Sunday, August 12, 2012

Review and Guest Post: The Adventures of Baby Jaimie: Baby Jaimie Has A Crush by Jaimie Hope

From the minute she met him everyone thought Baby Jaimie's first crush was Derek. Derek even thought so. That's why he asked her first grade teacher, Mrs. Smith if he could come visit her. The day of the visit didn't go as planned. While Derek was introducing himself a new student, Jack, entered the room and stole everyone's attention. Especially Baby Jaimie's. For that reason Derek took an instant disliking to the new kid. Baby Jaimie is forced to choose between Derek and Jack and she doesn't know what to do. Is there a way to combine old friends with new friends? Can't they all just get along? Find out in The Adventures of Baby Jaimie: Baby Jaimie Has A Crush.
Source: Received the book from the author in exchange for an honest review. Did not receive any payment for review.
My Review Baby Jaimie was excited that her friend Derek was coming to her class for show and tell. Derek told the class about his first meeting with Baby Jaimie. The other children asked Derek if he would do a wheelie in his wheelchair. Their presentation was cut short when a new boy arrived to class. Baby Jaimie was trying to accommodate the boy because the other children weren't as kind. This made her friend Derek a bit jealous. This was an excellent story. It's very true to life when it comes to children. Truth be told, some children may laugh at others that are different than themselves. This is the case with Baby Jaimie's new classmate, Jack. She goes out of her way to make her new friend feel comfortable in his new class. This causes some jealousy from her friend Derek. These are all trials that we may have faced one time or another. It also teaches about acceptance, which is an extremely important thing for children to learn. I would highly recommend this book for any school age child. You're never too old to learn a lesson.

Guest Post
By now I would hope you all are familiar with me, but for those of you who may not be, allow me to introduce myself. My name is Jaimie Hope and although I've written books in different genres I consider myself to be a children's author first and foremost. My series, The Adventures of Baby Jaimie, revolves around a disabled main character, Baby Jaimie. The character and most of the story lines are based on my own experiences growing up with Spina Bifida. For that reason, people assume writing the series is easy. You know what they say about assuming, don't you? Well, that would definitely be the case here as well. Writing for children isn't as easy as it looks. While it may be true that most picture books contain a few pages of actual text that doesn't mean it's easy. In fact, only having a few pages to get your point across is what makes it hard. Also, you can't use the same language when writing for children as you can for young adults and adults. The words need to be kept simple, but not so simple that it appears the author is talking down to the audience. That is a tough balance to strike. I have been told, privately by one reviewer that Baby Jaimie's voice doesn't sound very childlike. I personally didn't see this as true, but I will say this, that one comment made me focus so much more on Baby Jaimie's dialogue in this book. I think I've done a fair job, but I'll let you decide. If you've read my book, The Adventures of Baby Jaimie: Baby Jaimie Has A Crush I await your opinion. I can be reached directly by email at [email protected]. If you'd like to keep up with what I'm doing feel free to connect with me.

About Jaimie
Jaimie Hope was born November 3, 1976 in New York. It wasn't until high school, where she joined the newspaper staff, that she decided she wanted to be a writer. After graduation, writing was put aside for a while. The author went to college and received an Associates degree in 1999. Then she moved to Florida where she was an active volunteer in the local historical society and remained active in the arts. It wasn't until 2005 that Jaimie wrote her first children's book, The Adventures of Baby Jaimie, published in 2006 and Who Says You Can"t Go Home? in 2008. The Adventures of Baby Jaimie: Baby Jaimie Goes to School in 2010. Her Autobiography, Roll With It followed by the third volume in her children's series, The Adventures of Baby Jaimie: Baby Jaimie Gets Stage Fright, and her first Paranormal Romance, When You Come Back To Me Again were released in 2011. Finally, The Adventures of Baby Jaimie: Baby Jaimie Has a Crush was released in 2012. What's next for this author? Currently, she has the fifth volume in the Baby Jaimie series under contract and a couple novels are also in the works.
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