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Sunday, June 2, 2019

The Magic Cookie by Gloreen Burke

   While visiting Grandma, Jake helps her make cookies.  Jake watched his grandmother add the ingredients to a big bowl. He noticed she put in something different. Jake asked about the special ingredient but Grandma didn't say anything. When the cookies were baked, Jake sat down to enjoy them.. It was then something happened. He looked around but things looked different. Where was he?

    Oh my, this is such a clever tale. Your young ones will be begging to hear this one over and over. They may even want to bake cookies.  This book is an adventure and it will definitely have your youngsters imagination working over time.  The characters are relate-able. The plot easy to follow and it allows your child to expand the story on their own. This should be in your child's library.

     I did find one issue. I wish it had been longer. *smile*

     I gave this one 5 cheers out of 5 because it's a hit.


Meet the Cousins by Gloreen Burke

     Can there be anyone closer than a relative? This story proves the answer is yes. These five women become best friends in childhood.  They each have their own hopes and dreams for the future.  They encourage each other as they work toward their own goals. What happens  when life pulls them in different directions?

     This touching story will remind you of family members you were close to during childhood.  It's a story of strength and courage. The young women in this book are remarkable. I found them to be perfect role models  for young girls today.

     I did find some issues. This book reads awkwardly. It has a jerky, stop and start kind of read to it. This book also contains two books. It should have been divided as such to make the reading easier. The beginning needs a little more substance. It feels "watered down".  It's as though part of the story is missing. This book is definitely for teens.

     I gave this one 4 cheers out of 5 because what of the story contained in the book is worth reading.