Becky is a teacher who loves working with children because of the special way they view the world. She incorporates many of the aspects of her experiences with young children and finds our how wonderful it is to keep a childhood innocence when writing about them. "Snake Holes" evolved from looking at the world through a child's eyes.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Jane Eyre - I love the drama and the romance The Rag Coat - the way the family and community pull together and the way the children learn to appreciate the coat The Girl by Catherine Cookson - Cookson writes so clearly about this time in history in England Tommie De Paola's fairy tales - one of my favorites to read to my students The Little Prince - it reminds me of my son Gabriel
on June 25, 2014
After reading "Broken" a second time, I realized Jessica Schmeidler has written a haunting tale of revenge and forgiveness wrapped up in a tangle of emotions. Her descriptions are clear and concise leaving the reader breathless after each sentence. Excellent writer, I would like to see more of her writing.
Shape Treasure Hunt
on Sep. 20, 2014
The concept of this book is a good one. Doing a scavenger hunt using shapes is appropriate for this age group. However, the beginning readers are learning basic two-dimensional shapes (squares, triangles, rectangles, circles, ovals etc.) So, using three dimensional shapes might be difficult for beginning readers. Good luck with your writing!