A SIMPLER TIME by LAURA W ECKROAT. (Illustrated by Greg White.)
BACK COVER BLURB: Oversaturated with the latest video games and iPhone apps, does anyone slow down to remember A Simpler Time?
Join A.J. as she discovers a summer of fun with her mom, finding animals in the clouds, and a trek to find the perfect four-leaf clover!
FIRST SENTENCE: The doors flew open at the Grattan Street Elementary School, and it now was officially summer.
MEMORABLE MOMENT: After a few minutes, they sat down, and Mom showed A.J. how to tie the flowers together by their flexible stems. Mom ad A.J. had created beautiful clover bracelets.
SOURCE: A FaceBook win.
MY THOUGHTS: Lovely, simply lovely. It isn't often that I've come across such a simple and yet sweet story. And yet not just a sweet read, A Simpler Time has a wonderful message at its heart which sees a young girl share in the simple things in life such as cloud watching with her mom.
Transported back to my own childhood spent making daisy chains. It is these simple pleasures that I remember. Simple pleasures that I fear many of today's generation miss out on.
Perfect bedtime reading. At twenty four pages, many of them sweet fully coloured illustrations, this is just the right length to read in one sitting and should make for sweet dreams ... and not just for the children.