FROM LAURA BARD:
I understand where you are all coming from --
FROM LAURA BARD:
Attn Christian Homeschoolers and Churches: With Love and Blessings from me and Beaming Books, here is a FREE Script to enable your little ones to perform THE STAR IN THE CHRISTMAS PLAY as a finger puppet show, a puppet show, or performance during this holiday season:
A Crowded Farmhouse Folktale
AUTHOR: Karen Rostoker Gruber
ILLUSTRATOR: Kristina Swarner
PUBLISHER: Albert Whitman, 2020
THERE WAS NO ROOM TO SIT, NO ROOM TO PACE, NO ROOM TO REST, NO EXTRA SPACE!
Farmer Earl has had enough -- his home is too crowded. So, he visits the wise woman in town for help. She tells him to bring all his ducks in the house. And then his horses. And all his goats too!
How will there be more room with all these animals?
But the part I love the most, apart from it being a Jewish folktale, is the truth that it speaks. Everything looks differently if we change the perspective. Knowing that is a great tool in coping in this life and one that's important to give to children.
As to the art -- it's fun and folksy, just like it should be.
So well done! I honestly think that this book has takeaway value for everyone, young and old, alike!
And for more fun, here's the backstory to A CROWDED FARMHOUSE FOLKTALE:
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TITLE: 10 Turkeys in the Road
AUTHOR: Brenda Reeves Sturgis
ILLUSTRATOR: David Slonim
PUBLISHER: Marshall Cavendish/Amazon Two LionsI began my writing journey in 2004 when my daughter was in Kindergarten. I had attended an author visit at Baldwin Consolidated School and met author Lynn Plourde. It was at that moment that I knew I wanted to be a writer. Nobody told me how difficult it actually is, so I just threw myself into the process, writing, learning how to query, joining critique groups, and submitting. At that time, everything was submitted through postal mail, and I researched publishers in the Children's Writers and Illustrators Market Guide book.