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Review: Children’s Books By Marsha Casper Cook
July 25, 2009 by workinggirlreviews

I recently received three children’s books in the mail and although we’d never done this genre at WGR, I agreed to do these because I’m a mother and my kids have always been crazy for books. All three of these charming books were very well received by the children I tested them on. They all have subtle, but important social lessons presented in fun ways. Both the stories and reviews are short, so all three are posted here together.

The Busy Bus

By Marsha Casper Cook

Cronos Press, October 2008

Buy Link: http://www.amazon.com/Busy-Bus-Collection-Short-Childrens/dp/1604140631

Website: www.michiganavenuemedia.com

A wonderful little collection of rhyming poems with titles such as, Terrible Twos, Uncle Edward’s Pig, Tough Jake, Fair Weather Heather, and many more. The kids loved this book with its bright, cheerful pictures, perfect for younger children. They got the giggles when I read Whose Smelly Socks Are Those and I have to admit it, so did I. There are poems in this collection that are just for fun, but others teach social lessons in a subtle way, while keeping the children engaged and having a good time. Try this one on your kids, I think they’ll enjoy it and you’ll be introducing them to the world of poetry if you haven’t already.

–Willow



The Magical Leaping Lizard Potion

By Marsha Casper Cook

Fideli Publishing Inc.; 1 edition (March 9, 2009)

Buy Link: http://www.amazon.com/Magical-Leaping-Lizard-Potion

Website: www.michiganavenuemedia.com

Isabella Pimpinella and her dog Milly Van Dilly are getting together with the other junior witches to make the legendary Magical Leaping Lizard Potion. If they do it correctly, they’ll be able to fly and become full-fledged witches. Something that all junior witches dream of.

I enjoyed the story and graphics in this little book very much. Then I passed it to an eight-year-old girl to read for feedback. Her mother said she’d read it over and over. When I asked the little girl if she’d enjoyed it, she said she loved it and wanted to know where she could get the next one. Obviously this would be a great series for younger girls.

–Willow



Snack Attack

By Marsha Casper Cook

Fideli Publishing Inc.; 1st edition (January 1, 2009

Buy Link: http://www.amazon.com/Snack-Attack-Marsha-Casper-Cook/dp/1604141239

Website: www.michiganavenuemedia.com

Addison Apple is a little boy who doesn’t like the oatmeal his mother makes him eat for breakfast. Liking cookies and candy much better, he secretly feeds the oatmeal to his dog, Sammy, and then sneaks into the cookie jar to fill his tummy.

The mother in this delightful story comes up with a unique way to deal with her son’s aversion to nutritious food. It’s not a remedy I’d recommend, but makes for a charming story. I read this book to a five-year-old and a three-year-old. With shouts of ‘again, again’!! I’d say it was a hit with both of them. It also teaches an important lesson in a fun way.

–Willow