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HAPPY HALLOWEEN RULES!

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Enjoy your Halloween. But here’s a reminder of having a safe Halloween, too.

Plan Your Route & Stick to It – 

A few days before Halloween, sit down with your kids and help them map out the route for trick-or-treating. Choose an area that:

  • Is safe
  • Has sidewalks
  • Is a self-contained neighborhood
  • Is well-lit
  • Is highly populated, and
  • Is familiar to them

Let them know, too, that you’ll be expecting them to stay in the area where they said they’d be.

Trick-or-Treat in a Group – 

There’s safety in numbers, so make sure that your kids trick-or-treat as a group—and to stick together throughout the evening. If you’re not entirely comfortable with the thought of your kids trick-or-treating without an adult, make plans to stay nearby (on the sidewalk or in your car). In addition, talk with your kids ahead of time about what to do if one of their friends wants to head home early or break off and trick-or-treat alone or with another group.

Head Out –– and Back Home –– Early – 

In most towns, trick-or-treating begins before dark and ends by 8:30 or 9:00 p.m. Let your kids know when you expect them to be home, and use your cell phones to check in with one another periodically. (Remind them to charge their phones ahead of time and keep the ringers on while they’re trick-or-treating, too.)

Use Common Sense – 

  • Never to enter the home of someone they don’t know—even when they’re with a friend.
  • Not to take rides from anyone without your permission.
  • What to do if they’re approached by someone in a car or by a group of older kids looking to stir up trouble.
  • No to eat their loot until after they get home and you have a chance to inspect it. (This is a tough one, but it’s still the safest route.)

Stay Calm in an Emergency – 

It’s easy to get spooked on Halloween. So talk with your kids ahead of time about what could go wrong, and make sure they know what to do during an emergency.

Jenny

 

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QUILTING!

Hello guys,

Well, it’s me again. I have a little time and I wanted to let you all know that while I am finishing up my new book on Junior Rabbit, I also had some time to complete a project that is near and dear to me—QUILTING. I love doing projects, especially ones  where I get to use my hands. I love quilting. I just wanted to share with you all that I completed a couple of quilts this summer. You can see one of them below.  

In the first picture, you see a picture of my grandson. In the other picture you can see photos of different people. See, I told you that if you want to there are so many other things that you can discover by reading. I bet if you went to the library right now, you can find a book on quilting and get all kinds of ideas for quilts. So, get to the library this weekend if you can. The world is waiting to be discovered there at the library. Until next time….

Jenny

 

JUNIOR RABBIT IN ON THE MOVE!

Hi Guys,

Easter bunny lookingBoy, oh boy! It has been a while since I was able to talk to you guys. But I want you to know that I’ve had a time, keeping up with my friend Junior Rabbit.  He’s on the go right now. I have to find out where he is because he’s been traveling. You’ll find out, too, in a couple of months where his first adventure will be. 

 

 

Now remember guys, it’s Summer and there’s so much fun to be had. You’ll be visiting friends in different states, going to the park and amusements parks, having barbeques, swimming, bike riding, scooter riding and so much more.

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Just don’t forget that while you’re having all of that fun, there’s a world of fun to be had at the Library. At the Library you can get a book about origami and how to make figures, you can even become the hero in a far away country. You can help others who don’t have what you have. You know that your little brothers and sisters and you little cousins and nieces and nephews will love to have you read Junior Rabbit to them and even Loony the Loon to them. baby reading a bookThey will laugh at the funny sounds you make while they imagine the story you are reading to them. So, let’s be sure that reading a book a day is on our list of fun things to do this Summer.

 

Talk to you later! I’m on my way to a family reunion!

Jenny

MEMORIAL DAY

Happy Memorial Day

Guys,

While we were having fun barbecuing, eating watermelon, and hotdogs, and hamburger grilled outside, and drinking our favorite drinks and playing yesterday, it was such fun. But do you know that it was because of the meaning of this day, Memorial Day, that we could have such fun. So let’s see what makes it so special:

Memorial Day is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971.

Reference: http://www.history.com/topics/holidays/memorial-day-history

So, remember to thank God for all those men and women who served in this great country’s military so that we can have fun on Memorial Day.

Jenny

SPECIAL FRIENDS ARE THE BEST!

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Hello Guys,

I love this picture because it shows a little kid, laughing and very happy. She’s excited about her life, even though she is in a wheelchair. That’s great isn’t it. Just like you and me she likes reading, video games, her own cell phone, ice cream, the movies, sports and more. I am sure she likes to have a couple of really good friends to sit at lunch with her in the lunch room and call her and just to have fun with. 

In fact we all like those things. So, the next time while you’re in school or at the mall or outside playing or even at the community swimming pool and you see a special child, whether in a wheel chair or walking with braces on his or her legs or maybe even unable to communicate regular, like we know it, think to yourself: “Hey, there’s someone who might be a really good friend to me and I can be a really good friend to him or her.” 

Let me tell you, special friends are the best.  Talk to you later.

Jenny

BOOK SIGNING PHOTOS

Hi Guys,

Well, I had a wonderful time at my book signing and reading Junior Rabbit Learns About Christmas at an elementary school in a suburb of Detroit. You can see some of the pics below. I had a wonderful time and so did the children. In case you don’t know it, that’s me in the elf outfit. We had loads of fun.  I told you that reading is a lot of fun especially when you get together with others and have a reading party. I want you to see how much fun I had and enjoy the pictures. Have a wonderful and fun and safe Merry Christmas and a beautiful New Year.

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READING CATCHES ON!

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Hi Guys,

This is  Bookman. I haven’t been here for a while because I have been reading and helping others during this beautiful summer season to get the fever for reading. In fact, we heard that Jenny had a reading party with some of her friends. Well, when we heard about that, we said we wanted to have a reading party, too.

So, I got with Junior Rabbit and he got Junior Rabbit full pagewith some of his friends and before we knew it, lots of guys and gals were reading and having fun doing it. See, if you like to read and enjoy reading to others, before long, a lot of others will catch on, too. I gotta go, but remember to keep it simple (AND FUN) read a book! Check out the readers below.  

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