- File Size: 4871 KB
- Print Length: 27 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Tzameret Books Ltd (December 20, 2017)
- Publication Date: December 20, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B078JJWXBM
- Text-to-Speech: Not enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
Amazon Best Sellers Rank:
#825,261 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
- #254 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Children's eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Nursery Rhymes
- #570 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Children's eBooks > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Family Life > Parents
- #617 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Children's eBooks > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Family Life > New Experiences
Children's book: Laughing eyes: Fun rhyming poems for parents and children about everyday life with beautiful illustrations Kindle Edition
|Length: 27 pages||Age Level: 2 - 7||Grade Level: K - 2|
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This was going to be a four-star rating. I'm not crazy about poetry. And there wasn't text-to-speech or a way to make the text part larger. But I managed. I turned the Kindle sideways just to make it bigger for my eyes.
The illustrations were amazing. That alone should have rated the five stars. It made me want to get out my crayons or pencils and start drawing. I think it would affect a child like that, too.
Let's not forget the lessons taught in the poems. I love parenting styles that allow a child to learn through their own experiences rather than being forced by the parent to do what they say. The parent lets the child go out in socks rather than wear shoes in the rain. And the rhyming story tells how the child feels about cold, soggy feet.
What put me over to the five stars is that this ought to be several books. I'd love to see some of the stories get their own books. So not only would it take several nights to get through the book but the child could go on and read each one of the over and over.
And what I always love in books is the conversational starters. There are so many in this book. What lessons did we learn? What should the child do? What can his parents do? Why do you suppose the child felt like that? This book brought to mind many talks my kids and I had. And I always made sure they heard the illustrator's names and the author's names so they would see what imagination and creativity could bring to a world.
Thank you, Haya Magner, for letting me read your charmer!
A fine example of Haya’s gifts as a poet of sensitivity follows:
THE TEAR MARKET
Bar and Ido are devoted sister and brother
But sometimes they weep and fight with each other.
Bar’s cries with tears of pearls
And Ido cries silently to avoid quarrels.
Mother tries to calm them down,
By telling them about the tear market in town
A story about teardrops like dew,
Offered in the market for me and for you.
And smiling tears.
And in the meantime:
The tears dry, As time goes by.
“The market is closed,
the traders gone away”
And Ido adds:
“But it will reopen again
the next day.”
Haya closes her tender little book with the following:
THE POWER OF A SMILE
Sometimes I get up on the bed’s wrong side
This grayish day nothing comes to mind
When that happens I don’t stay down,
I pull out my smile and drop the frown.
When people see my smile their eyes light up with a spark,
They are quick to smile right back.
This is the power a smile holds; a moment ago I wanted to cry,
But soon I forgot and there is a twinkle in my eye.
Gentle, simple excursions into the feelings important to both children and adults – this is a delightfully illustrated set of memorable poems that enhance the view f the world. Welcome to poetry, Haya Magner! Grady Harp, January 18
The appreciation of both poetry and illustration is of course very subjective. I appreciate a clear meter, solid rhymes, and handmade illustrations.
Haya Magner's poetry takes some liberty both with meter and with rhyme. The example poem in the book description shows the variation in meter, particularly between lines three and four and between lines five and six. A fellow reviewer quotes a poem that shows a rhyme between "pearls" and "quarrels" in lines three and four. These irregularities bother me, and detract from my reading pleasure. The content is generally focused on familial relationships and positive in outlook, which I do appreciate.
Miri Peli's illustrations are a revelation. They exhibit a childlike quality without being childish or amateurish. Instead, they complement and enhance the poetic content to great effect.
In conclusion, I believe that Haya Magner provides a good sample of her book to allow potential readers to assess it fairly. If you like what you see here, you'll like the book. If you have reservations about what you see here, you will probably gain limited enjoyment from Ms Magner's book.
I commend Ms Magner for her debut and am grateful to have received a free copy in exchange for an unbiased review.
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