I am not very good at sticking to a schedule and having a recurring theme when it comes to the articles on FertileBrains. As many of you, my regular readers would have noticed, I start a series and then halfway down the road, I discontinue it without a proper farewell. Well, this series named “Free e-book of the week” I am hoping is going to be different because it combines two of my favorite things – Books and Free 😉 This is my way of nudging the hibernating (ahem! to be honest, almost on the verge of a coma) bookworm in me (and hopefully in many other parents out there like me) out of slumber and back into the reading habit.
Through this series, I hope to introduce good e-books and authors to FertileBrains Readers and in the process re-ignite my and others love for books. I will be talking mostly about parenting books and children’s books in this series but may digress from time to time to include any other interesting reads I may encounter on the way. I fervently hope that I do deviate from time to time because frankly, I can’t remember the last time I read a grown-up book!
Anyway, today I will start easy and will discuss a fun kid’s bedtime book about being helpful, teamwork and kindness. The book is called “One Hundred Eggs for Henrietta” and is available for free at Amazon’s Kindle store this week.
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About The Book
Henrietta, the hen in charge of Easter Eggs is worried because Farmer Johnson has invited 100 children of the village to Easter Egg Hunt two days before the event! The book follows Henrietta’s endeavor to collect, color and hide the eggs with the help of other animals on the farm before the children arrive. She manages to get to 99, but what about the 100th egg – Will she succeed?
- The book has a sense of urgency as the hours get closer to Easter and Henrietta is still not finished getting the 100 eggs ready. Kids would love to read it till the end to know what happens.
- The illustrations are beautiful and endearing just like the author’s other books and the language are easy, but not overly so, introducing beginning readers to many new words.
- What I missed though was the rhyming in the sentences which I and Sonny had loved in Sally Huss’s other book “What’s Pete’s Secret?“
- Nonetheless, it is a good book to have in your child’s bedtime collection and teaches them many qualities like graceful leadership, teamwork, helping each other and using each other’s strengths wherever they fit the best.
- The ending statement “The end but not the end of helping and celebrating” serves as the moral of the story and is the hallmark of all Sally Huss Books.
About The Author
Author Sally Huss’ writing/painting of over 30 years has been described as bright and cheery – All her children’s books bear the byline “Another Happy Book” and they aptly describe the positivity shared in each one of them. From U.S. and Wimbledon Junior Champion to a semi-finalist in the Women’s division at Wimbledon to successful Children and Adult Book Author, Sally Huss has done it all and done it well. Please visit her website http://www.sallyhuss.com/ to know more about her and her books. There are also links available for additional free e-books and beautifully designed “Certificates of Merit” to present to children for being helpful, kind, respectful etc. (Themes are based on each of Author Sally Huss’ books). Again, don’t forget to check out the Art tab on the website also which takes you to Author’s Fine Art America profile which contains beautifully illustrated posters, messages etc.
Disclaimer: The book showcased in this series is available for free on Kindle at the time of publishing this post. However, FertileBrains has no control over when the book’s value changes or if the book goes out of circulation. It is solely on the discretion and ownership of the showcased book’s author.