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By Melissa E. Herrera, for The Children’s Book Review
Published: January 5, 2012

My Hunting Adventures, “The Mysterious Stump” is a story of a young boy, Tommy who travels on his first hunting trip with his family.  Tommy helps in the preparation of their long trip by helping his family load all the supplies needed to stay many nights in the forest in their camping trailer.  Before the family arrives at the camping spot, Tommy experiences firsthand the enormously large Northern New Mexico Wilderness Mountains.  The realness of these mountains sets quickly in Tommy’s mind as they drive up the steep dirt roads cutting in-between trees and alongside cliffs to their camping spot.

By Nina Schuyler, The Children’s Book Review
Published: January 2, 2012

You don’t have to be a poet to know the fun of rhyme and rhythm. Nursery rhymes tap into this good time, which may, in part, explain their longevity. We like sounds that “strike and chime and slide by each other,” writes poet Frances Mayes. “We respond to the here-it-comes again refrain.” Rhyme and repetition also stamp something into memory.

When a poet friend of mine heard I had a newborn, he said, “They’re little sponges. Why not read poems to him? The ear loves good rhythm and rhyme.”

By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: January 1, 2012

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