Grandma's Jewelry Box by Cindy Bandy O'Brien, ISBN 9780938467700, 32 pages, 6x9 paperback, Retail $9.95
JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Multigenerational
A Headline Kids Educational Series Book
This book will inspire parents, grandparents, and children to share their stories. The author remembers poring over her mother’s jewelry, asking about certain pieces just to hear the stories again.
Children are surprised and fascinated to think of the past adventures and the history of the adults in their lives.
As Grandma says:
Gold and silver, gems and jewels are certainly a treasure
But the tales and memories they keep, that’s what gives us pleasure!
About the Author
Cindy O'Brien has worked in the early childhood field for nearly forty years as a teacher, specialist and mother (although her children quickly outgrew her specialization!). She taught in Montessori, Head Start, and public school settings. With Head Start, she worked as a teacher, parent involvement specialist, education coordinator and curriculum specialist. Cindy lives in Morgantown, WV
O'Brien, an award-winning author, says she has learned so much from kids and has used that knowledge to create books and programs for teachers and parents. Her stories reflect concerns from a kid's point of view, with illustrations that will inspire children to do art with simple materials that can spark conversations about feelings and emotions. O'Brien's book, Agitated, was named best Self-Improvement Book (Ages 5 8 ) by the Mom's Choice Awards, which honors the best in family-friendly products.