabet book in 2016 but did not make much progress on it until 2018. I have written scientific papers before but writing children-book level science was way different for me – there was such a big learning curve!
My books have very engaging and they have colorful, fun illustrations that children love, which really draws kids into the book. Each page of my book have a different science concept on it and it is explained in a way that children can understand and the pictures are drawn in a way to make the concept relatable to children – making hard concepts relatable to children is the hardest and most important part and I think my books achieve that.
I love writing my science books because they expose children to different areas of science and my goal is to get children excited about science. My hope is that my books are so fun to read that kids do not even realize how much they are learning. Introducing science ideas in books help familiarize children to abstract concepts and then they do not seem as obscure when they encounter them in their school’s curriculum.
My goal as an author is to encourage people to learn more about science – whether as an adult or child. They are reading my book to read things that they usually do not read about and if they happen to find that they like what they are reading, I achieved my main goal – to spark an interest in science
Meet the Author:
When Christi Sperber was pregnant with her first daughter, Emma, she wanted to add STEM books to Emma’s bookshelf. But the Mom who has a Master’s in Chemistry noticed that there weren’t many chemistry-related books available for babies and toddlers. The few that did exist, she noticed, weren’t factually correct. That’s when Sperber had an idea: launch her own publishing company - Nanoscale Scientists Publishing LLC – to introduce young kids to the wonderful world of science at an early age.
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