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This rainy Sunday afternoon I sat down to read The Penny Predicament, and couldn’t put it down.
What I liked: In The Penny Predicament Jake is a typical 12-year-old. With typical 12-year-old problems. At least he thought he was until his father lost his job. Then they went from being rich to counting pennies in the checkout line. Not to worry though, Jake has a fool-proof plan to make enough money to help out… well, maybe not fool-proof but at least helpful.
I really think that between Jake’s willingness to give of himself and the helpful references from “The Real Thing” (Bible) The Penny Predicament is sure to earn a place in your and your child’s hearts.
What I didn’t like: While I think that Jake’s behavior is typical for a 7th grader I don’t know that it’s necessarily appropriate for an 8-12-year-old to read. There were just some times that I wondered if it was a book I’d hand over to my middle-grade reading clan. However, even if I don’t share with my 8-12s I will donate it to the school’s (conservative Christian) library.
|Author:||Veola Vazquez, Lauren Boebinger Lewis (Ill)|
|Source:||Veola Vazquez sent me The Penny Predicament in exchange for an honest review.|
|Publisher & Date:||May 2016 by Double Letter Press|
|Genre:||Middle Grade Christian Fiction|
|ISBN:||0692394907 (ISBN13: 9780692394908)|
|Setting:||San Francisco, CA|
|Series:||The Coin Chronicles, #2|
The Nickel Nuisance
The Penny Predicament
In addition to her works for children, Dr. Vazquez maintains a website and blog where she provides tools for parenting and devotionals to encourage Godly living. With a specialty in childhood issues such as AD/HD and childhood depression, anxiety and trauma, she has special insight into the ways parents can be most helpful to their children. Also, as a mother herself and a wife of over 20 years, she uses her personal wisdom in conjunction with her professional experience to guide and inspire families.
With a passion for helping both children and families, Dr. Vazquez is also a Bible teacher and inspirational speaker for women’s events and mom’s groups. In addition to her inspirational teaching, she is also a professor at a Christian university in Southern California where she teaches both graduate and undergraduate psychology courses.
Finally, Dr. Vazquez loves to spend her time reading and taking walks with her family and wiener dog, Paco.
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