The Sneezy Wheezy Day
- Author and Illustrator: Sharon Ceramer
- Hardcover: 38 pages
- Publisher: B & F Publishing (2012)
- Language: English
- Genre: Children’s fiction
- ISBN: 978-0-9839437-0-9
- SMRP: $14.95
Like fables of old, The Sneezy Wheezy Day’s two cougar kittens show human behavior in a way to which young readers can understand and relate. Who has not suffered from a stuffed nose, runny nose, chills and fever?
The cougar cubs play, bounce, pounce together UNTIL the brother falls ill. Together the two search for a cure. White Owl, Royal Stag, Canadian Goose, Red Fox, Razorback Hog, and Grizzly Old Bear all suggest things that, unfortunately, do not work. Then the sister comes up with an idea. She gives him tea, wraps him up warm, and sends him to rest. It works. It is nice to know someone really cares.
Accompanying the story is artworks rich in browns, yellows, oranges, and greens. It looks lovely and has the feel of nature. It helps show children’s perspectives and emotions. It works together with the rhymed verses to show things like wonder, playfulness, and faith. What reader, young or old, cannot smile at the humor of a cat hairless, shaved?
The Sneezy Wheezy Day has some words difficult for beginning readers; therefore, it probably works best as a bedtime story for someone to read aloud to the child the first time around. However, since the story is so identifiable, emerging readers can return to it time and time again to appreciate the art of words and the brush, relationships, and environment.
I just returned from visiting grandbaby Princess. She loved my reading it to her so much the first night that she had me read it to her every day until I left. She loved the tiny birds, insects, and animals incorporated into every picture. It was like a miniature search and find.
The Sneezy Wheezy Day is the third in the Cougar Cub Tales Series. Like it? Then check out Lost and Alone and/or I’m Just Like You.
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