August Book of the Month: Teddy Mars by Molly B Burnham
Ages: 8-12 Synopsis: Teddy Mars is one of 7 children and wants to stand out fro...
Possum is very proud. He has a beautiful tail and loves to talk about it, but he does not realize that when he does this he makes his friends feel bad. Rabbit gets angry and devises a way to make Possum stop bragging. Unfortunately, Rabbit’s way to “fix” the problem is permanent. Possum is left sad, not only because of his new tail, but because of the way he treated his friends. The other animals realize that even though their tails were different from Possum’s amazing tail, they have unique and wondrous tails as well.
This tale was created to teach children right from wrong and how to behave in a fun, memorable and non-threatening way. Lessons that can be discussed with this book:
*proper conflict resolution
What makes this book unique?
The rules have all been broken!
*a picture book, intended for older readers (6-12)
*keepsake: Leather-like cover with gold foil, collectible
*limited copies, all numbered and signed
*51 hidden images throughout the story
*a game is woven into the hidden images (see game)
*fabulous travel book (your child will be “in the book” for hours)
*no answers-it is very challenging (if frustration mounts, get the app, lower age level, readers are led to answers)
“The Possum’s Tale is a delight on many levels. It is a clever story, the rhyming helps early readers to guess the words when they are uncertain, and the beautiful illustrations engage the older students. It is a book for many ages.” -Jeff Becher, 1st grade teacher.
*Faux leather and gold foil cover
*Limited Edition with only 1000 copies, each signed by the author and illustrator
“First I have to thank you for allowing me to have an hour and a half of cuddling and reading time with my 13 year old boys. That doesn’t happen much anymore! They thought the story was cool and finding the pictures was fun!” -Brandi Jex, mother extraordinaire
“I am going to be so excited when we find all of these items and can start the message!” -Logan, 13