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~Meet Jennifer Pereyra ~In terms of a summary of the book and the story behind it, well it all started when my oldest daughter, Rebeca, began questioning why my husband and I dropped her and her baby sister off at pre-school every day. As I began to think of how I would respond to her, I was reminded of my own trials and tribulations as a five-year-old starting kindergarten.
The year was 1983 and I wore my brand new red dress and Buster Brown shoes. The first day of school wasn't altogether that bad. However, the tearful days that followed culminated with my mother finding me on the front porch of our house crying my eyes out. I had actually walked home from school, alone. She had dropped me off one morning at the front door but I never made it all the way to my classroom. I turned around and made my way back home, sure that I was never going to go back. So here I am today, a college graduate, a wife, a successful working mother of two young daughters of my own, and a published author. Obviously, I did end up returning to kindergarten. It was all because of my teacher sharing with me the story of "The Little Engine That Could" by Watty Piper, and the words, “I think I can, I think I can”. That book became my security blanket of sorts and ultimately helped to turn fear into strength and inspired a life-long love of learning.
Fast forward a few years (okay, many years), remembering how helpful that book was to me at that age, I began my search for a story that would help me to answer my daughter’s questions in a simple, yet entertaining way. Shockingly, I found the children’s picture book market to be devoid of stories about families with two working parents. As such, one sunny Saturday afternoon I sat down at the kitchen table with a carpenter’s pencil and a piece of computer printer paper and began to write. Shortly thereafter I had to travel out of town for a national meeting and shared with some of my colleagues the result of my efforts. Quite unexpectedly, I was met with incredible words of encouragement, many commenting, “you have to get this published…there’s nothing out there like this.” I shared the story with the director at my daughters’ school who responded, “I have goose bumps. That’s the kind of book I need. That’s exactly what our parents go through every day.” It is my dream that this book, and those I have in mind to follow, will be as influential in the lives of young children and their caregivers as, "The Little Engine That Could", was in mine.
Description of the book:
Rebeca doesn't want her parents to leave every day. But then Mommy explains why she and Daddy must go, to make a living and provide for their girls. Young children will love the fanciful rhymes and find reassurance when they understand why "Mommy and Daddy work to Make Some Dough". Jennifer Pereyra's charming tale is an excellent story for the children of working parents.
About the author:
Jennifer Pereyra has sought balance between her career and home life. While earning her B.A. from Lake Forest College, Jennifer studied in Madrid, where she met her husband, Ignacio. They are now raising their daughters in Columbus, NJ.
"When I heard this story, I got goose bumps. Jennifer has perfectly captured what our families experience every day. The rhyming and authenticity will entertain both child and parent alike." --Denise Johnson, center director, The Goddard School, Bordentown, NJ
The official release date of the book is April 5th at which point it will be available to be ordered wherever books are sold. For pre-release autographed copies, I can be contacted directly at www.facebook.com/jpauthor or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The book is also an eLIVE book, meaning each printed copy contains a special code redeemable for the free download of the audio version of the book.
The cost is $9.99+tax and applicable S&H. For any of your readers who place an order directly through me, they should mention the discount code MPOV1 and I will extend a 10% discount
~Glenda's Point of view~
Mommy & Daddy Work To make Some DoughJennifer Lynn Pereyra
I was a single mom for many years and I remember getting my daughter
ready for daycare and how much she would beg me to stay home with her.
I wish I had this book then to share with her as it would have made it so much
easier to explain.
Plus it might have kept us both from being so frustrated.
Many days I would walk in my office crying as I had to leave her.
This time around I get to stay home with my son who is 3 but if I ever have
to go to work I can tell you I will purchase this book to share with him.
Plus I will get a copy for his teacher to read to him as well.
As I think it would help us both.
So Please go get yourself a copy and let me know what you think of it.
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