Sunday, August 22, 2010

Book Review - Remembering When I was Young by Carole Carson

Title: Remembering When I was Young
Author: Carole Carson – Illustrated by Peggy Kenfield
Genre: Children’s

Challenges: PB & J Challenge, 101 Books in 1001 Days Challenge, Read and Review Challenge 2010, Read Your Own Books 2010, TBR Challenge 2010, Reading From My Shelves Project 2010, Young Readers Reading Challenge 2010, 100 + Reading Challenge, Pages Read 2010, A to Z challenge

Rating: 4/5
No. of Pages: 64
Published: 2006

Inside Cover: What if….

Carole Believes that stretching a child’s imagination is as important as learning to read and write.

Remembering When I was Young opens young minds to wonderful world of unlimited possibilities, while also providing a loving way for grownups to connect with the heart and soul of a child.

What will your child remember about you when all the toys have been put away?

Mine: What a wonderfully illustrated book to spark the imagination. Although the book is making a child think about things differently. “The Sun was bright purple, The Moon hot pink, Flowers grew up colored black.”

There is a companion coloring book that goes with the book for children to cover, but the best part is that the grownup can tell the child about themselves at their age and older. You can tell you grandchild, nieces or nephews about your family, friends, growing up, playing, and milestones.

“Did you ever have a pet? What was your pet’s name? Did you ever cook? What did you like to make? What games did you play with your friends? When did you first have a car of your own? Did you ever splash through puddles? What did you do over summer vacation? What did you want to be when you grew up?

This is a great way to start a conversation and get a child to find out things were not that much different when the grownup was young.

1 comment:

  1. What a lovely review. You captured my two intents--to spark a child's imagination and to invite meaningful dialogue between adults and children. Thank you.

    Carole Carson


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