Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Book Nook: Harriet's Big Adventure

Disclosure: I received complimentary products to facilitate this post. All opinions are my own.

Studies show that 26 percent of children who are read to three or four times a week recognize all the letters of the alphabet compared to 14 percent of children who are read to less frequently.
Glenn S. Guiles, an educator for numerous years, has personally witnessed the importance of reading in a child's life and has dedicated his time in retirement to publishing a series of books based on his real-life farm. Because of all the negativity in the world today, Guiles wants to bring the excitement of reading back and expose children to things that are important for them to learn at a young age.

Harriet's Big Adventure  is a simple story about a miniature donkey who goes exploring when Mr. Michael forgets to latch his pen. The illustrations have a whimsical country feel to them, and the story is a sweet tale about making new friends. Kids seem to love stories about animals - it's always a fun way to inspire learning life lessons in a non-threatening way.

Glenn S. Guiles is Professor and Associate Dean Emeritus and former Director of Music Admissions at the State University of New York at Potsdam. He has taught music in the public schools and at the college level in New York, Pennsylvania, Nebraska, Missouri and Virginia. He studied at Ithaca College, Yale University and SUNY Stony Brook. He currently lives on a hobby farm in the Adirondack Park area of Northern New York State.

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