×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

Too Clever
     

Too Clever

4.8 7
by Dr. Julia E. Antoine
 

Too Clever: A Collection of Short Stories is a silver recipient of the prestigious Mom's Choice Award. The Mom's Choice Awards honors excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. An esteemed panel of judges includes education, media and other experts as well as parents, children, librarians, performing artists, producers, medical and

Overview

Too Clever: A Collection of Short Stories is a silver recipient of the prestigious Mom's Choice Award. The Mom's Choice Awards honors excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. An esteemed panel of judges includes education, media and other experts as well as parents, children, librarians, performing artists, producers, medical and business professionals, authors, scientists and others. A sampling of the panel members includes: Dr. Twila C. Liggett, ten-time Emmy-winner, professor and founder of PBS's Reading Rainbow; Julie Aigner-Clark, Creator of Baby Einstein and The Safe Side Project; Jodee Blanco, and New York Times best-selling Author; LeAnn Thieman, motivational speaker and coauthor of seven Chicken Soup For The Soul books. Parents and educators look for the Mom's Choice Awards seal in selecting quality materials and products for children and families.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780972878968
Publisher:
ENVISION Business & Computer School Publishing
Publication date:
08/28/2010
Series:
Too-Clever
Pages:
66
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.31(d)

Meet the Author

Julia E. Antoine began writing at the age of 19. She formerly wrote short stories for the local radio station in her home town, which were read on the air. She gave up writing when she moved to the US to attend college, where she has since earned several degrees, including two Masters and a Doctorate in Higher Education Administration. She is the administrator of a career school in Connecticut and the President of a non-profit organization that dresses individuals for job interviews. Ms. Antoine is very active in her community and is always willing to assist and help someone in need.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews

Too Clever 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
MickiP More than 1 year ago
Too Clever Written by Julia E. Antoine Illustrated by Frankniel Concepcion "Too Clever," first in this series of the "Too Clever" stories, introduces different types of stories to be read aloud to children or read by children who are learning reading and math skills. Each enjoyable story in this well-crafted and nicely illustrated book allows the child readers to attempt to resolve the problems by themselves. In some of the stories the child figures out the solution, in others, they must wait until older. Yet each story shows resiliency and hope possessed by young children in both problem-solving and following their dreams. Will Timothy ever get to meet the man in the moon? Johnny learns that the new math he's just learned is not as simple as it seemed, and Cleo discovers there are many ways to solve a dilemma. These are just a few examples of good parenting skills being taught to children anxious and curious to learn. These books would be excellent choices for use by teachers in elementary schools, as well as parents reading to their children at home. Author Julia E. Antoine, winner of the Silver award in the "Moms Choice Awards", level 2 for children aged 9 - 12, for all three books, writes a series which will delight inquiring young minds as they learn new things in their lives each day. This is the first bToo Clever Written by Julia E. Antoine Illustrated by Frankniel Concepcion "Too Clever," first in this series of the "Too Clever" stories, introduces different types of stories to be read aloud to children or read by children who are learning reading and math skills. Each enjoyable story in this well-crafted and nicely illustrated book allows the child readers to attempt to resolve the problems by themselves. In some of the stories the child figures out the solution, in others, they must wait until older. Yet each story shows resiliency and hope possessed by young children in both problem-solving and following their dreams. Will Timothy ever get to meet the man in the moon? Johnny learns that the new math he's just learned is not as simple as it seemed, and Cleo discovers there are many ways to solve a dilemma. These are just a few examples of good parenting skills being taught to children anxious and curious to learn. These books would be excellent choices for use by teachers in elementary schools, as well as parents reading to their children at home. Author Julia E. Antoine, winner of the Silver award in the "Moms Choice Awards", level 2 for children aged 9 - 12, for all three books, writes a series which will delight inquiring young minds as they learn new things in their lives each day. This is the first book of this clever interactive series. Micki Peluso; writer, journalist, and author of . . . And the Whippoorwill Sang ook of this clever interactive series. Micki Peluso; writer, journalist, and author of . . . And the Whippoorwill Sang
TheReader36 More than 1 year ago
I had a wonderful time reading Too Clever, the first book in the series. The book has ten short stories, some are way shorter than others, but Antoine used unique characters and topics, to make the book interesting and fun. Each character has his/her own message and there was a lesson to be learned from all the stories. There was Johnny learning to count, and Megan with her troublesome pronouns, etc. Excellent book for children six and over. I have to admit, after reading this first book, I've purchased all the ones available in the series.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Karen P. for Readers Favorite In "Too Clever", author Julia Antoine has written several delightful stories which speak of the issues of early childhood. Although the author designates this book for children aged 9-12, the stories and the writing appear to appeal to younger children in grades K-3. Some of the topics covered in the book include a new shoe being a prized personal possession, a child attempting to become an eagle via building wooden wings, a child dreaming about a figure on the surface of the moon, a child confused by the size of her own shadow and a child who obsessively eats tomato sandwiches. The stories are clever and will appear to very young children who tend to see the world from a self-focused viewpoint. As a parent, I did have a bit of trouble getting into a couple of the stories in which the child manipulates the parent in order to get his or her way. But, for the most part, the stories were fun and they would appeal to the early child reader. For the young child, I would see the parent reading the story and then having a child-parent discussion to ascertain what the child got from the story. In the stories of manipulation, the parent might ask what the child listener thinks about the story, about child's reasoning. In general, the stories are cute and they reflect the thought processes of the very young child as he or she struggles to interpret the environment in which he or she lives.
AlwaysReview More than 1 year ago
My son absolutely loved reading the Too Clever Kids book. These kids are a great companion for any kids. My son has continued to learn from the positive and uplifting message the Too Clever Kids portray. The math problems integrated in this book are great. My son loved figuring them out and then showing all his friends when they cam over! A must buy for any father or mothers child!
MomsChoiceAwards More than 1 year ago
Too Clever is a recipient of the prestigious Mom's Choice Award. The Mom's Choice Awards honors excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. An esteemed panel of judges includes education, media and other experts as well as parents, children, librarians, performing artists, producers, medical and business professionals, authors, scientists and others. A sampling of the panel members includes: Dr. Twila C. Liggett, ten-time Emmy-winner, professor and founder of PBS's Reading Rainbow; Julie Aigner-Clark, Creator of Baby Einstein and The Safe Side Project; Jodee Blanco, and New York Times best-selling Author; LeAnn Thieman, motivational speaker and coauthor of seven Chicken Soup For The Soul books. Parents and educators look for the Mom's Choice Awards seal in selecting quality materials and products for children and families.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book for third graders and up. Informative and challenging for quick minded children. My daughter had a lot of fun trying to solve the math and English exercises, as well as, the every day problems encountered by the Too Clever kids in the stories...Well written with beautiful graphics.