Mommy, Tell Me Why I Am Radiant is about a charming conversation between a mother and daughter regarding the little girl’s qualities that make her unique. The positive words used in the text support little girls’ self-confidence and self-worth (and perhaps moms’ too!). The lovely ending will remind moms that their children often grow up to be just like them. When moms live a joyful and radiant life, their children learn to live equally as joyful and radiant. Mommy, Tell Me Why I Am Radiant helps moms teach their daughters a sophisticated vocabulary in English and Spanish. The use of a robust vocabulary can help close the “word gap” which is the disparity in the number of words children from families of different socioeconomic backgrounds hear. Reading experts say that young children who hear new and interesting words are better prepared to succeed when they enter school. This exposure to words also promotes a desire to read books and awakens a love of language that helps children become stronger readers.
Included on the last page, is a child-friendly definition of each fancy word used in the book as explained by 10-year old co-author, Julia Rae Rodriguez.
Moms will enjoy bonding and reading this book with their young daughters beyond the school-age years. The awe-inspiring similes used in the book encourage a family’s deeper appreciation of nature and our amazing Mother Earth.
|Publisher:||Skillful & Soulful Press|
|Product dimensions:||8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.08(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 8 Years|
About the Author
Sandra is particularly passionate about teaching young children words and language because this sets a strong foundation for school and life success. She thrives on helping parents be their child's first and best language teacher! Sandra earned a Master's Degree in Education and has a teaching credential in parenting.
Other passions and life purposes include: community advocacy, Aztec dance, world travel, inspiring more loving parent-child relationships, and cuddling with her son, Cristian Gabriel, and daughter, Julia Rae.
Julia Rae Rodriguez has been fascinated by words since she was a baby. Her favorite color at 2 years old was chartreuse and she described her favorite people as "exquisite" when she was three. Julia is in 5th grade attending a public school in Whittier, CA. Her favorite subject is science. Her creative hobbies include acting, singing, and making her family laugh with her improvisation.
When she grows up she wants to live in Paris, France with her friends. Julia's dreams include traveling the world, being a successful business owner, and becoming a world-known author. Julia helped make history and marched at the Women's March Los Angeles in January 2017 with 750,000 other beautiful people who stood up for love, respect, and rights for all humans.
Reynaldo (Rey) Mora is a figurative artist with extensive experience creating art using a variety of media. He is dedicated to creating meaningful artwork that promotes cultural appreciation and increases awareness of current issues affecting our society.
The theme that most resonates with Rey's work is movement. In movement he feels that there is life, progress, and growth. He believes strongly that those things that do not move - die. For Rey, his art represents a lifting and moving of the spirit.
Rey Mora also expresses movement through Aztec Dance. Images that he paints are directly influenced by his active participation in this creative and sacred ritual that has been practiced for hundreds of years. When he is not dancing or painting, he is working on completing his Bachelors of Fine Art. This is Rey's first illustrated book. He lives and plays in Whittier, CA.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Love, encouragement and teachings of confidence comes through while reading this book. A very sweet and colorful book. A must have for every daughter and mother. J. Rivas