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Book Review: Remembering When I Was Young by Carole Carson (gift set)

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Remembering When I Was Young is a book of pure imagination for the young and old. Carole Carson has written a magnificent and engaging tale of the imagination. A grandparent explains to their grandchild what life was like when they were young. The world is topsy-turvy and things weren’t what they are today.

Illustrator Peggy Kenfield has created a vision of colour in pencil crayon which is sure to enrapture your little ones as you tell them a tale of long ago…

Included is a companion colouring book for your and your child/grandchild to enjoy. Colouring in the pictures as you envision them is fun and rewarding! You may even have a new masterpiece for your refrigerator!!

My kids and I loved this book. The rhymes were cute and my wee ones found it very easy to read and discuss. My seven-year-old daughter kept saying that everything wasn’t true, and asked why they were lying. I explained to her that we’re using our imagination to open a whole new world of possibilities. Her structural mind seemed to accept my answer and though she struggled with it, she was able to see the imagery set before us!

My six-year-old son absolutely loved it; he lives in his world of imagination, so I was positive he would enjoy this book!

The pictures are gorgeous, coloured with just the right blends and able to capture the attention of the children! I loved the sight words, such a, all the uses of colour words. The concept was delightful, e.g. “Our indoor brown cow gave us hot chocolate milk!” or “Hot jello was served on green noodles!”

The colouring book that was included details the whole book without the colour and you can add beauty to the pages any way you wish! Included at the back of the hardcover book you’ll find several pages to list things for your future generations to enjoy. Personal life choices like where you lived as a child, your first pet, did you ever splash in puddles and more!

It is a great reader for those just beginning to understand to read or for a book to read your wee ones to sleep at night. It would be a great way to slip off to dreamland with, I’m sure your children will only sleep happy thoughts! This would also make a great present to give to your grandchildren/children, for a personal keepsake, to be treasured forever.

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  • Carole Carson

    What a wonderful description of my intent as the author of “Remembering When I Was Young.” Mad Moose Mama exactly captures what I was trying to create. Thanks for the generous review.

    Carole Carson