Can A Princess Be a Firefighter: Carole P. Roman
Can a princess be a firefighter? That question is answered within the pages of this story told in rhyme by author Carole P. Roman and illustrated by Mateya Arkova. The colorful illustrations bring the story to life as one little girl decides whether all the crowns and jewels in the world can make her anything she wants to be and more. With a smart mother she learns that she can be anything, anywhere and anyplace. That is truly exciting! Thinking about all of the options she hones in dentist, danger and even reporter. What about painter, mime or accountant the possibilities are limitless, as you will learn. Thinking that she wants to do all of those things she has to find out if she can do them and still be a princess and wear her special fairy wings.
Some girls might even want to be construction workers or sculptors and maybe even an explorer. Can you think of something you might want to be? You can do anything you want and be anything you want if you try hard and pursue your dreams and goals. You just might be the President of the United States or even a Supreme Court justice or maybe join the navy. How about going to outer space and becoming an astronaut how cool is that! There are so many things you can be and limitless opportunities to explore. The best part is that you can change your mind, try new things and dream your dreams because you are smart and can do anything. The grownup talking or narrating tells all children that when you decide on a job you should really love it and enjoy doing it. You can change you mind along the way and you can learn that you can do whatever you want as long as you know: “that in my heart, you will always be a princess to me.” Can a Princess be a Firefighter? Read this colorful book and find out and decide for yourself: Can you be anything you want to be and what would you like to be.
For parents, teachers and guidance counselors to encourage and teach children that the sky is the limit and they can be and do anything this book is a great resource.
Fran Lewis: Just reviews/MJ Magazine
Rocket-Bye: Carole P. Roman
Illustrated by Mateya Arkova
Want to explore outer space and learn about space travel join these explorers on their trip, get on board their rocket ship and head for the moon. The moon glows brightly and shines in the night sky. They hold on to their rocket ship and see the moon and the stars as they travel by. Looking down you can see the cites and towns getting smaller and then you see the amazing Milky Way coming your way. Pretending to be pirates on clouds finding sparkling treasures up above and they begin to wonder about things and imagine the great beyond. My favorite and theirs too are the constellations and the fantastic patterns they form. They call it the “Crazy quilt of a universe,” which is like a huge blanket in the sky. What would a trip to outer space be without the planets and Mercury is first and then Venus followed by our Earth and my favorite the red planet Mars. Check out the constellations and the patterns they form as they come to Jupiter and ride the rings of Saturn. That looks like fun. Space is silent and quite as they come past Uranus and then Neptune. Exploring the galaxies, looking at each in wonder and then find out where they wind up at the end. The colorful illustrations bring the story to light and the rhyming verse will keep young readers interested and hopefully wanting to learn more about the planets and outer space. So, get your spacesuit ready, hope on the rocket ship and take a ride with the young kids on and say Rocket-Bye!
Great resource for parents, teachers, science teachers and older children to read to young sisters and brothers.
Fran Lewis: Just reviews/MJ Magazine