Book Review and Giveaway: Almost Zero. Ends Oct 20th
Nikki Grimes NewYork Times Bestselling Author
Dyamonde really wants red high-top sneakers. In fact, she wants them so badly that she demands that her mother buy them for her. But her mother is not amused and she decides to teach Dyamonde a lesson by leaving her with almost zero ward-robe choices. Dyamonde is steaming mad until she finds out one of her friends has things much worse, and them she’ determined to do whatever she can
My Review: While hanging out with her friends at school one morning, Dyamonde saw Tameeka wearing a new pair of high-top sneakers. She asked if they came in red as it was her favorite color. When Tameeka told her yes and where she bought it, Dyamonde knew they were expensive. But Tameeka told Dyamonde to simply tell her mother that she needs the sneakers and that it is her job to buy her what she needs. Dyamonde did just that she demanded her mother buy her new sneakers.
When she came home from school the next day she was shock to find out that her house has been robbed. Only for her mother to inform her that wasn’t true that she packed up her things and took them away and since she is the mother she will provide Dyamonde what she needs. Dyamonde’s mother decided to give her one pair of pajamas, a set of underwear, one pair of shippers and a pair of pajamas. That’s all the clothes her mom said she needed. When her friend Isabel’s house burned down Dyamonde wanted to help her by donating some of her clothes to her.
What a great book by Award-winning author Nikki Grimes, teaching children about the difference value between wants and needs, about selfless giving and helping others in need. Well written chapter book with pencil-like illustrations. I highly recommend this book.
FTC Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion in any way.
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My name is Ella Johnson. I started Mymcbooks to promote reading. As a former teacher, I know that making basic education fundamentals interesting to children can be challenging. Education can be fun, exciting and captivating for children with the right learning tools. So my goal is to “make learning interesting and fun” for the children while they learn, by introducing them to fun books with colorful and captivating illustrations.
In 2009, I start the giveaway program giving away free school supplies at random to 2 winners each year. I also started a monthly free giveaways for books and gifts.
August 2010, I extended the free school supplies from 2 to 5 winners at random on my blog and also give away 20 bags full of school supplies to familes in need at Chick-fil-A in Brandon, Florida during their family nights. And in 2012, I beat my that number and gave away a lot of school supplies to needy families. Hopefully, I can continue to do this each year.
In 2011, I started writing reviews on children’s books then giving these books away free on Mymcbooks Blog. I increase the number of books we giveaway free to help support parent. My goal is to give away as many as I can each year. This is also a great way to introduce parents to new books.
Mymcbooks blog is always looking for other ways to give kids free books. So I started Mymcbooks Birthday Library http://mymcbooksbirthdaylibrary.wordpress.com/
My goal is to giveaway at least 300 books to children each year.
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Read Interview about Ella Johnson, http://melangeofcultures.wordpress.com/2011/07/31/interview-with-ella-johnson-founder-of-memorable-children-books-gifts/ Interviewer: Nicole Weaver
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