In the Nick of Time by Deedee Cummings/illustrated by Charlene Mosley
Category: Children's Fiction (Ages 3-7), 28 pages
Genre: Children/ Holiday | Tour dates: Oct 12 to Dec 4, 2020
Publisher: Make A Way Media | Release date: November 2019
Content Rating: G. Children's Holiday Book.
A Timely Tale about a Little Brown Boy who Saves Christmas. Nick Saint never really put a lot of thought into his name until one snowy day in December when he accidentally receives a letter meant for Saint Nick. Realizing there is not much time left until Christmas, Nick opens the letter. The unexpected message inside ultimately leads him on a journey of understanding poverty, gratitude, and service to others while discovering the real meaning of the holiday spirit.
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REVIEW By LAWonder10:
Never before had Nick Saint considered the anomaly of his name, until one day he got a letter in the mail addressed to Saint Nick. At first furious, his wise mother suggested he "take a different path" with his emotions.
This is a children's book with a much needed message. Although the writing isn't the greatest, the message makes up for any lack in grammatical efficiency. It is truly a book needed i homes and classrooms. Even better...It has a Christmas theme!
Illustrator, Charlene Mosley, has created colorful, cartoon-like, simple illustrations which are eye-catching and aids in keeping very young children's interest.
I offer a Four Stars rating.
*This book was gifted me with no pressure for a positive review.
This Is The Earth by Deedee Cummings/illustrated by Charlene Mosley
Category: Children's Fiction (Ages 3-7), 32 pages
Genre: Children/ Holiday | Publisher: Make A Way Media
Release date: April 2019 | Tour dates: Oct 12 to Dec 4, 2020
Content Rating: G. Children's Holiday Book.
A recent Purple Dragonfly Award First Place winner, Cummings uses bold and bright illustrations in This is the Earth to share a message of peace, love, respect, compassion, inclusion. Published in early 2019, the book’s message bears repeating: peace is meant for all of us and it is everyone’s responsibility to care for each other like the united family that we really are. This exceptional and timely book shares the reality that we are all sharing this world that we call home instead of acting as though each continent, each, country, and each neighborhood is like a completely different planet. Within the pages of This is the Earth, readers will discover thought and conversation-invoking concepts on issues and struggles that has our world at odds with each other. Kids and adults will love the lyrical message and thoughtful artwork that reinforces the fact that every human being is our neighbor on Planet Earth; a place also known as Home.
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Meet the Author:
Deirdre “Deedee” Cummings believes literacy is a fundamental human right. She is the founder of Make A Way Media, It Pays to Read & the Louisville Book Festival, as well as, an attorney, therapist, and CEO of Abi Behavioral Health in Louisville, Kentucky. Abi is an intensive therapy agency that works to prevent the placement of children in out of home care, such as foster care, hospitalization, and incarceration. Deedee attended Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina, one of only two all-female Historically Black Colleges in the country. After graduating from Bennett, she earned a master’s degree and a law degree from the University of Louisville. All of her writing focuses on sharing inspiring messages that remind us all it is never too late to begin again. Deedee encourages the children she works with to write as a way to process emotions, document their journey, and express themselves more clearly. In addition to presenting on multiple topics around the country, Deedee donates hundreds of books and volunteer hours every year to families, children, churches and the local school system. She is excited to announce the launch of her tenth children’s book, This is the Earth. The inspiration for this book came from overwhelming negative media coverage about race relations in our country and across the world. This is the Earth is a book about peace, respect, and diversity inclusion: a message that must be heard and repeated often. She and her husband Anthony live in Louisville with their three children Kayla (an actress in New York), Anthony (a college student and athlete), and Nick (in elementary school).
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