Caylee Anthony

Caylee Anthony

Friday, November 24, 2017

Mama Graciela's Secret Book Review

Hi ya'll today I want to share my review for a great children's book I recently had the privilege to read. It's called Mama Graciela's Secret by Mayra Clavani.

MamA GracIela's TENDER, CRUNCHY, SPICY bacalaItos fritos are the best in town...

Local customers (including stray cats!) come from all over the island to enjoy her secret recipe. But when the Inspector discovers that MamA secretly caters to so many cats and he threatens to close her tiny restaurant, MamA must come up with a plan to save it--and all of the animals she loves.

And her's my review:

A wonderful book that children will love! Mama Graciela's Secret is a great book for parents who enjoy reading to their child. It will be an instant classic to any child who reads it. Introduce your child to Mama Graciela. They won't be disappointed. and neither will you!!! I'm not a parent, just a lover of children's books and a proud Auntie! I would read this book over and over to any of the children in my life.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Writing Workshop 2017 Part 2

Hi all!!! Today I will be sharing with you what we learned at the recent writing workshop I attended from Author Kirk Judd.  Kirk  is a co-editor of the book "Wild Sweet Notes 50 Years of West Virginia Poetry. We read that book for my book discussion group a couple years ago and I really enjoyed it. As you can probably tell, Kirk Judd taught us about Poetry. Here are his poetry tips.

Write from the rhythm, or sound of the poem.

Poetry is what you see and hear around you. It's what you experience.

Use metaphors- use one thing to represent another.

The job of a poet is to notice things.

Learn to observe the ordinary and make it extraordinary.

Kirk Judd also taught us a way of coming up with our own metaphors.

Make three separate columns down a piece of paper. Make a list of adjectives in the first row.(hard, soft, etc.)  In the second row make a list of concrete nouns (table, chair, etc.) And in the third row make a list of abstract nouns (love, hate, etc.) Write on the bottom of the paper The __________ ____________ of ____________.
Take a adjective and place it in the first blank, a concrete noun in the second blank, and an absrtact noun in the third blank. You can mix them up and use them however you want.

Hope ya'll enjoyed this tips. Until next time... Later Days!!!!

My favorite books

  • Rebels At The Gate
  • The Father Factor
  • Jacob's Girls
  • James Patterson's Books
  • A Seperate Peace
  • The Pearl
  • A Christmas Carol
  • The Hunt For Hawke's Daughter
  • Charlotte's Web
  • A Child Called "IT"
  • Sugar Baby

My Favorite Authors

  • Janie King Crouch
  • Elizabeth Heiter
  • Lynn Rush
  • Kelly Hashway
  • Langston Hughes
  • John Knowles
  • John Stienbeck
  • Charles Dickens
  • Max Lucado
  • James Patterson
  • Jean Barrett
  • Karen Young

My Favorite Movies

  • Kickin It Old Skool
  • Meet The Robinsons
  • My Girl
  • 30 Days of Night
  • Free Willy
  • Beauty and the Beast