UP!–WINNER of “WAY PAST MAD” Giveaway! :D

I tell ya โ€” giveaways are always exciting ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜Ž It’s be great if EVERYone could win, but…well, you know.๐Ÿ™„ One thing I can say is, if you didn’t win this time around, actually buying Hallee and Sandra’s WONderful book Way Past Mad, or requesting it from your library ๐Ÿ“š is a winning move! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ†๐Ÿคฉ Continue reading

UP!–When You’re WAY PAST MAD + A Book GIVEAWAY!

Way Past MadAs you know, I don’t do reviews, but I do occasionally feel compelled to highlight books that promote poignant subject matter, e.g., kindness, bullying, emotions, etc. It seems that “poignant” is author Hallee Adelman‘s calling card.

Anger is the kind of emotion that can be scary, especially for children, and sometimes leads to regretful behavior. Learning how to manage it at a young age is critical. In fact, in 1969 Fred Rogers recited before the U. S. Senate a song he wrote, “What Do You Do?” (…with the mad that you feel?) which literally saved PBS.

Here we are, in 2020, and that’s what Hallee‘s newest picture book is about: what you doโ€”and don’t doโ€”when you get angry. In Way Past Mad, main character, Keya’s little brother, Nate (who doesn’t know any better), wreaks havoc when he Continue reading

UP!–Some PICTURE BOOK Fun & A GIVEAWAY!

Every so many weeks I head to Barnes & Noble and allow myself some time to catch up on recent picture book releases. I can easily load two or three dozen books into my basket per visit (thank goodness they now have ones on wheels!), then Continue reading

UP!–Winner of My 3rd Blogversary Giveaway

Isn’t it amazing how, whenever we mark milestones, we can’t believe how “time flies,” right? It seems that way to me, it being 3 years since I launched my blogs. I don’t think it warrants BIG celebration, but I do like to acknowledge them with little giveaways ๐Ÿ™‚ There were a few comments by dear friends, and the one who randomly won my little “package of goodies” is… DRUM ROLL, please… Continue reading

UP!–Int’l DOT DAY 2017 is Here! (plus a Giveaway)

Wow, it’s yet another year we can all “make our mark” on the absolutely FABulous day we celebrate CREATIVITY โ€” International Dot Day! ๐Ÿ˜€

Since I’ve been able to post my own dots here on my blog, this is now my fourth year as a proud participant ๐Ÿ™‚ I was able to create special dots for years 2014, 2015 and 2016, and of course wanted to do so this year, but life has been quite full as of late (I have a beautiful granddaughter now <3). But that doesn’t mean I’m not going to participate! Continue reading