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March 12, 2016

I WONDER A book for children, parents and other grown ups by Jane Altman

A book for children, parents
and other grown ups
Jane Altman
Illustrated by
Joan Chiverton

(from back of book)

I WONDER entertains and engages the parents who read it, the children to whom it is read and any grownup who looks inside the cover.

This book is a treasure! It is unusual in its endearing and educational verses and illustrations are wonderful and the writings range from heartfelt to very funny.  All in all a must read.

  • Paperback: 54 pages
  • Publisher: Outskirts Press (February 11, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1478765828
  • ISBN-13: 978-1478765820
Jane Altman is an accomplished actress and voice over artist and is a member of Emerging Artists Theatre in New York.  She holds a degree in English from Temple University in Philadelphia and is a member of The Writers Group in New York where I WONDER began. 

 The author has written this book as if it were a poem.  It will probably be recognized since it is similar to "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star". Children will get into the swing of the book in no time. The beginning of each verse is a question about the different animals, such as, "How I wonder little bat, being blind in the dark, how you fly like that."  This allows the children to stop and think about it. The adults can talk about the bat and how it lives with the child.  It's a learning experience. With each verse there is a colorful illustration of the animal. There is a nice little page that has a frame where your child can put his or her own picture.  Very cute. Then there is a magical fantasy story "The Glow-Stones" which allows children to see the magic where adults have a hard time slipping into that fantasy of magic.
In Part Two, there is poetry for the adults.Some are pieces about the future and how the child will feel when certain events happen.Some of the poems are on everyday things such as flowers. Then there is a funny piece which will make you chuckle and think. A wonderful book that is great to bring parent and child together for a reflection of the past and a look into the future. A book that every grown up and child should have on their book shelf to read and re-read.

I received this complimentary copy from the author, Jane Altman in exchange for my unbiased review.  No other compensation took place.

I would give this book 4 STARS.



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