From award-winning author Carole P. Roman comes a new chapter book featuring Susannah Logan, a young student having a very bad day.
It all begins with homework trouble and an invitation to a sleepover that she doesn’t want to go to. Would you want to go to a sleepover in a creepy house? Rather than dealing with her problems, Susannah stuffs them into her backpack. But how much can a backpack take? Will she be able to confront her worries before the backpack bursts? Or will she just continue to hide them away?
Join Susannah and her friends in this story sure to charm busy young readers everywhere.
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“Like the proverbial albatross around one’s neck!”
Five Star Review on Amazon By Clark Slomin
Even as an adult (over 50) I’ve enjoyed Carol Roman’s picture book, “Captain No Beard,” so it would come as no surprise that I’d enjoy Roman’s latest, an early reader chapter book; “Oh Susannah: It’s in the Bag.” What was surprising, however, was that I was expecting a light-hearted and breezy tale!
Susannah is not unlike any other grade school student. She has the usual unwritten list of responsibilities at home and classroom, domestic and social obligations, and seemingly trivial tasks. Her mother constantly reminds her of some of these, her teacher – others, and her friend – yet another. However, Susanna somehow allows one small thing on the list to lapse into a problem, and the next thing she knows, EVERYTHING in her life becomes a big problem; all accumulating into the physical and metaphorical small confines of her backpack! She lugs the thing through school and home like the proverbial albatross around one’s neck, ultimately disposing of it under her bed, which subsequently finds its way into a nightmare as she sleeps!
I found myself feeling her stress as I read through the chapters – much of it rushing back from my own experience as a grade-schooler decades ago, but also from my current life of never-ending adult multitasking.
I’m never one to reveal a book’s conclusion in my reviews, but I will say that although this was an enjoyable read, it did end up with some valuable lessons and advice. Carol Roman knows how to combine entertainment with education in nearly everything she writes, without sounding preachy.
Kids will enjoy this book as much as I did, if not more!
About the Author
Carole P. Roman is the award-winning author of over fifty children’s books. Whether it’s pirates, princesses, or discovering the world around us, her books have enchanted educators, parents, and her diverse audience of children. She hosts two blog radio programs and is one of the founders of a new magazine, Indie Author’s Monthly. She’s been interviewed twice by Forbes Magazine. Carole has co-authored a self-help book, Navigating Indieworld: A Beginners Guide to Self-Publishing and Marketing. Oh Susannah is her first Early Reader Chapter book series. She lives on Long Island with her husband and near her children and grandchildren.
Her series includes:
Captain No Beard
If You Were Me and Lived in- Cultural
If You Were Me and Lived in- Historical
Oh Susannah- Early Reader
Navigating Indieworld- with co-author Julie A. Gerber
Indieworld Marketing- with co-authors Angela Hausman and Julie A. Gerber
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