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My Mommy (Holiday) Paperback – March 13, 2014
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About the Author
Renee Robinson studied writing and communications. She writes fiction, thriller, memoirs, and poetry. She has also created a series of children books. 6 years ago, she received the horrifying diagnosis of colon cancer. Only halfway through her first round of chemotherapy, she lost her job as she was no longer able to work fulltime due to becoming too ill to return. Instead of laying around feeling sorry for herself, Renee used this opportunity to write and to be published. She began with publishing a series of poetry books while working on a her biography about family, life and cancer.
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But Renee's surprised me. My newest niece has just arrived a few weeks ago and I was put in charge of the older ones. :)
I bought the first of Renee's book and they loved it. So I bought all of them for each one of them because her stories are funny and talk about "awkward" and/or loving moments.
To be clearer, her books reminded me of Andersen's tale: "The Emperor's New Clothes". Not because she writes about adults, but because she writes about those exact moments children sputter that the emperor is naked(!) when everyone is pretending to be watching the spectacular parade of his new clothes. And she does it from the children's POV, which is even better!!
The way she deals with those things children found funny or "different" in older people is just special and could only have come from a gentle, creative and sensitive mind.
Her writing has a brush of poetry, which make the words sing out of the page and keep the small ones curious of the next rhyme. It's simple enough for them to grasp the message and meanings at the same time, and yet, it's beautiful and singular and it keeps the adults tuned to the story, which is very important, imo. It also reminds the grown ones of those very moments - strange, different and yet cherished, because they will stay with us forever.
And last, but not least, in the end of each book, there are "chapters" - images, in fact - added that allows children to interact with Renee's characters and develop new, creative stories based on what they have heard (or read) and experience.
graphics to tell the story tie it together very well. Robinson can certainly write for children and her style is amazing.
My favorite line is "So, I do not bite her but I sure do glare. I don't like it when I have to share." (Woozie speaks
about her cousin). I will recommend this book to anyone who has small children, but even my teens laughed when I showed it
The figures ready to color in the back of each of her books are a nice touch.