Miriam Hurdle has been on the shelves of the main Cafe and Bookstore for some years but now adds her new book Tina Lost in a Crowd to the shelves of the Children’s Reading Room.
About the book
Tina invited her friend Erica to attend a popular Tchaikovsky’s Spectacular concert on a summer evening with her parents. During the intermission, her dad left the seat to buy some snacks. Tina and Erica followed him wanting to use the restroom. The shoving crowd pushed them away, and they lost sight of him. It would be impossible to fight through the 18,000 people to find him or go back to Tina’s mom. What would the girls do?
This story tells about what happened to Tina and Erica after they got lost. Children can adapt to the learning from different situations they may observe or encounter. Adults could have discussions with the children about the situations to help them develop problem-solving skills.
One of the early reviews for the book
Miriam Hurdle’s Tina Lost in a Crowd (2021) is a delightful story! Third grader Tina is looking forward to her summer activities before entering fourth grade. She loves learning but also loves doing it outside the schoolhouse. She and her mom create a list of her top ten activities, one of which is a concert at California’s famed Hollywood Bowl with its outdoor venue. In the company of her parents and best friend, they start the evening with the traditional picnic to be followed by a symphonic concert. All goes well until Tina and her friend need to use the restroom and get lost in the gargantuan crowd of concert attendees. Thanks to wise advice Tina and her friend follow for just such a circumstance, the story has a happen ending.
This wonderful story touches on so many topics parents will appreciate–the end of a school year, planning summer activities, and most importantly, what to do when their young child gets lost in a crowd. The pictures are stunning. Colors are vibrant and context is deeply tied to the story which serves visual learners as well as textual. I can easily envision parents, teachers, and homeschoolers reading this story aloud to their classes. I love everything about this book.
And don’t forget to read the authors note at the end to find a personal tie in between this story and the author.
Also by Miriam Hurdle for adults
About Miriam Hurdle
Miriam Hurdle is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). She published four children’s books at twenty-six years old. Her poetry collection received the Solo “Medalist Winner” for the New Apple Summer eBook Award and achieved bestseller status on Amazon.
Miriam writes poetry, short stories, memoir, and children’s books. She earned a Doctor of Education from the University of La Verne in California. After two years of rehabilitation counseling, fifteen years of public-school teaching and ten years in school district administration, she retired and enjoys life with her husband in southern California, and the visits to her daughter, son-in-law, and granddaughters in Oregon. When not writing, she engages in blogging, gardening, photography, and traveling.
Thanks for dropping in today and it would be great if you could spread the news of Miriam’s latest release.. thanks Sally.