Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Book Spotlight: Squishy Face and the Moon by Jennifer Oneal Gunn

Squishy Face and the Moon
SYNOPSIS
Squishy face is a little girl in a big world, which often frightens her. Luckily, she has Big Mama to guide her and show her the way. In this book, Big Mama teaches little Squishy Face about the moon.


PURCHASE

The Author

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Jennifer Oneal Gunn Was Born January 2, 1979 In Carthage, Missouri, To Parents Who Would End Up The Parents Of Three Children. At An Early Age, She Started Learning And Knowing Her Imagination. It Was Evident, There Was Always Something Inside Her, Waiting To Get Out. Today, A Single Mother Of Two, Jennifer Writes In A Plethora Of Different Genres; From Nightmare-Inducing Horror To Feminine Poetry. She's Studied The Art Of Writing Since She Was Fourteen. She Also Uses Her Passion For Reading In Her Career As A Freelance Editor, Formatter, And Cover Art Designer. Recently, Jennifer Has Also Given Way To Her Artistic Side. She Illustrates Children’s Books Sometimes, Too.

Her Titles Include Mystik LegendsDevil's In The Details- RebootFire, Ice & Blood-The Story Of Jake And Holly Book 1(Revenging The Evil Series)The Heart Of A Woman(Poetry), Squishy Face And The Moon (Children’s) And Some Free Reads On Her Website.

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Lynda's Review: 



Being able to teach and entertain at the same time is primary for a children's book in my opinion. While fiction has its place, books that are based on life experiences of children, the world they inhabit, and their family environments are most appreciated by parents and grandparents. In this story, author Jennifer Oneal Gunn incorporates all three elements. The truth is always the best antidote for fear and is well used in the story plot. I appreciated that the parent in this story chose to use facts and truth to teach and console her child, leaving the child with an awe inspiring look at the science that makes up her world. The illustrations are basic, but from the viewpoint of a child, I think they will work quite well. After all, a child doesn't appreciate the difference between stick people and fine art, they just like what they can understand and relate to. I'd recommend this to any parent who likes to teach while spending some quality time reading to their child. Homeschooling parents would also find this book useful.



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