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Greta Burroughs loves to read. No matter where she is, there is always a book close at hand. Her love of reading began at an early age and blossomed over time to include many different genres, her favorite now being fantasy.
As a preschool and elementary school teacher, Greta tried to instill the joy of reading in the children she worked with. Books were an important part of her classroom and story time was the highlight of the day.
It has been a while since Greta was in a classroom but she had lots of experience in reading to children of various ages and remembers what they enjoyed listening to. She tries to incorporate that knowledge into her work as an author and believes it makes her a better writer of children's and young adult books.
She now resides in SC with her husband, Robert and two dogs. Greta has six books published at the present time; three children’s books in the Patchwork Dog and Calico Cat series, two MG/YA fantasy entitled Gerald and the Wee People and House on Bo-Kay Lane, and a nonfiction account of her experiences with an autoimmune blood disorder called ITP - Heartaches and Miracles.
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on Oct. 26, 2015 :
A Ghostly Adventure (Patchwork Dog and Calico Cat Book 4) by Greta Burroughs is another fabulous adventure with lovable Patchy and Calico just in time for the Halloween holiday. I adore these precious books that emphasize good manners and good values. Teaching kids that it is okay to be scared at times and there is nothing wrong with being different, among other valuable lessons. Children are sure to love the bright in your face illustrations and the ongoing adventure that this new installment delivers. Patchy and Calico are so likable and relatable even though they are of the dog and cat population.
I love the questions at the end of each chapter which inspire discussions. These books are so helpful and should be read in classrooms or at home for learning and talking about feelings.
All the positive messages are done in a fun, entertaining way that both boys and girls are sure to enjoy. There are moments that are laugh out loud funny and then there are endearing moments that touched me deep down.
Patchy heard footsteps approaching his hiding place. He thought, you can’t see me, I’m hiding. You can’t see me.
“Patchy, I can see you. You’ve gotten too big and fat to fit all the way under the couch.”
Mommy reached down and patted his rear end. “Come on out, little boy. I’ll make a deal with you. If you are a good boy at the vet’s office, we’ll stop off at the park on our way back home. You do like to play in the park, don’t you?”
Calico pranced over and rubbed her nose against Patchy’s back leg. “Come on scaredy dog. I want to go to the park.”
Mommy and Calico won. Patchy could not miss out on the chance to play in the park.
(reviewed the day of purchase)