Saturday, January 9, 2016

Jimmy Handstand by Sylvia Karalis Review

“Sometimes taking the status quo and flipping it upside down is just the thing you need to turn your daily routine into a precious memory.” ~~ Sylvia Karalis 

How many smiles have you delivered today? 

In this story of care, compassion, and downright wacky fun, one boy learns about how to brighten a gloomy day by trying something new and silly. 

Hoping to stop his sister’s tears, big brother Jimmy does something he thinks might cheer her up . . . a handstand! From breakfast to dinner, he walks around the house on his hands, finds missing trinkets, and gains a new outlook on life. 

Through his new, upside-down view on the world, Jimmy learns that it’s great to change your routine and create smiles, laughs, and memories that last forever.

Author Bio:

Sylvia Karalis born and raised overseas and explored the world through her first job in the travel industry. After moving to the US, she met her late husband George, from whom she draws inspiration for her fun and wacky books. She was blessed to be a stay-at-home mom for her three children, Costandinos, Katerina, and Christina. Her love for children led her to her current job as a preschool teacher, where she teaches children that it is a good thing to change the status quo and try something new.
My Review:
This is a really fun book about a boy and a different view of his daily routine. I really liked that the story started off with Jimmy learning a lesson about sharing. Some kids thrive on routine, and some kids do not. This book is for the kids that do not. When they just want to try something different. It was also a fun treasure hunt as he found stuff all over the house. There was also problem solving in the story as Jimmy tried to find out how to keep his candy safely in his pockets, brush his teeth and other daily errands. I liked the ending and it made me smile! I would love a sequel. I am giving this book a 5/5. I was given a copy to review, however all opinions are my own.

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