Oh Susannah: It’s in the Bag Blog Tour: Review & Prize Pack Giveaway #OhSusannahStory
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Oh Susannah: It’s in the Bag Blog Tour: Review & Prize Pack Giveaway #OhSusannahStory

We've all had one of those days, when everything seems to go against you. Even grownups may have trouble handling such disagreeable situations with grace, let alone a little girl like Susannah. Stuffing all the problems in her school bag and hiding it under the bed doesn't seem to get Susannah anywhere, as is apparent in award-winning author Carole P. Roman's brand new chapter book Oh Susannah: It’s in the Bag. This short and sweet story leads us into the not-so-perfect world of Susannah, a kind, lively and highly imaginative third-grader who is so relatable to young readers in that they can easily see pieces of themselves in her...a picky eater, a daydreamer, puzzled by math equations, afraid of creepy sounds possibly caused by ghosts, just to name a few.

The book is skillfully written in succinct yet vivid language and with a great sense of humor that entertains both young and older readers. More importantly, the story touches upon a common problem that bothers school-age kids but often gets neglected by their parents: how to manage stress and frustration. Yes, children can be stressed out too! Third grade is a crucial developmental stage for many children both intellectually and psychologically. Kids of this age tend to be torn between the desire to become more independent and the need for outside support due to the fact that they still have a lot to learn and grasp. This may explain why Susannah is hesitant to ask her parents for help when she's so frustrated by the math problems in her homework.

Oh Susannah: It’s in the Bag is an educational and enlightening read for both kids and parents. While it shows kids how to become a better problem solver, to stay organized, and to stop procrastinating, it encourages parents to strive for balance between work and family, to be more attentive to not only the physical but also the emotional needs of their children, to spend more time communicating with their children, and to offer a helping hand whenever necessary. After reading the story, I felt the urge to reflect upon my own parenting style. I have to admit that I, too, like Susannah's mom, sometimes expected too much from my oldest, and thus placed too much pressure on him without even realizing it. I'm glad that I read this book in time to make improvements! Hope you'll all get the chance to read Oh Susannah and learn something new from it.

About the Book:
Written by Carole P. Roman
Illustrated by Mateya Arkova

From award-winning author Carole P. Roman comes a new chapter book featuring Susannah Logan, a young student having a very bad day. It all begins with homework trouble and an invitation to a sleepover that she doesn’t want to go to. Would you want to go to a sleepover in a creepy house? Rather than dealing with her problems, Susannah stuffs them into her backpack. But how much can a backpack take? Will she be able to confront her worries before the backpack bursts? Or will she just continue to hide them away? Join Susannah and her friends in this story sure to charm busy young readers everywhere.

Ages 7-10 | Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform | April 3, 2017 | ISBN-13: 978-1543034615

Get your own copy at Amazon or Indiebound!

About the Author

Carole P. Roman is the award-winning author of the Captain No Beard series. Both Captain No Beard: An Imaginary Tale of a Pirate’s Life and Captain No Beard and the Aurora Borealis have received the Kirkus Star of Exceptional Merit. The first book in the series was named to Kirkus Reviews Best 2012. Captain No Beard and the Aurora Borealis has been named to Kirkus Reviews Best of 2015. Each book in the series has won numerous awards including the NABE Pinnacle Award, IAN Award, Moonbeam Award 2014, National Indie Excellence Award Finalist, Shelf Media Outstanding Series Award, ForeWord Review Five Star and Finalist in the Book of the Year, and Reader’s Views Children’s Book of the Year 2013. Roman is also the author of the award-winning non-fiction culture series, If You Were Me and Lived in… that explores customs and cultures around the world. She has co-authored a self help book, Navigating Indieworld: A Beginners Guide to Self-Publishing and Marketing. She lives on Long Island with her husband and near her children and grandchildren.

One lucky grand prize winner will receive:
  • A copy of Oh Susannah: It’s in the Bag, autographed by Carole P. Roman
  • A SunnyLife Havana Lunch Cooler Tote
  • A SunnyLife Cool Bananas Tumbler
Four additional winners will each receive an autographed copy of Oh Susannah: It’s in the Bag!

Giveaway ends 5/25. Open to US & Canada 18+ only. Please enter using the widget below. Good luck!

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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. I received a free copy of the book to facilitate my honest review. All views and opinions expressed are my own. Giveaway is organized by The Children’s Book Review and sponsored by Carole P. Roman. icefairy's Treasure Chest is not responsible for winner selection or prize fulfillment.

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