Thursday, May 2, 2013

Interview for The Treasure Bed by Pamela June Cohen

Come and join me as I talk with author Pamela June Cohen for her picture book The Treasure Bed on Stories From Unknown Authors @ 1 pm EST.

  • Paperback: 28 pages
  • Publisher: Mirror Publishing (October 18, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1612250246
  • ISBN-13: 978-1612250243

  • Summary:

    For ages 3-9... Samantha's eagerly awaited shopping day with her mom for a beautiful, shiny, new bed was filled with surprises. It began when her mom discovered a potential treasure while Samantha saw only the " dirtiest, rustiest, rattiest, tattiest, yuckiest, ookiest, ickiest," old bed. Ultimately, Samantha and her best friend, Jaime, saw not only the beauty in their beds, or in the room which looked like something out of Samantha's favorite picture book, or in the mom and dad who worked so hard, they saw also the beauty in themselves through their own re-discovered treasure.


    This story is simply told about a child who wants a new bed but becomes disappointed when her mother finds a bed at a second hand store instead of buying it at a furniture store where she had seen the most loveliest of beds. No matter how much the mother tries to explain her ideas to her daughter, she refuses to see the vision she holds in her mind for the bed, and in so doing, might miss out on something very special.

    The Treasure Bed teaches children to look beyond what they see and to dig deeper. A tarnished bed may appear ugly on the outside but with a little bit of work and some creativity, beauty can be found very easily. Many things are not what they seem, people and items can hide their true beauty, but for one that looks deep enough they will be rewarded. This story has a subtle message, but one that is very important to all readers. Young children will love the colorful illustrations while learning a valuable lesson.


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