The Green Gem: #RWYK Certified Great Read

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#RWYK Certified Great Read #Review

The Green Gem by Susan Arts

Hello dear readers,

It’s time again to celebrate a brand NEW ReadingWithYourKids Certified Great Read! Get ready to be inspired by a sweet little picture book “The Green Gem” by Susan Arts.

We had a super time reading Susan’s fun book and we think it is written to entertain, enlighten and encourage young readers to enjoy the art of reading and we hope your family enjoys reading it as much as we did!


Let’s Have A Look At The Book Blurb

The Green Gem (The Lydi & Sassy) by Susan Arts

The Green Gem (The Lydi & Sassy)In this second adventure of the Lydi & Sassy series, Lydi discovers the history behind a prized family keepsake, enjoys a great day at the park with her best friend, Sassy Pug, and attends a fun-filled princess birthday party! But sometimes, looking like a princess isn’t always the best thing that can happen, and Lydi learns that actions have consequences.

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More About The Author

A dream about her honorary niece Lydia who passed away from cancer at the age of 16, inspired Sue Arts to write a story. It started out a personal story for Lydia’s family, incorporating figures and, events that had special meaning to them. With encouragement from Lydia’s parents, Linda and Albert, Sue took the leap to get it published.

Looking For Something is about a little girl, Lydi, who is bored, as kids get, and goes off on a day-long adventure. The first venture into writing books for children, it is a story that Sue intended for anytime enjoyment, but particularly bedtime reading. She wanted something fun and happy to encourage sweet dreams.

Looking For Something is just the beginning. Sue plans on continuing the Lydi & Sassy series, all in honor of, and dedicated to, the memory of Lydia.

The second adventure in the Lydi & Sassy series, The Green Gem, is right now in the hands of Sue’s publishers, Christian Faith Publishing, with its release coming soon.

Sue lives and works in Western New York with her husband Ted and their seven cats and are living a most wonderful life, side-by-side with birds, squirrels, and an occasional raccoon, opossum, or deer in their backyard.

Sue loves to interact with her readers on Facebook (@Sue.Arts.7).



Our Review

We’re so excited about Susan Art’s second children’s book in the Lydi & Sassy series, “The Green Gem”.  We have previously reviewed Looking for Something, the first book in the Lydi & Sassy series, all in honor of, and dedicated to, the memory of Susan’s honorary niece Lydia who passed away from cancer at the age of 16.

As with Susan’s first book, The Green Gem is a special picture book that promotes behavior, forgiveness, responsibility, and self- management. It is suitable for kids aged 5 – 8 years old, possibly to 10. Written in a “picture book” style, the book follows Lydi, a beautiful young girl who learns about her family’s treasured green necklace, spends a sunny day with her pet dog Sassy and as she attends a princess-themed birthday party of her friend. Lydia faces choices that kids face daily and this book finds a fun way to teach kids how actions and choices have consequences. Using picture books to teach your kids is fun and meaningful. They won’t even realize it is a lesson! The Green Gem helps kids understand that their choices will shape their days, and ultimately their lives. With hilarious, rhyming text and energetic ink and watercolor illustrations that capture Lydia’s expressions, readers discover that Lydia can’t get away with the wrong choices that she made and that her actions do eventually have consequences.

We like the social-emotional skills the book teaches by empowering kids to make positive choices while demonstrating the natural consequences to negative choices.

Every choice made in the book is designed to teach children one of a variety of lessons including sharing, empathy, the value of hard work, patience, and several other social/emotional skills. The overall lesson is that our choices are what shape our days and our lives into what they will be.



Congratulations To Susan Arts For Winning The RWYK Certified Great Read StatusClapping Hands on Apple iOS 11.2Clapping Hands on Apple iOS 11.2Clapping Hands on Apple iOS 11.2


A big thank you to the author for providing us a free copy of his book through Reading with your Kids certified program. The opinions expressed in this review are entirely our own.



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