Category: Jean Matthew Hall

Picture Books – Friendship

Jean Matthew Hall has reviewed about 200 picture books over the past two years. The next few blog posts will list these picture books by theme and/or category for your easy reference. The titles are linked to the reviews. The following picture books are…

Picture Books-Individuality

Titles link to Jean’s reviews of the books Violet the Pilot Blue Ethel Mary Had a Little Glam Beautiful

BULLY

Bully was written and illustrated by Jennifer Sattler. Sleeping Bear Press published it in 2018. Bully is a frog in a pond full of lilies. Bully wants all the lilies all to himself The story traces Bully’s rude, selfish treatment of other creatures in…

Picture Books-Cooperation & Community

Jean Matthew Hall has reviewed about 200 picture books over the past two years. The next few blog posts will list these picture books by theme and/or category for your easy reference. These titles are linked to Jean’s reviews. The Inventor’s Secret Anything Is…

Picture Books-Women

Mary Shelley Libba Lizard Lady Jane Austen Jane Austen for Kids by Nancy I. Sanders

WELCOME

Welcome to Jean Matthew Hall’s home on the web. By clicking on the Menu tabs above I hope you’ll find bushels of useful information. Whether you are a fellow writer, a fellow parent or grandparent, or a fellow teacher there’s something here for you….

Be A Good Dragon

Be a Good Dragon was written and illustrated by Kurt Cyrus, and published in 2018 by Sleeping Bear Press. Poor Enzo the Dragon! He has a terrible cold and is sneezing without control. But Enzo isn’t the only one suffering. Each sneeze spews flames…

Not Enough Protection-Sunburn

For swimming and playing outdoors sunscreen protection is a must! A few weeks ago I visited with my daughter and grandchildren in North Carolina. We tried to cram as much fun as possible into my ten-day visit. I cooked their favorite meals and spoiled…

Parenting-Developing Roots

Developing roots is essential to the growth of trees. Just as it is with the growth of our children. About five years ago I bought a fig tree cutting at a yard sale. It’s now about seven feet tall and dotted with newborn figs….

Badger’s Perfect Garden

From Jean Matthew Hall a 2019 Picture Book Review – Badger’s Perfect Garden. Badger’s Perfect Garden was written by Marsha Diane Arnold and illustrated (delightfully) by Ramona Kaulitzki. It was published in 2019 by Sleeping Bear Press. Badger’s touching story is beautifully illustrated by…

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