Oh Susannah: It's in the Bag
by Carole P. Roman
My rating: 5 stars
Publisher: Chelshire, INC. (April 19, 2017)
Publication Date: April 19, 2017
Genre: Young Readers | Social Learning
Print Length: 46 pages
Available from: Amazon
From award-winning author Carole P. Roman comes a new chapter book featuring Susannah Logan, a young student having a very bad day.
It all begins with homework trouble and an invitation to a sleepover that she doesn’t want to go to. Would you want to go to a sleepover in a creepy house? Rather than dealing with her problems, Susannah stuffs them into her backpack. But how much can a backpack take? Will she be able to confront her worries before the backpack bursts? Or will she just continue to hide them away?
Join Susannah and her friends in this story sure to charm busy young readers everywhere.
Oh Susannah: It's in the Bag by Carole P. Roman
(Early Chapter Reader Books - Oh Susannah series)
We avoid handling a situation head on and it grows, weights us down as adults. Can you imagine what that does to a child? With OH SUSANNAH: IT’S IN THE BAGCarole P. Roman has captured a child’s undeveloped feelings of pressure and avoidance perfectly through her words, from the rotting squishy banana that begins to smell to the overbearing weight of a backpack overflowing with things young Susannah is unable to cope with. When it becomes too much, it is her parents who show her the value of breaking things down and tackling them one item at a time from homework to unwanted party invitations.
Told in a fun way for a child to read on their own or as a family read that invites discussion, Ms. Roman’s “growing backpack is the perfect representation of the weight of things one wants to avoid for whatever reasons.
Authors like Carole P. Roman have created stories short enough for a young child, real, but not frightening and sure to help create a lifelong reader in the process! Admit, adults, you know our backpacks get pretty heavy, too…and the rotten banana…ugh!