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Two FREE for Three Days - stellar children's ebooks custom made for the Kindle

JOAN'S eBOOKS LLC, publisher of the Life Skills series of eBooks for children ages 4-8, announced today the successful publication of 25 outstanding titles in the fixed-layout format for the Kindle Fire or select Kindle Readig Apps.

 
 
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PRLog - Oct. 9, 2012 - KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- HANA'S YEAR and THANK YOU MEILING...lovely life lessons for the young reader

HANA'S YEAR

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Fully Illustrated Version

Picture Book for reading with the younger child - ages 3-6

HANA'S YEAR includes all the luminous illustrations just waiting to enchant children of any age, and especially the read-to set.

If the text-only version is better for your needs, then please click on HANA'S YEAR in the Text-Only Version for the serious young reader - ages 6-9.

Happy reading in either Version.

RESISTING PEER PRESSURE

In a timeless corner of Japan, a monkey learns to accept responsibility for her actions.

Hana is one year old-old enough to get into plenty of trouble. Especially when she falls under the bad influence of the mischief-maker Tampopo, whose favorite words are "Follow me!"

Hana follows this rascally leader and her band of little monkeys into one misadventure after another. But when Tampopo leads Hana to betray her new friend, the boy Kenji, Hana decides that she had better learn to rely on her own judgment-even if it means being alone.

Illustrator Itoko Maeno returned to her native Japan to study its remarkable macaque monkeys and to visit its rice fields and rustic farmhouses. She has depicted in brilliant watercolor the peaceful valley where Kenji and his grandmother live and create traditional indigo-dyed kimono cloth and the wild mountainside where Hana plays and learns.

Author Carol Talley's charming and sensitive story begins on this mountainside among the hopeful cherry blossoms of spring and moves through the rambunctious days of summer's bounty and the wistful loneliness of autumn. It ends in the glistening snow with Hana's triumph, when it is her turn to say "Follow me!"

As Hana's seasons unfold, young people learn a valuable lesson about resisting peer pressure and taking responsibility for their own actions. They learn with Hana that everyone makes mistakes and even a monkey may sometimes fall from a tree, but a wise little monkey learns when to say "No!"

A SURPRISE and added bonus is the "Enrichment Information" which includes lots of facts about Japanese Folk Textiles on such topics as weaving, hemp spinning, dyeing, stenciling, indigo dye and kimono making. This is fascinating detail that did not make it into the story itself, but is very rich in colorful descriptions of Japanese culture and daily life.

A second big plus is the "Letter to Parents and Educators" which includes many relevant questions and comments to facilitate conversation with the young reader about the message of the story - resisting peer pressure. So even though on the surface, this is just an engaging story for children, it is also truly helpful in a real
way.


THANK YOU, MEILING

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Fully Illustrated Version

Picture Book for reading with the younger child - ages 3-6

THANK YOU, MEILING includes all the luminous illustrations just waiting to enchant children of any age, and especially the read-to set.

If the text-only version is better for your needs, then please click on THANK YOU, MEILING in the Text-Only Version for the serious young reader - ages 6-9.

Happy reading in either Version.

THANK YOU, MEILING will help promote courtesy in young readers' daily lives as well as introduce them to Chinese culture.

COURTESY - THINKING OF OTHERS

Visit a Chinese village for lessons in common courtesy.

On the fifteenth day of the eighth lunar month, the Song household will celebrate the Chinese Moon Festival. In preparation for this event, the boy Song Hai sets off on a shopping expedition, accompanied by an ill-mannered duck named Meiling. So begins this story of far-away customs and everyday courtesy.

Song Hai and Meiling visit the bustling town market where eager shoppers buy paper lanterns, fat mooncakes, and baskets of melons, crab apples, grapes, and other fruits that are as round as the big harvest moon.

Meiling learns all about the coming Moon Festival as she follows Song Hai on his special errands. But more important, she learns a thing or two about common courtesy-waiting her turn, saying "please" and "thank you," helping others, and sharing.

Author Linda Talley's whimsical story is illustrated by award-winning artist Itoko Maeno whose vivid watercolors capture the sights of a small town in southeast China-the narrow residential lanes, the marketplace with its colorful stalls, and the tidy courtyard where Song Hai and his family celebrate the Moon Festival.

As the luminous full moon rises high into the sky on this special night, Meiling enjoys her own festival treat, but not before demonstrating that she has learned her lessons in courtesy. She has learned to "stop and think of others."

A SURPRISE and added bonus is the "Enrichment Information" which includes lots of facts about The People's Republic of China, Chinese Writing and Language, Chinese Names, as well as the Moon Festival, Phases of the Moon, Inhabitants of the Chinese Moon, and best of all, Mooncakes! This is fascinating detail that did not make it into the story itself, but is very rich in interesting description.

A second big plus is the "Letter to Parents and Educators" which includes many relevant questions and comments to facilitate conversation with young readers about the message of the story...the importance of courtesy to others.

So even though on the surface this is just an engaging story for children, it is also truly helpful in a real way.

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