Oh Susannah: It's in the Bag

Oh Susannah: It's in the Bag


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781543034615
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 04/03/2017
Series: Oh Susannah Story , #1
Pages: 46
Product dimensions: 5.06(w) x 7.81(h) x 0.10(d)

About the Author

Carole P. Roman is the award-winning author of the Captain No Beard series. Both Captain No Beard-An Imaginary Tale of a Pirate's Life and Captain No Beard and the Aurora Borealis have received the Kirkus Star of Exceptional Merit. The first book in the series was named to Kirkus Reviews Best 2012. Captain No Beard and the Aurora Borealis has been named to Kirkus Reviews Best of 2015. Each book in the series has won numerous awards including the NABE Pinnacle Award, IAN Award, Moonbeam Award 2014, National Indie Excellence Award Finalist, Shelf Media Outstanding Series Award, ForeWord Review Five Star and Finalist in the Book of the Year, and Reader's Views Children's Book of the Year 2013. Roman is also the author of the award-winning non-fiction culture series, If You Were Me and Lived in... that explores customs and cultures around the world. She has co-authored a self help book, Navigating Indieworld A Beginners Guide to Self-Publishing and Marketing. This is her first Early Reader chapter book. She lives on Long Island with her husband and near her children and grandchildren.

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Oh Susannah: It's in the Bag 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Kissablysweetone More than 1 year ago
Susaannah is in the third grade. Her parents are busy people and so Susannah feels ignored. She doesn't say anything to her parents. Since they are busy they may not listen anyway. Susannah is surprised by what happens next. This is a new series to me and I'm already in love with Susannah. Well written and Susannah is a child everyone will enjoy. We all have busy times and we must learn how to handle it. Especially in today's world. I think a child's book can be fun and contain a lesson and Ms. Roman's books do just that. She always has engaging characters children will relate too. You need this series in your child's library. I didn't find any issues. I gave this one 5 cheers out of 5 because it will help you open a dialogue about handling pressure and being organized. ~Copy of book provided by author and I voluntarily reviewed it.
Reader_Views More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Paola (age 10) for Reader Views (2/18) “Oh Susannah: It’s in the Bag” by Carole P. Roman, it’s a story of a blond, curly-haired, freckled third grader, who is having a bad day. One morning Susannah shuts off her clock and as usual, enjoys the view through her window; just before all the rushing begins. It’s not a good start to remember that she didn’t finish her homework, but maybe mom will have some time before we leave, and there we go. Mom gives her the first call to hurry up and Susannah jumps up to get dressed, grabs her backpack and race down for breakfast. Second call, Susannah comes down and her mom is on the phone looking at the clock very often, fixing her lunch bag and placing in front of Susannah, a soggy bowl of oatmeal and banana. Her dad comes to the kitchen and gives mom things to do and he leaves also in a rush. Finally, when everybody is on their way to work and she is on the bus, she can breathe. Inside the bus she was handed a sleepover invitation that she was avoiding from her friend, and again she felt her stomach very tight and uncomfortable. Meet Susannah and her very busy parents, along with her best friend Lola, Mrs. Horn and her red marker, her backpack and even a banana be part of the very bad day that Susannah had. Find out all that happened to her and if she went to the sleepover. I really like this new series of ‘An Oh Susannah Story’ by Carole P. Roman. I love how she writes with every detail making you feel right in the story and I am sure many kids have felt the same way as Susannah did. Needing the attention and time from our parents, but sometimes it cannot be and we just have to wait. We must learn to share our worries and feelings with our parents and not hold on to them. Also, with your friends be honest with them and let them know how you feel about things that bother you. I am sure many young readers will enjoy reading Susannah stories and learning from the simple but sometimes very complicated things she goes through. I love how Susannah looks with her freckles and curly hair swinging by the stars. A note from mom: “Oh Susannah: It’s in the Bag” is such a great story that describes a day like many of us have had at least once. It seems that nowadays everyone is in a hurry rushing to do so much and the hours of the day are never enough. Sometimes we forget how overwhelming it could be for our children. Excellent parental guide. Once again, a great story by Carole P. Roman that Paola and I enjoyed very much.
JBronder More than 1 year ago
Susannah is having a bad day. First, she didn’t finish her homework from the night before. When she went to ask her mom for help, her mother was in a rush, dumped the cereal on the floor, and gave Susannah oatmeal and a banana which she hates. Instead of speaking up she just dumps the homework and banana in her backpack. From there she gets an invitation to a sleepover that she doesn’t want to go to and puts that in her bag too. She has other things that she adds to the bag until it bursts open. Poor Susannah is having a hard time dealing with her day and lets it all pile up until she is having nightmares. Although her mom and dad are really busy, they do see her problems and do help her organize and tackle them. I love how this could be a typical family wrapped up in each person’s issues. Sometimes it is hard to step back and realize that there are people around you that can lend a hand to help if you just ask. This is a great chapter book with a big message for kids and parents. It has some beautiful illustrations that add wonderfully to the story. If you are looking for a story for kids, look no further. I received Oh Susannah: It’s in the Bag from the publisher for free. This has in no way influenced my opinion of this book.
FeatheredQuillBookReviews More than 1 year ago
Susannah is having one heck of a day - will it ever end? Young readers will love following along to see what happens to Susannah when her day goes from bad to very, very bad in this first book in a delightful new series. It's just another average morning for Susannah as she gets up and gets ready for school. But "average" quickly takes a turn for the worse as the third-grader eyes her math homework that she was supposed to have finished the night before. Oh, well, better just slip that paper into her school bag and ignore it. Susannah's mother calls to her, telling her to hurry, hurry, hurry. Why is her mother always in a hurry? Oatmeal and a banana for breakfast. Bleck! Susannah hates bananas! She decides the best thing to do is hide that nasty fruit in her school bag. That takes care of the banana problem (or does it?). Both her parents are in such a rush that they hardly notice their daughter. Why are they always rushing? On the school bus, Susannah's best friend Lola reminds her about the sleepover. Lola wants to know why Susannah didn't take the invitation yesterday. Susannah doesn't want to tell her friend that Lola's house is old and creepy, with spiders and maybe even ghosts! Surely Susannah can't be expected to sleep in such a scary house. Better just put that invitation into the school bag and deal with it later. As Susannah's day continues, things continue to go downhill. Homework, gym class, a school project...every problem gets tossed into that school bag. And that school bag is getting quite heavy. At the same time, the banana, at the bottom of the school bag, is getting very, very smelly. Susannah is overwhelmed and she doesn't know what to do. Oh Susannah: It's in the Bag is a quick moving story that will keep readers glued to the pages. The story is lighthearted, funny, and it teaches an important lesson. It quickly becomes apparent that all of Susannah's problems are being hidden away in her school bag, and at some point, that bag is not going to be able to take any more "problems." Susannah gets overwhelmed, and she doesn't know what to do to solve all those "things" hiding in her bag. Young readers will likely identify with Susannah's problems and want to see how she solves them. And that sleepover at Lola's? Stay tuned for book 2 in the series, Things That Go Bump to see what happens. Quill says: A great start to a new series for young readers. I look forward to meeting Susannah again in her next book!