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Review of What Does the Tooth Fairy Do with Our Teeth? from “A Fulfilled Mommy”!
I’m so happy that there is a book that promotes thought-provoking creativity in young children. This is such a special time in children’s lives. I think that readingWhat Does the Tooth Fairy Do With Our Teeth? helped us celebrate that. I also love that I’ll be able to read this book with my younger children when this time comes in their lives. This book really holds a special place in my heart. Click Here for more
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FIVE stars for Soap On A Rope from FOREWORD BOOK REVIEW:
A cute soap story keeps things clean, simple, creative, and fun.
Denise Barry’s picture book Soap on a Rope is a cute story, written in rhyme, in which two children and their dog turn an initially disappointing gift into a fun surprise. The story’s lesson works, as the children learn to feel grateful for the present, and the characters use their creativity in a way that should appeal to clever kids.
The writing is friendly and upbeat, the text has a rhythm that doesn’t feel forced and the illustrations by Andy Boerger are nicely textured, especially the nighttime scenes. -Foreword Reviews
An unexpected gift turns into an afternoon of fun in this imaginative rhyming story by Barry and Boerger (What Does the Tooth Fairy Do with Our Teeth?, 2014).
Abigail is excited to receive a sparkly, beribboned box in the mail. But rather than a toy, she finds she’s been given soap on a rope. “Do I stink?” she asks her brother, Nolan. Though he’s initially unable to keep from teasing her, Nolan eventually convinces her that sometimes the best presents are the ones you don’t expect. “Nothing is ever only one thing,” he explains, and he uses the soap on a rope to create a bubbly slide on the grassy hill near their home. The bubbles magically summon a host of children from around the world to come play, which adds an incongruous bit of the fantastic to an otherwise realistic story about hidden elements of fun inside of everyday objects. Boerger’s whimsical illustrations capture the joy of the afternoon as well as Abigail’s reluctance to accept her gift and her eventual change of heart as she realizes its potential. The attractive, colorful images are a strong part of the book and the rhymes have a Seussian quality… ‘Hey, Nolan, come quick, I have a surprise. / I want you to see this, so open your eyes!’ / Her brother came running, ‘Abby, what could it be? / Do you think it’s a monkey? Let’s open it and see!’
Soap On A Rope delivers a worthy message for young readers: look beyond the primary purpose of an object and find creative ways to play. A well-illustrated book about how shifting one’s perspective can transform the ordinary ~ KIRKUS REVIEWS
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“W3 Sidecar” interviews Denise Barry
“You know the old saying, “sticks and stones will break my bones but words will never hurt me?” Well, I have never believed this. Words can hurt, but they can also heal. They are that powerful. When I write I choose my words the same way I choose a pair of shoes…” See more from the interview