According to Abbey

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Dog Ear Publishing, 2005 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 26 pages
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A joyous day in which a mother learns the true wisdom of a child.
An enchanting story, "According to Abbey" was inspired by the author's 4 year old daughter and her own unique perception of everyday life. "According to Abbey" introduces children to the use of opposites, initiates parent-child interaction through a Hide and Seek game within each illustration, and maybe most importantly, the moral of the story which suggests that each day spent with your child is a gift that shouldn't be taken for granted.
The story, told with a poetic voice, is both entertaining and educational for children because they follow Abbey in everyday life. They watch her as she strives to get her Mom to put down the dish towel and pick up the Barbies. Mom struggles for a while trying to find the balance between housework and playing with her energetic four year old.
Children are captivated by the illustrations and find themselves quickly turning the page to see what Abbey will do next.
Like Nathan's Wish (Cyndi's first children's book published in 2004) this story teaches us that life is much easier when seen through the eyes of a child...
About The Author:
Having studied with the Institute of Children's Literature, Cyndi is thrilled to see her second children's book, "According to Abbey" come to print. In addition to being donated to area libraries and schools, Cyndi's books are donated to area hospitals as a thank you to the doctors and nurses that care for our children when needed."

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Having studied with the Institute of Children's Literature, Cyndi is thrilled to see her first Children's Book come to print. Although written over 10 years ago, Nathan's Wish was kept alive by a core group of supporters who remembered the story when they had young children of their own. These are the friends that read Nathan's Wish to their children from the original, hand written, loose leaf pages it was created on. May this published version replace those precious weathered copies. Special thanks to these loyal friends and all of those who believed in Nathan's Wish all these years. This book is for you.

Cyndi resides in Douglassville, Pennsylvania with her husband Ted and their two children Jacob (6) and Abbey (3).

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