Come and join me as I talk with author Maggie Pajak on Stories From Unknown Authors about her book Jellybeans Morning, Noon and Night on http://blogtalkradio.com/storiesfromunknownauthors @ 7 pm EST today.
Hardcover: 50 pages
Publisher: Pinwheel Publishing LLC (December 1, 2011)
Author Maggie Pajak is a mother of two and resides with her husband Chris in Glassboro, NJ. Professionally she is a marketing director for a magazine publishing company based in Philadelphia, PA. When her husband was deployed by the U.S. Army to Iraq in 2004, she was on full-time night-night story duty. It was during this time that she came up with this silly story about a boy and his love for jellybeans. After her husband came home and several years (and a son) later, the story evolved to include both her boys and her niece Alyssa, who she and her husband help raise.
This story is an interesting version of teaching children that too much sweets can make you sick. This story is told in a simple and fun way without preaching to the reader about not eating too much sweets and any other kind of food that is bad for you. The author takes a different and more subtle approach where the children find out in their own way really without the mother saying anything at all, though her actions is what speaks the loudest. She goes along with their plan only to fulfill her own. Very clever! Children between the ages of 4-8 will adore the illustrations while learning a valuable lesson of moderation.