Sunday, April 24, 2016

The Broken Cart. Book 5 in The Artt of Early Learning Series...Written by D.A. Batrowny, Illustrated by M. Hernandez

As Smart Artt grows up, his adventures become more and more exciting and unique. And help impress upon both child and parent readers, that childhood can and should be a time of new excitement that is also a fun learning process. Who can deny the sheer joy of attending a circus for the first time?  As usual, Artt not only attends, but becomes an active participant in his first circus experience. As he engages with a variety of animals, he uses his wit to fix problems that would challenge a child who's parents had not worked with him to develop his outlook and abilities. Smart Art never sets out on adventures for the sheer purpose of mischief, but mainly to be helpful. And by doing so, sets a splendid example for children who will read about him and view him as their friend. Not to be overlooked in this book series is the fantastic work of the illustrator, Diana M. Hern├índez, who brings each new experience in Smart Artt's life alive in such a poignant and precise way.

Don't Touch That Dart- Book 4 of The Artt of Early Learning Series...Written by D.A. Batrowny, Illustrated by Diana M. Hernandez

This story of our beloved Smart Artt explores some of the greatest fears and grandest adventures of Parents and Children. In this case, the fear of what may happen when we leave our youngster in someone's care, even if it is a close relative.  And the adventure of exploring and getting into things that all children of vibrancy enjoy, which can often lead to scary results. Fortunately in this case, Smart Art's antics, brought about by his usual intelligent and curious nature, end happily. Even if it does end with his Aunt clutching to the ceiling fan for dear life! Find out what happens in between and enjoy this author's increasing use of humor, as you share in another adventure with her developmental genius, Smart Art.

The Artt of Early Learning Series- The Lemon Tart, (Book 3) Written by D.A. Batrowny, Illustrated by Diana M. Hernandez

Having read and reviewed the previous two books in this series, I was thrilled to get the opportunity to continue sharing thoughts on these truly special works. Once again, this book is presented in a fashion that is just as much helpful to a parent as it is a child. The introductory comments as well as the concluding words include information that will help parents of young children develop good qualities in their child from the beginning, and to recognize milestones in the development, or the lack of reaching these milestones so they can know how to proceed with the work they must do.  In this story, Smart Artt not only shows intellect, but also thoughtfulness in helping the other children in his Nursery to feel better during a crying episode. He uses what's available to him, what he has at hand to work with... in this case a delicious lemony desert, and friendly black dog named Onyx, to get the job done. Smart Art once again proves to be a leader and helper among his peers, and teaches a lesson of ingenuity at the same time.