Jamie's parents love to shop, but he thinks they have too many things. He'll do whatever it takes to keep his family from the stores this weekend. Can Jamie show his parents that they have more than they need? What will they do with the stuff they already have?
|Publisher:||Tracy Bryan Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.25(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 8 Years|
About the Author
Tracy also likes to tackle social issues and speak directly to her readers about important topics that affect everyone. Tracy hopes to educate, inspire and empower kids and their families with her books.
David Barrow began by drawing pictures on the floor in front of the family TV. Mostly self-taught, he pored over the books and images of the world around him. Throughout his career he has been known for his congenial attitude, innovation, creativity and drive.
Eventually, the pull of visually telling stories drove him to strike out on his own, illustrating, animating and designing for local and national clients. Today, David has built a wide ranging portfolio and a reputation for fairness and excellence. David also writes a personal blog.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Reviewed by Rosie Malezer for Readers' Favorite Too Many Things! is a children’s book, written by Tracy Bryan and illustrated by David Barrow. Jamie is frustrated that his parents love to go shopping, just for the sake of it. They frequently go on shopping sprees, returning with goods that they simply don’t need. Jamie pleads with them to stop buying so much wasteful stuff, when they already have so much they don’t use (and probably never will). His parents stop and think about their actions. With so many people out in the world who cannot afford to buy beautiful things, Jamie and his parents decide to clean out the house and the car, selling everything that they do not need in a massive yard sale. When they walk back inside the house, after the sale is complete, they are astonished at the difference their actions have made. I very much enjoyed this book and the message that it sends. Tracy Bryan conveys how wasteful our spending can be – sometimes way too often – and not only gives reasons for us to be more thoughtful in our spending (or saving our money), but also raises some ideas of how to utilize our funds more thriftily. In having a yard sale, Jamie and his parents are able to rid themselves of all of the wasteful things they own, while benefiting people who would not usually be able to afford such luxuries. Not only were others given a unique opportunity with the yard sale, but Jamie and his folks were able to appreciate how much the “less is more” approach can be in one’s own home. I recommend Too Many Things! to adults and children alike, showing that sometimes others can benefit from the sale of items in your home, which would otherwise gather dust, and that your bank balance could start to regain its healthy status.