5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Book!
Melanie Chrismer has set this spin on the CHICKEN LITTLE STORY in the southwest. I thoroughly enjoyed reading the story with all the animals that the bird visited until she arrived at the "boss" (the ocelote). The boss of course only wanted to enjoy Chiquita as his dinner. Melanie produced a happy ending to the story.
You will love the illustrations by David Harrington. The expressions on the animals faces assists the reader in knowing the emotions of the main characters.
Have fun with this story. --Amazon.com, Dad of Divas review
5.0 out of 5 stars A Texas Treat to read!
My kids enjoyed this book very much. As a parent, I appreciate that the story has multiple lessons. The story features animals native to Texas, which in turn sparks curiosity about zoology studies of these animals (i.e. the chachalaca is a real bird) The Spanish words interspersed throughout the story promote bilingual skills. I especially liked the moral lesson of the story where the mean character learns what goes around comes around. --Amazon.com, TXMAMABEAR2 review
Phoebe Clappsaddle Has a Tumbleweed Christmas
Phoebe Clappsaddle Has a Tumbleweed Christmas,
must read from --Today’s Books
Clappsaddle and the Tumbleweed Gang
"Dainty, darling Phoebe Clappsaddle combines southern
manners with roping rattlesnakes." --Review
of Texas Books, JoAn W. Martin
"Couldn’t resist this book—and I'm
not even a little kid." --Vivian
Phoebe Clappsaddle for Sheriff
colorful language makes Phoebe
Clappsaddle for Sheriff a wonderful read..." --GottaWriteNetwork.com, Dee
Gentle, Book Reviewer
Clappsaddle rides to the rescue again… Chrismer
has created a delightful character in Phoebe. …This
juvenile book is strongly recommended." --Review
of Texas Books
lively tribute to female empowerment should have regional
appeal and will supplement tall-tale collections." --School
Library Journal, Rosalyn Pierini, San Luis
Obispo City-County Library
This book is a great way to introduce the moon and it's place in space. This book also includes a lot of background information on the moon. It also shows A picture of Neil Armstrong's foot print on the Moon and the phases of the Moon. --GoodReads.com, Rita's review
I liked this book. It had a lot of interesting facts that I didn't know. I would have liked it more as a grade school student because I would be so mind boggled by the facts and consumed by the illustrations. Perfect for helping with a grade school report or even high school to get a few interesting and easy facts.
--GoodReads.com, David St. John's review
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book for the 4 to 6 age group (give or take)
My 5 year old is really interested in outer space and the planets. I purchased this book along with The Sun, The Moon, and the Little Big Box of Planets: And Pluto, Too! He loves them! And he's not the only one. Every time I read these books, and I have read them REPEATEDLY, I am always amazed by some fact. I would highly recommend this book and any of the books in this series. --Amazon.com, Gina Silva's review
from the Hubble Telescope: Postcards from Space
from the Hubble Telescope: Postcards from Space will
make an outstanding addition to your classroom science
book is truly a visual delight, and offers a rare opportunity
to view such stunning images of our universe."
Science Teachers Organization
Odd & Even
Publisher’s Comment: Parents
will be delighted to see kids practicing their odd and even
numbers at home while
doing the laundry!
"Ms. Chrismer was an excellent addition to our Library's first Young Authors and Illustrators Conference. Not only was she professional and "easy to work with," her love for children and children's literature shown through her entertaining and educational presentations.” –- Lisa Youngblood, Library Director Harker Heights Public Library, Harker Heights, TX
Chrismer delighted our students with her versatility
and unique approach to tall tales,
historical, and "vomit comet" presentations." --Sherry
retired librarian, Meadow Wood Elementary School, Spring Branch ISD, Houston,
"Melanie is a professional—good with children, and presented well received programs for the library." --Gail Trimble, Assistant Librarian, retired, Bear Creek/Tyra Branch, Harris Co. PL, Houston, TX
"Melanie Chrismer's speach, 'The Joy of Writing' was
the highlight of JWKC's first annual conference. While dazzling
with her ropings skills and dispensing advice from her 10-gallon
hat she counseled writers to seek out the pure joy of crafting
stories and to write to please themselves." --Christine
Taylor-Butler, author and Juven Writers of Kansas City Conf.
a gift for our school! Melanie Chrismer was a delightful
learning resource to our 514 students and their families.
Our teachers utilized her expertise in writing instruction." --Jennie
Brooks, Principal, Grace Hill Elementary, Rogers, AR
Chrismer 'lassoes' students and teachers with humor and
excellent presentation skills. They follow her happily
into reading, writing, and science adventures..." --Virginia
H. Meldrum, owner
The Owl's Tree Bookstore and Owl's
Tree Authors In Schools