About Me I am a retired librarian and I now support books and authors through my reviews.

I have always loved to read and I was able to share that love through my work as a public librarian for 22 1/2 years. I now enjoy reading to my granddaughter and supporting authors through my reviews!

Friday, November 26, 2021

Cool Kids by Arlene Freeman: Review & Giveaway with iRead Book Tours



 Join Us for This Tour:  November 22nd to December 10th

 
Book Details:

Book Title:  Cool Kids by Arlene Freeman
Category:  Children's Fiction (Ages 3-7), 38 pages
Genre:  Chldren's Picture Book
Publisher:  Mascot Publishing
Release date:   October 2021
Content Rating:  G.  Suitable for all ages.
 
Book Description:
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Like most kids, Michael and his friends are so excited for their first day at a new school. They have a lot of questions about what to expect, but most of all, they wonder if they’ll get to join the football team. That would be the perfect way to start the year! However, Michael soon finds out that it’s not as easy as he thinks. The team is filled with bullies, and to join, he has to become one of them. In order to be cool enough to get a spot on the football team, Michael has to start changing his behavior—for the worse! Suddenly, terrible things start happening to him. Finally, he begins to wonder: Was it all worth it?
 

MY THOUGHTS.....

Michael Goodly is both excited and nervous, because he's about to start fourth grade in a new school. He wants to fit in and play football, but it looks like being mean and hurting people may be the only way to be accepted by some of the other players. Is acting tough and hateful the only way that Michael will be allowed to play football with these guys?

Acceptance and fitting in are very important to young people and bullying is an issue that many of them face today. Author Arlene Freeman assures children that they don't have to act tough or mean to be considered cool. In fact, Michael learns that being nice and helping others is the perfect way to gain friends and become one of the 'cool kids'!

Cool Kids is filled with bright, colorful pictures that immediately capture a child's attention, but keeping younger children interested may be hard, because of its length. I believe that Cool Kids is better suited for children in elementary school, and I consider it a valuable resource for both home and school.

I received a copy of this book from the author via iRead Book Tours. There was no obligation for a favorable review. These are my own thoughts.

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 
Meet the Author:


Freeman’s first career was a third-grade schoolteacher in the Passaic School System. Teaching children is her true passion, and she incorporated this passion in her community involvement. Her second career as a real estate broker and appraiser enabled her to open her own real estate company, Prime Realty, with a partner. After thirty-five years, they sold to Coldwell Banker. She loves dogs, playing piano, telling stories, singing, dancing, and sharing wonderful examples of life’s lessons with her grandchildren. Arlene lives in Woodland Park, New Jersey. She has two sons, Dr. Ted Freeman of Long Branch, New Jersey, and Dr. Eric Freeman of Westfield, New Jersey, as well as three grandchildren: Michael, Max, and Quinn. This is her first book and maybe her third career.

Connect with the Author:  Twitter ~ Facebook ~ Instagram

Tour Schedule:

Nov 22 – Cover Lover Book Review – book review / giveaway
Nov 22 - Gina Rae Mitchell – book review / author interview / giveaway
Nov 23 -
Rockin' Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
Nov 23 - Splashes of Joy – book review / guest post / giveaway
Nov 23 - A Mama's Corner of the World – book review / giveaway
Nov 23 – Bound 4 Escape – book review / giveaway
Nov 24 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book review / giveaway
Nov 26 – Older & Smarter? – book review / giveaway
Nov 29 –Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway
Nov 30 – Pick a Good Book – book review / author interview / giveaway
Dec 1 – icefairy's Treasure Chest – book review / giveaway
Dec 2 – She Just Loves Books – book review / giveaway
Dec 2 -
Kam's Place – book review
Dec 3 – Sefina Hawke's Books – book spotlight
Dec 6 – I'm Into Books – book review / giveaway
Dec 6 - Reading is My Passion – book review / giveaway
Dec 6 - Writer with Wanderlust – book review / guest post / giveaway
Dec 7 – Lisa's Reading – book review / giveaway
Dec 8 – @twilight_reader – book review
Dec 9 – The Phantom Paragrapher – book review
Dec 10 – The Page Ladies – book review

Enter the Giveaway:

 COOL KIDS Book Tour Giveaway
 
 

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