Oh Susannah: It's in the Bag: An Oh Susannah Story

Oh Susannah: It's in the Bag: An Oh Susannah Story


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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: 9781947118195
Publisher: Chelshire, Inc.
Publication date: 04/24/2017
Pages: 46
Sales rank: 829,389
Product dimensions: 5.08(w) x 7.80(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. She lives on Long Island with her husband and near her children and grandchildren.

Mateya Arkova is a children's illustrator based in Bulgaria. Her illustrations take the readers in a funny cartoonish world with bright pastel colors and curvy lines leading to great adventures. Her favorite sources of inspiration are traveling the world and drawing its vivid colors.

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Oh Susannah: It's in the Bag: An Oh Susannah Story 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
indiebrag More than 1 year ago
We are proud to announce that OH SUSANNAH: IT'S IN THE BAG by Carole P. Roman is a B.R.A.G.Medallion Honoree. This tells a reader that this book is well worth their time and money!
Holly More than 1 year ago
It's In The Bag is the first book in the Oh Susannah series! Susannah Logan is a 3rd grader who is having a rough day at home and at school. With unfinished homework, a sleepover that she just isn't sure she wants to attend to, to having her backpack just fall apart with everything she has put in it over the course of the day. It all comes to a boil that night when bad dreams wake her from sleep and she finally asks for the much needed help that she deserves! I loved this concept for this book for everything that makes it seem so real that it's kinda scary. This was truly a perfect chapter book for these younger readers who are starting to get into a little more reading while giving a important life lesson that both kids and adults can relate to! I can only imagine what issues that Susannah will find herself in, in the near future but you can bet that I will be reading about it! Thank You to Carole P. Roman for writing a great 1st chapter book that I can't wait to see what Susannah gets into next!! I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book from the Author!
PJtheEMT4 More than 1 year ago
What may seem like a trivial problem to an adult, may be an insurmountable burden to a grade school child.  In her newest book, Oh, Susanna: It's in the bag, Carole P. Roman shares the challenge faced by a young girl when the every day stresses pile up and become bigger stresses.  In this allegory, the ballooning backback symbolizes the ever mounting stresses faced by Susanna, a young school aged girl.  Smaller problems add up: unfinished homework, a poor grade, social anxiety over a sleepover invitation- until they become too much for the girl to handle. Rather than addressing the seemingly trivial problems, Susanna figuratively and literally hide them away ignoring, burying her shameful secrets under her bed,  until the anxiety mounts and she has an emotional breakdown. Ironically, the backpack breaks under the pressure too as the zipper bursts under the ballooning weight of everything she stashed away.  In addition to children, no doubt I'd imagine many parents can relate to this story as well.   Once again Roman shows her versatility as a children's writer,  With skill, she writes an entertaining as well as a comforting tale about what happens when you keep secrets and burdens hidden inside.   This is the perfect story for elementary school readers to read as well as the perfect bed time story for parents to reach to children.  As a blogger I received a complimentary copy of this book. 
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Vernita Naylor for Readers' Favorite We all need help and at times we all experience that overwhelming feeling. Susannah Logan felt exactly this way in Oh Susannah: It's in the Bag by Carole P Roman. Oh Susannah is a children’s chapter book about how what may seem to be hopeless can be accomplished by taking it one step at a time. Susannah Logan is a little girl who felt so overwhelmed that she couldn't make a decision about anything, so she decided to bury it all in her backpack. With her unfinished homework; the folders; the sleepover invitation from her friend, Lola; the math pop quiz that she failed which must be signed off by her parents; the exercise pamphlet that must be read with her parents because she forgot her sneakers for gym; the two books she chose about dogs, one of which she must decide on for her book report, and a rotten banana ... all stuffed into her backpack so that it eventually burst. Susannah just felt hopeless. Children will learn how to navigate through these challenges and discover what it takes to overcome indecision. I enjoyed Oh Susannah because children need to learn early on not only about making decisions, but about what it means to take a breath, exhale and tackle life one step at a time. Carole P Roman displayed this cleverly in Oh Susannah. Time management is a task that can take on a character all of its own if it's not handled properly. This is a part of child development and what turns us into accountable, responsibility and productive adults. With help, Susannah was able to learn how to effectively tackle this challenge and come out of it victorious.
ReadersFavorite1 More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite Oh Susannah: It’s In The Bag by Carole P. Roman is the adorable story of Susannah, a third grade student who lives with her parents. Susannah Logan is struggling with her math homework and she can hear the old clock ticking. Her mother’s eyes are always on the clock, and that day Susannah has a feeling that her homework is going to decide how her day is going to be. Her backpack is not that heavy when she is leaving for school. She gets an invitation to go to Lola’s place for a sleepover and Susannah is not excited at all. Now she has a lot of things to do - there was yesterday’s homework, the invitation, the math test, the pamphlet, more homework, and now she has to choose a book. Will she be able to get over her bad day? I like the concept and the message conveyed by the author through the story. What Susannah faces can be understood by many children and her problems are real and relatable. The story tells children that there is nothing wrong in asking for help if they feel their problems are growing. I also like the way the author puts it across to young readers. The author, Carole P. Roman, is one of the finest authors of children’s storybooks and what makes her stories special is that they have something to teach young readers. It is a good book for bedtime and classroom storytelling because of the concept and the message.