Sunday, August 18, 2013

I Want to Help by Diane Adams, illustrated by Nancy Hayashi ~ Peachtree Back to School Giveaway

About Book
Emily Pearl already knows a lot. She can count to fourteen. She can write her own name. She can tell what is different and what is the same. And she's still quite sure she can do things herself. Not only that, she wants to be the perfect helper for her new teacher, Ms. Glenn.
But while Emily is mastering all sorts of skills, she does need a little help herself every now and then - especially at the end of the day, when she's waiting to get picked up and is just a little bit scared.

Where to purchase: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, IndieBound

About Author and Illustrator
Diane Adams is an art and writing teacher. She has a bachelor's degree from the University of Redlands. She lives in California.
You can visit Diane Adams’s website here.

Nancy Hayashi has illustrated seven picture books, including I Can Do It Myself!, Bunny Bungalow, which won a 2000 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award; Wanda's Monster, a CCBC Choice; and What Did You Do Today?, also a CCBC Choice. She lives in California.

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Winner announced on August 24th, 2013

My Thoughts

Emily is a darling active little girl that is good at so many things. I amazes her classmates that she can even beat the boys in a race.  She has so much energy that she is more than willing to clean up around the classroom.  If her teacher seems to be overwhelmed Emily says, "I want to help."  But at times like when she is waiting to be picked up after school she could use a little help distracting her attention from her worrying.

This story is written in mind a little girl named Emily that is a neighbor of the author's.  The little girl is strong and helpful but she is still a child that needs help herself at times.  The illustrations are self explanatory in that small children not reading yet will understand the story just by the illustrations.  Although it would be wonderful to read along or have someone read the story for them.
Be sure to look for more books about Emily.

I highly recommend this book.

I rated this book 5 out of 5.

Disclosure:  I received a free copy of this book from Peachtree Publishers for review.  I was in no way compensated for this review.  This review is my honest opinion.


  1. This book sounds so cute! Thanks for the giveaway!


  2. I would love to win a copy of this book for my daughter! My email address is OptimisticCourtney[at]gmail[dot]com. Thank you so much!

    1. Congratulations Courtney you are the winner of
      I WANT TO HELP! I will be contacting you by email.

      Patricia aka Mamaw


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