It is a
long-standing fact that apples have been associated with teachers. Never in all
my years of school did I give a fresh apple to any of my teachers. My mother
would always give presents to our elementary school teachers at Christmas and
sometimes at the end of the school year; although we weren’t in the habit of
giving fresh fruit. I decided to ask the question; Why are apples associated
salary was barely enough to live on, especially in the small prairie towns, so
to say thank you for a job well done parents would send apples to school to
give to the teacher.
a present when no other gift could be presented.
in different colors and represent children in their varieties of sizes.
from the strongest branches on the tree after being cultivated and nurtured and
just as children are cultivated and nurtured with education they become strong
of mind and wisdom.
Being that the
2011/2012 school year is almost at an end will you be giving a present to your
child’s teacher. Will it be some type of
Chris Cloud, author of the young adult book, A Boy
Called Duct Tape is on his virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book. Today, his book is
reviewed at Cozy
with a Book is spotlighted at Visit his tour
page during the month of April to follow along his tour.
A Boy Called Duct Tape
Pablo Perez is a 12-year-old poor kid
without much going for him. His classmates have dubbed him “Duct Tape” because
his tattered discount-store sneakers are held together with…you guessed it,
duct tape. He can’t escape the bullying.
Pablo’s luck, however, changes after he
finds a $20 gold coin while swimming in a river near his home. Pablo later buys
a $1 treasure map at the county fair. The map shows the route to the “lost
treasure” of Jesse James. Pablo can’t help but wonder: Is there a link between
the map and the gold coin? He is determined to find out, and he, his 9-year-old
sister and 13-year-old cousin hire an ill-natured cave guide, and begin a
treacherous underground adventure in search of treasure.
Jaimie Hope, author of the children’s book, The
Adventures of Baby Jaimie: Baby Jaimie gets Stage Fright is on her first virtual
book tour with Pump Up Your Bookthis month of April, 2012 to talk about her
book, the writing life and her future projects. Today she will be visiting The
Children’s and Teen’s Book Connection.
The Adventures of Baby Jaimie
Baby Jaimie is in her first year of school. She has
made many new friends and learned lots of things. Now she will learn what it
means to be a team player when she is in her very first play. Follow Baby
Jaimie as she learns the lesson, there are no small parts, only small actors.
Rebecca is a freelance writer and editor in Southern California with a background in Journalism and a degree in English Literature. She specializes in non-fiction articles for the wedding and pet industry. She blogs about animals, Hollywood and books.