Wednesday, April 17, 2013

{Book Review} "Tom T's Hat Rack" by Michelle Spry, Illustrations by Peggy A. Guest

Book Description:

When Shelby Summers’ 4th-grade teacher asks her students to write an essay about something unforgettable they did over the summer that would forever change their lives for the better, Shelby wasn’t sure what she would write about during her summer break but she would be spending time with two of her favorite people, her neighbors Mrs. and Mr. T. But suddenly, the uneventful and ordinary summer she had expected becomes one she will never forget.

The story follows the journey of 10-year-old Shelby during summer break. Her perspective
is forever changed for the better when her retired neighbor Mr. T, who has been battling
cancer, recruits her to help him with a special project and Mr. T refuses to tell Shelby what
their secret project is until it is finished. Patiently, she returns each day, as she is excited to
spend the summer with her friends while her parents are at work.

About the Author, Michele Spry:

Michele Spry is a native of Columbia, Missouri and is proud to call mid-Missouri her home. Michele and her husband Brandon own their own business.
Michele espouses the spirit of “Paying it Forward” within her community by being actively involved in the Columbia Chamber of Commerce, the Women’s Network, a Partner in Education with Midway Heights Elementary School, as well as being involved in several other great organizations throughout the community.
Michele has been honored with the following awards: 2009 Ambassador of the Year, 2011 Debin Benish Outstanding Business Woman of the Year, 2011 Women in Business – Business Woman of the Year and is a 2010 Leadership Columbia graduate, 2011 20-under-40 classmate, and a 2012 Greater Missouri Leadership Challenge graduate.
Michele tries to donate her time when she can. She is often referred to as “Waldo” because you never know where you’re going to see her! Michele enjoys spending time with her husband traveling or spending time with their friends/family. Tom T’s Hat Rack is her first children’s book.

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Michele pens "Tom T's Hat Rack" in a wonderful story line that shows us how good it feels to pay it forward and to help those who need care. There is also a chapter included in the book where you can list ways to pay it forward yourself. With wonderful illustrations, this book will captivate your child and yourself while reading. As an adult it hooked me right in, and I highly recommend the book to all adults and children between the ages of 7 and 12 years.

I give "Tom T's Hat Rack" a 5 star rating.

*Disclosure: I received the above product(s) in exchange for an honest review and in no way was I asked to give a positive review. I received no compensation for this publication. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own. This disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255, Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

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