PUBLISHED BY: CreateSpace
PUBLISHED IN: April 2010
Reviewed by Billy Burgess
A young child is the narrator in That Mama is a Grouch. The child wants to play, cook, and make beautiful art on the wall. No matter what the child does, mama complains about the cluttered toys on the floor and the mess in the kitchen.
The child tells the mama that kids just want to have fun. The child doesn’t understand why mama gets upset. The mama explains to the child the "Do’s and Don'ts" of the household. The child agrees to clean up the toys and the mess.
Who doesn’t remember their parents getting upset over the messy bedroom or the toys in the living room? Sherry Ellis has written a charming tale about a child who doesn’t understand the right and wrong of the household. The child learns a lesson in responsibility. The illustrations are colorful. I like the addition of the mouse in the background of the pictures. I recommend That Mama is Grouch to children and adults.
*I would like to thank the author for sending me a copy to review.
About Sherry Ellis
Sherry Ellis is a freelance writer who writes articles for parenting magazines and children’s publications. Her first book, That Baby Woke Me Up, AGAIN, was published in 2005. Her second, That Mama is a Grouch, was published in May of 2010. It was honored as a finalist in the Parenting/Family category of the 2010 USA Book News Awards.
Sherry is also a professional musician who plays and teaches violin, viola, and piano. Ms. Ellis lives in Loveland, Ohio with her husband and two children.
Here are some fun sites about the author:
http://www.sherryellisbooks.com/ and http://www.sherryellis.org/
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