Sunday, September 11, 2011

A Gift of Love by Dr. Claus - REVIEWED

About the Book: (from the publisher)
On September 11, 2001 a little girl begins second grade. The sky is blue and the sun is shining. On this day she receives a gift of love from her daddy. This children's picture book is written through the eyes of a second grade student not far from ground zero.

As this story unfolds, you will discover how one brave New York City firefighter, father and husband, can inspire a nation and show us all how love for each other is as strong as any form of destruction. A Gift of Love highlights the love of a father for his family, his love for his community, the love of a nation and the ultimate in love. Follow a little girl as she goes from pajamas to pancakes as she gets ready for her first day of school. Discover the events that happen at breakfast as the family prepares for the coming day.

This story is dedicated to FDNY Ten House Members: Gregg Arthur Atlas James J. Corrigan Stephen Gary Harrell Jeffrey James Olsen Paul Pansini Sean Patrick Tallon and all who fell on September 11,2001.

Dr. Claus wrote this story two weeks after September 11, 2001 to help children. As the bravery of men and women continue long after 9/11, Dr. Claus hopes to help a hurting nation heal.

My Thoughts:

This tender story is a solemn reminder of that price that many willingly paid to save lives on September 11, 2001. It is told in a rhyming pattern that children will relate to, and that will enable parents to read the story to their children as they commemorate the heroes of this national tragedy.

There are many tributes to the heroes of this day, and Dr. Claus does a good job of creating a story that children will relate to and understand.

About the Author:

Dr. Claus is the author of twenty three children’s and poetry books. He combines his love of poetry, photography, and the natural world to create his stories.

He is the father of four, and an Eagle Scout. Dr. Claus was an educator and has taught second grade and fifth grade students in an urban and suburban environment.

He served with many brave man and women in Operation Iraqi Freedom and was seperated from his family for over a year. While in Iraq, he volunteered to distribute school bags and much needed supplies to Iraqi school children.

Dr. Claus personally understands the cost of freedom and has witness many acts of bravery while serving the United States of America.

A Gift Of Love is close to his heart because it is about a man who serves.

Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book from Bostick Communications. The opinions expressed above are my own.

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