Happy Friday Supporters,
Several exciting things have been going on in my life. I am working on several new workbooks and picture books; learning a lot as I review other people’s books and learning more and more about blogging. One thing that I have learned about blogging is the importance of being consistent. One way bloggers are attempting to be consistent is by Blogging Through The Alphabet from Marcy @ BenandMe.com. Since, I don’t have enough on my plate, I decided to join in. So for the next 26 weeks, I will be blogging through the ABCs once a week starting with the letter “A” and going through to “Z.”
Encase you are wondering about a theme, I decided to blog about publishing a book. I am planning on taking you through the steps I take to publish each of my books starting next week. So if you are interested in publishing a book, start thinking about ideas and lets publish a book together in the next 26 weeks or less.
My current Amazon Reviewer Ranking is 56,120 (down about 10,000 points since last month). In addition, I have reviewed six books in April for a total of 30 books. If you have a book or a product that you are interested in me reviewing please check my reviewer guidelines.
As you may recall from last month, I decided to spotlight one book a month. The best book I have reviewed in the last month. So drum roll please.... The honor for the April 2014 Book of the Month Pick by Corine is......
But It’s Just A Game and Author Julie Cook
About the Book: Meet Jasper! A young boy who is totally absorbed with playing video games… "With my game controller in my hands, I'm the boss of my whole world! I can be who I want and do as I please. I can get the highest score. I get all the chances that I need. If I make a mistake it's ok. Everyone thinks I'm 'it on a stick!' And the bad stuff all goes away." Video game addiction is on the rise, but it can be prevented. This creative story book teaches both kids and adults how to switch out their game controller for a "life controller." Video gaming is becoming a part of our culture, and we must be strategic in creating a healthy gaming balance.
My Review: As a clinical psychologist, I love when I find a kid’s book that deals with a grown-up subject in a kid friendly way. In But It’s Just a Game, Author Julia Cook, deals with addiction/game addiction in a way kids can relate. I am using this book to help kids recognize how games/the internet can be addictive and how to set appropriately limits with games/the internet. This book ends with tips for parents and educators regarding games/the internet. The illustrations are engaging and colorful, and the main character, Jasper, is likable and relatable.
You can order But It's Just A Game from Amazon for about $8.95.
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Until next time, please pray for me as I pray for you
5/2/2014 01:01:17 pm
Corine, this books sounds really great. And I love your 26 week blogging through the alphabet. It will be fun to see where that takes you. blessings, Amy
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