Bennie can’t wait to run to the park to play with his friends. After eating his breakfast, Mom offers him a cookie — something she has never allowed before. It’s just the beginning of a day full of surprises. But when Bennie returns home, he is in for the biggest surprise of all! This is a children’s Picturebook.
Cookies for Breakfast is loads of fun, even for an adult! I must admit to thinking those were “happy cookies” Bernie ate (if you know what I mean.)
The most important element I find in Michelle’s books for children is these aren’t your “See Dick and Jane” books. The style is very mature, it doesn’t talk down to children; the grammar includes much more complex sentences and words than books typical for the genre. This really means these books seem to be written for reading and reacting WITH your children. This, to me, is very important.
The plot itself … well, I don’t want to give it away, let me just hint … The 9th season of Dallas.
~ Aaron Yeagle
About Michele Medlyn
Michele L. Medlyn was born in Mesa, Arizona. Although she lived in Texas for a few years, her roots are in Arizona, and she moved back for the last time in 1990, where she eventually met and married her husband, Ken. Having an active imagination as a child, Michele spent her childhood “pretending” with her best friend, playing cowboys and Indians, spies, dolls and anything else they could think of. Over the years, Michele doodled pictures and penned poetry for both adults and children, usually with some humor involved or a twist at the end. She even wrote a poem about her grandmother’s 60-year-old hair that grandma couldn’t reach to shave! Having discovered she also had a talent for music at the age of 12, she spent much of her teenage years playing the violin and singing with a trio. The young trio found some popularity in their community and also performed on a local television show, competing in a talent competition up against none other than the now-famous Wayne Newton, who was a young teenager himself at the time, singing locally with his brother, Jerry. Although writing is her current focus, Michele continues to sing whenever the opportunity arises and now enjoys being able to direct her church choir as well.
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