The Man with the Yellow Hat brings home a birthday present for a friend, and in an effort to distract George and prevent him from opening the gift, the man gives George an orange to unwrap.” The curious monkey discovers that there are many other things to unwrap besides presents (like the bathroom walls with their peeling wallpaper!), but maybe not all of them can be rewrapped.
Maddie worries she might be giving up too muchâ€”especially Cloudy, her ponyâ€”in this fifth book in a contemporary middle grade series in the tradition of Marguerite Henryâ€™s Misty of Chincoteague.
When Cole McGinnis turns five, he meets and falls in love with three day old Jerica - the girl next door. Two years later, her family moves, taking away the best birthday present Cole had ever received. Now, twenty-two years later, Cole walks into his mother's kitchen and finds a young woman standing at the sink. It is Jerica. She has returned to Mystic, returned to him. He is instantly drawn to her, and despite her involvement with another man, Cole falls in love. Will he have the confidence to let her know how he feels? And, if he does, will Jerica feel the same about him?
As your child imagines their perfect birthday, they can write about their dreams and draw pictures. Friends and family can also write and draw special messages to the little boy or girl.
In an 1865 poem by William Ross Wallace, he states "The hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world." Even as far back as almost a century and a half ago, he realized the impact that the nurturers of our nation's children would have on the world at large. Motherhood remains the most essential and important job on the planet. We should never underestimate or minimize our roles as mothers. Because deciding whether or not to stay home with your young children is such an important, personal decision, it is best to consider all the options and make an informed decision, one that gives you peace and one that will not lead to regret.