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July 31, 2017

OH SUSANNAH: Things That Go Bump

Things That Go Bump
An Oh Susannah Story
Carole P. Roman
Illustrated by: Mateya Arkovo 

 Oh Susannah: Things That Go Bump: An Oh Susannah Story by [Roman, Carole P., Arkova, Mateya]
Susannah Maya Logan is not having a good day.. She doesn't want to go to her best friend, Lola's sleepover. Susannah thinks the house is big and spooky, not to mention the ghost that is said to live there. Lola's big brother, Kai, loves to tease Susannah with scary stories.

Throughout her day she sees people deal with things that scare them. Her sight impaired friend, Macy is terrified of unicorns, of all things. She sees a boy at a party who's frightened of clowns. Her teacher is afraid of getting a cold. Susannah realizes everybody is scared of  something.She wishes she was more like Lola, who is not afraid of anything, or so it seems.

Susannah discovers people have different ideas of what is scary and what is not, and only they can determine the difference.

Join Susannah as she learns to confront her fears and not let her imagination prevent her from having fun.

Carole P. RomanMS. ROMAN

Carole P. Roman is the award-winning author of over fifty children's books. Whether it's pirates, princesses, or discovering the world around us, her books have enchanted educators, parents, and her diverse audience of children. She hosts two blog radio programs and is one of the founders of a new magazine, Indie Author's Monthly. She's been interviewed twice by Forbes Magazine. Carole has co-authored a self-help book, Navigating Indieworld: A Beginners Guide to Self-Publishing and Marketing. Oh Susannah is her first Early Reader Chapter book series. She lives on Long Island with her husband and near her children and grandchildren.   Ms. Roman's site: CLICK HERE

Everyone has fears, adults and children alike.  But for children, sometimes those fears can be actually terrifying.  Ms. Roman always has a lesson that can be learned from her children's books.  This book has one too.  Learning to figure out what is scary to you.  Everyone things differently about what is scary.  It's what is scary to you that matters. Susannah sees people everyday who are scared of different things.  She even thinks her best friend isn't afraid of anything, but she soon finds out that everyone has something that frightens them.  We, just like Susannah must learn what is it that we are scared of, learn to face that fear and  learn not to let our imaginations make it worse than it really is. Sometimes our imaginations work over time and things get blown out of proportion.   If we face our fears, they may not be as scary as we think. Learning to face our fears, just like Susannah isn't easy sometimes.  Children need a little guidance and understanding about what they are afraid of.  They need a chance to talk about their fears and they need help with dealing with them.  SO if you know a little person who is afraid of the dark, thunder storms or anything,  talk to them and try to help them realize, it's not always so scary. When they see their fears as being not so scary and begin to face them, life becomes a more happy and secure place for them.  I like the fact that Ms. Roman writes these books for children, but the lessons can also apply to adults.  There is so much turmoil and "scary" things in this world that children need to know that everything isn't as scary as it seems.  I also liked the using of a disability to show that everyone has fears and sometimes we need to look at what others are afraid of too.  Not only see their fears as being real but try to help them overcome those fears.
I received a copy of this book from the author, Carole P. Roman and voluntarily decided to review it.

I would give this book 5 STARS. 


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