#RWYK Great Read #Review – How to Eat a Peach written by Karen Schaufeld & illustrated by Kurt Schwarz
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We’re ELATED to present to you our brand NEW Certified Great Read, How to Eat a Peach by Karen Schaufeld.
Read on to learn all about this wonderful book that teaches kids to believe in themselves and work hard to achieve their goals, with a fun story!
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How to Eat a Peach by Karen Schaufeld
How much would you do to follow your passion? Squirrel’s only passion is peaches, and a farmer and a wall stand between him and his goal. This suspenseful fable is a tale of determination and an unexpected change of heart.
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Meet Children’s Author Karen Schaufeld
Karen Schaufeld is the Co-Founder of All Ages Read Together, an organization dedicated to educating children in need with free preschool programs. She is also Founder and President of 100WomenStrong, which uses strategic philanthropy to improve the lives of residents in her community. Karen resides in Northern Virginia with her husband, Fred, and has 3 children and 4 dogs. How to Eat a Peach is her third book. She previously published The Lollipop Tree and Larry and Bob.
She is currently CEO and Co-Founder of Altor Locks which has created the world’s lightest, strongest bike lock. She is an advocate for the growth of renewable energy in Virginia and a more secure and stable grid through distributed energy. To spread awareness about Virginia energy policy she founded PoweredbyFacts.com and is actively involved in the passage of renewable energy bills. She most recently collaborated to strategize with and support Win VA to elect delegates responsive to their constituents and is further supporting these efforts by forming VA Our Way to inform voters of delegates’ efforts on their behalf during the legislative session.
Learn more about Karen and her books at http://www.karenschaufeld.com/
More about Quidne Press
Quidne Press was formed to find and promote books that defy traditional publishers’ categorization. Quidne Press books are intelligent, use language and visual art beautifully, and appeal to a wide range of ages simultaneously. Our books are the antidote to simple books that are repetitive to read with dumbed down vocabulary. Each book is a work of art, pleasing to the eye and the ear, and includes a message with relevance and appeal to all ages. We encourage readers of all ages to allocate some of their precious time to read books together.
Quidne Press works with authors to design their books to be read to children of all ages. The vocabulary is advanced and should prompt questions. Children at every age will understand and interact with each book differently.
Learn more at Quidne Press.
Squirrels can be really adorable, except when they are decimating your peach trees. How to Eat a Peach by Karen Schaufeld and illustrated by Kurt Schwarz, is a deliciously sweet picture book about one such Squirrel who dreams only of peaches. Farmer Fred and Squirrel share the same passion for peaches. He is the proud owner of a beautiful peach tree that is overlooking all the other peach trees and is protected by a wall. “Tasting a peach just plucked off the branch was as close to eating heaven as you could get.” But no one, other than farmer Fred or the judges at the county fair, has ever eaten them.
The squirrel knew he was meant to be a connoisseur of peaches. On the other hand, Farmer Fred’s goal was to stop the squirrels from eating the peaches on his trees to ensure a good harvest. This tree was like a family to him so he protected its peaches by patrolling the wall with his rifle. When Squirrel discovers Farmer Fred’s tree and notices the ripened Peaches with a unique taste, texture, color, and juiciness, he is determined to climb the wall to experience the rich sweet taste of those peaches. After days of hard work, Squirrel is finally able to taste the tree’s fruit. As he closed his eyes to savor the moment, he found himself staring into the barrel of Farmer Fred’s gun. Farmer Fred couldn’t pull the trigger as he realizes that this squirrel was so determined that he built a ladder may just realize how special Tree’s peaches are and he offers to share the fruit if Squirrel helps him to keep the thieves away from his tree. The two bond over their shared life’s work, but when Girl Squirrel parachutes over the wall next summer, Squirrel finds himself protecting her. In the end, Farmer Fred learns to see things from a new perspective and the perks of sharing.
How to eat a peach is a beautiful book! The illustrations are phenomenal and the message is one that sinks deep into our soul – the joy of that comes from sharing. Sharing can be hard for young kids and when kids will see characters in this FANTASTIC story where sharing is promoted, they’ll be better able to develop this important skill. The book also communicates many other important lessons regarding dedication, following your passion and helping others…all while being absolutely enjoyable!
***Disclaimer: Many thanks to Karen Schaufeld/ Quidne Press for the opportunity to read and review his wonderful book. Please be assured that our opinions are honest.
Congratulations To Karen Schaufeld For Winning The RWYK Certified Great Read Status
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