Monday, January 17, 2011

The Yellow Hummer by Ivet Graham-Morgan

From the publisher:
Love Overcomes Loss in The Yellow Hummer

A broken Christmas, a saddened child and a heartbroken grandmother are the elements
of this touching story for beginning readers which shows that people are always more
important than things.

Ivet Graham-Morgan's children's story, The Yellow Hummer, counteracts the trend toward self-absorption in today's society by showing how a four year old boy overcomes his own loss from a broken Christmas present and selflessly comforts his grandmother, who accidentally had damaged the yellow Hummer toy.

Set in a non-traditional home of a son, a working mother, a grandmother and no father, The Yellow Hummer tells the story of four-year-old Jordan, whose grandmother
accidentally ruins his bright new Christmas toy. After crying himself to sleep that night, cuddling the damaged toy, he awakes to go and find his grandmother and to show her the empathy, respect, buoyancy and love that he knows will help lift the remorse she feels.

Young Jordan is able to look past himself as he realizes his grandmother's feelings are more important than his yellow Hummer, a realization too rare, author Graham-Morgan notes, in today's society of self-absorbed, materialistic Bernie Madoffs.

This charmingly illustrated, full color book is not just a Christmas story by circumstance; it also transcends the materiality of that season and conveys to its young readers and listeners the truly selfless spirit at the heart of that holiday.

"In a society dominated by self-centeredness, we need to help our children develop
positive character traits," says author Ivet Graham-Morgan.

The Yellow Hummer does that.

About the book:

The Yellow Hummer by Ivet Graham-Morgan
ISBN: 978-1-4327-4784-8
Publisher: Outskirts Press
Date of publish: Feb 25, 2010
Pages: 34
S.R.P.: $19.95

About the author:
Ivet Graham-Morgan has had fulfilling careers in education, banking and law
enforcement; but she has always been a writer at heart. A single parent, she had to wait until her sunset years to find the luxury of free time to follow that path. Now, surrounded by her children and grandchildren, she has returned to her first love, writing. She especially enjoys writing stories for her grandchildren.

My thoughts:
I received this book for review purposes from Bostick Communications. I thought this was a sweet story showing a little boy who comes to see that people are more important than possessions. Some of the passages were a bit wordy for my children, the the it was a good story to share especially at this time of year when so many children seem to get a case of the give-me's. I liked that it showed a non-traditional family as we often get used to seeing a family in just one way and so many children's families do not fit into that mold.

This book is available on Amazon.com and other sites.

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