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Change Is Strange

Maker - Ricki Booker

Maker Story

Cool Books for Special Times

If parental instincts were always spot-on, I’d never have left a paint tray and roller unattended and within the reach of my three-year-old son when the doorbell rang. Needless to say, I learned that lesson the hard way. But some of life’s major moments are too important to leave to seat-of-the-pants parenting.

When it's time for a little kid to make a big change, from a new sibling to a new school, the _Change Is Strange_ series of personalized books from mother-daughter team Penny Asher and Ricki Booker is a welcome resource. Charlie (who hijacked my paint roller) loves hearing his name and the name of his new school in his book, _My First Day of School_. The little details -- such as working the title of Charlie’s favorite story into the text -- make a big difference: Every time we get to the part where the teacher reads _The Cat in the Hat_ to the class, Charlie says, “Hey, I have that book, too!”

To help Sam, who’s nearly two, begin to separate from his beloved pacifier, we took a tip from his personalized _No More Pacifier_ book and created a special container (using the cool, briefcase-like box the books were shipped in) for storing it during the day.

Throughout the series, the graphics make the books even more special. The wildly colorful illustrations provide a busy backdrop for the good advice and gentle reassurances -- just like in life.

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Discovered 3/2/2009

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Maker Story

Cool Books for Special Times

If parental instincts were always spot-on, I’d never have left a paint tray and roller unattended and within the reach of my three-year-old son when the doorbell rang. Needless to say, I learned that lesson the hard way. But some of life’s major moments are too important to leave to seat-of-the-pants parenting.

When it's time for a little kid to make a big change, from a new sibling to a new school, the _Change Is Strange_ series of personalized books from mother-daughter team Penny Asher and Ricki Booker is a welcome resource. Charlie (who hijacked my paint roller) loves hearing his name and the name of his new school in his book, _My First Day of School_. The little details -- such as working the title of Charlie’s favorite story into the text -- make a big difference: Every time we get to the part where the teacher reads _The Cat in the Hat_ to the class, Charlie says, “Hey, I have that book, too!”

To help Sam, who’s nearly two, begin to separate from his beloved pacifier, we took a tip from his personalized _No More Pacifier_ book and created a special container (using the cool, briefcase-like box the books were shipped in) for storing it during the day.

Throughout the series, the graphics make the books even more special. The wildly colorful illustrations provide a busy backdrop for the good advice and gentle reassurances -- just like in life.