Raisin' Brains: Surviving My Smart Family

Raisin' Brains: Surviving My Smart Family

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by Karen L. J. Isaacson
     
 

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Double Award-Winner! Read about a gifted, creative, and immensely entertaining family! There’s an imaginative pre-teen daughter who keeps all sorts of living and non-living things under her bed for her mother to discover, a talented teenage son whose single goal in life is to have a rock band, an intellectual daughter who makes pretty designs with the ovals of… See more details below

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Double Award-Winner! Read about a gifted, creative, and immensely entertaining family! There’s an imaginative pre-teen daughter who keeps all sorts of living and non-living things under her bed for her mother to discover, a talented teenage son whose single goal in life is to have a rock band, an intellectual daughter who makes pretty designs with the ovals of a bubble sheet during a test instead of answering the questions, and a grandmother who makes tuna fish and jellybean sandwiches for lunch. Aunts and uncles and grandparents, all with their own quirks and quirky ideas, round out the family. Yet they all get along famously! Humor like this helps parents and teachers maintain a badly-needed sense of perspective. Laugh out loud with Karen Isaacson's delightfully energetic stories on life with an eclectic, endearing, gifted, and creative family. Reading these unbelievable (but true!) stories will not only help you appreciate your own family, but will also give you an informal introduction into the world of gifted children and adults.

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Midwest Book Review
This book is a lighthearted and engaging collection of stories about a mother surrounded by unusually intelligent relatives and children. Karen's efforts to keep up with her family make for whimsical reflections on family life in general and the parenting of gifted children in particular. Raisin' Brains is delightful and highly recommended reading—especially for anyone who has ever had the responsibility and experience of raising kids who were smarter than they were!
Hoagies Gifted
You're going to laugh out loud! Issacson offers a hilarious look at life in a gifted family, with five kids, each as different yet challanging as the one before. From cleaning the kitchen to playing with their food, these kids manage to find fun in whatever they do.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780910707541
Publisher:
Great Potential Press, Inc.
Publication date:
11/28/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
184
Sales rank:
654,366
Product dimensions:
4.56(w) x 8.48(h) x 0.52(d)

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