Thursday, August 27, 2009

Book Review: Tree House in a Storm by Rachelle Burk

Good morning Bloggerville reading fans. Zebee here.

We are right in the middle of hurricane season! Remember last year when our boss Joy was going through storm after storm in Puerto Rico? I sure do!

Today's book is about hurricane Betsy and her visit to New Orleans back in 1965. Joy's friend, Rachelle Burk wrote this story and she read it to us this morning. I'm glad we live in the 'V Zoo' and don't have to worry about hurricanes!

Here's Joy's review:

Kenny and his sister Allison are growing up in New Orleans back in the 1960’s. Their favorite way to spend the day is up in their tree house they built together. Then along comes hurricane Betsy and not only destroys people’s homes, but also takes down the mighty oak tree where their tree house is. But keep reading because there is a happy ending.
This story not only teaches about how to deal with loss but also how to rebuild. Rachelle’s personal experience of living through a devastating hurricane is felt through the lives of her characters Kenny and Allison. She shows you what life is like, before and after the storm.

Rex Schneider did a wonderful job illustrating this story. His illustrations give you the feel of the 60’s and show how magnificent a child’s imagination can be.

Rachelle has all kids of fun things for you to do over at her site, Tree House in a Storm. She has coloring pages, puzzles, word games and more. Have fun!

Where can you buy her book?

At Amazon: Tree House in a Storm

Also, a portion of the proceeds will go to Habitat for Humanity in New Orleans, as well as the American Red Cross of Central New Jersey.

See you back here Sunday with more zoo news. If you want me to talk about what's going on at your local zoo, leave me a comment and I'll post it on Sunday. Thanks!

posted by Zebee aka Joy Delgado
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