Excellent! The best children book of this genre that I have
had the pleasure to review!
A Monster Named Criney Who Makes Kids Whiney by
Heather Zuckerman can be classified as a juvenile fiction
geared for children aged between three and seven.
Mood-setting bright color full pages greet the reader upon
opening the durable cover. Superb use of rhythmic cadence
and clever design entices the reader to use voice
characterization and promotes interaction with the readers.
Because of these traits, this book would work wonderfully
when read aloud to a group of children.
Whenever Criney stops near a home to rest his weary feet,
the children inside become upset and whine. The story has
Criney 'visit' several homes before a solution is found. I
think it will help children realize how silly and useless their
whining and pouting is. The book goes one step further by
teaching children a tool to conquer those awful feelings and
change their emotions through laughter. Laughter IS the
best medicine after all!
Light-hearted and warm ? this book really had me grinning!
This could be incorporated as an excellent tool that uses
humor to aid parents, educators and anyone else in fields
working with younger children, against the nerve-grating
whining and anger that all children experience.
Author: Heather Zuckerman
Illustrations: Shelly Meridith Delice
Publisher: Merry Lane Press
~ Lillian Brummet - Book Reviewer - Co-author of the book
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Understanding, a collection of poetry.