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A Simpler Time Perfect Paperback – May 11, 2010
From the Back Cover
In this technological frenzy we call life, often, the simple times are taken for granted. Laura Eckroat reminds children of all ages that nature can be as interesting as iPods and computers.
-- Ted Kerasote, Author - Merle's Door: Lessons from a Freethinking Dog
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A.J. has no idea what she could possibly write about her boring life.
One day her mother takes her on an adventure away from home. Their first task was to find a four-leaf clover. How lucky; A.J. finds one. She takes it home and uses it as part of her writing assignment.
The next day they're off again for another adventure, however, this time they didn't get in the car to go somewhere. "How can the backyard be the spot for this next adventure?" is what A.J. asks.
They look up at the sky and discover all sorts of things in the cloud shapes. They see a rabbit, boat, and even a candy cane.
What they do next and where they go is something you'll have to find out for yourself. You may want to buy a hardcover version of this book for your bookshelf as the illustrations are marvellous.
We're sure you'll love other books written by Laura W. Eckroat titled, Went Out For a Donut - Came Back With a Muffin, What's In The Corner, and The Life of Bud.
In the era of computer technology, it is very refreshing to take a moment to recall some of these simpler activities. They bring back some found memories that I engaged in with my own children. The impetus in this children's book is to focus on summer activities that are creative, fun, and inexpensive. What a great way, for not only A.J. to spend her summer vacation...but for all young children to enjoy by engaging in some of these great ideas. Good stuff!
Inspirational Author & Book Reviewer ~ Dolores Ayotte
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WE loved this book as a family and immediately would've gone outside to do some of these things if it hadn't been so hot this summer. It reminds you to appreciate God's creation, even the things we take for granted.
-Virginia Wright, Author
Elaine Littau, author of Nan's Journey
While this is a children's book, I think adults can learn a valuable lesson from it as well. We all need to slow down and learn to appreciate the small things that we pass up everyday because we're too busy checking our email on our Blackberrys as we run to wherever we're supposed to be. I really think every kid out there should read this...maybe they'll turn the video games off for once.
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