Posted tagged ‘Eliza Wheeler’

WHEN YOU ARE BRAVE

September 5, 2019

Have you ever been scared? What do you do? How do you handle it?

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Pat Zietlow Miller shows us how one little girl overcomes her fear in her picture book WHEN YOU ARE BRAVE.  Miller’s simple text that includes similes speaks to readers. Through the eyes of the little girl, readers are inspired to look deep inside and find the courage to overcome fear. Eliza Wheeler’s accompanying illustrations use dark tones to depict the fear the little girl feels at the beginning of the story. With each page turn, the mood of the story changes. The turning point in the book is expressed beautifully in words and illustrations.

You can make your courage so big it brightens your heart, fills your fingers, and flows to your toes.”

Wheeler’s illustrations become colorful and bright, and Miller’s text circles back to the beginning for a very satisfying ending. This is a perfect book to share with youngsters who may be feeling anxious.

 

 

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WHEREVER YOU GO

May 19, 2016

My niece graduated with honors from the University of Wisconsin-Madison this past weekend.

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We celebrated her success in a stadium filled with proud parents, relatives, and friends.

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I’d like to say the day was perfect, but that would be an understatement. The problem was the weather. It felt more like January than May. The temperature was thirty degrees, the wind was blowing between fifteen and twenty miles per hour, and the sky was spitting snow and sleet pellets. Not even keynote speaker Russell Wilson, a UW graduate and Seahawks quarterback, could warm the cockles of my heart.

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Despite the highly unusual weather, we were proud to see our niece graduate and embark upon the next steps to achieve her career goals. “On Wisconsin!”

So what do you give as a gift to a graduate? Money, of course, that’s always appreciated. But if you want to give a gift that’s from the heart, choose Pat Zietlow Miller‘s book, WHEREVER YOU GO.

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Eliza Wheeler‘s enchanting illustrations and Miller’s rhythmic text take the reader on a wondrous journey of roads that “bend, merge, zoom, climb, …” This book is perfect for graduates as they decide which road they will choose.

 

 


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