Category: Health & Hygiene
Author: Donna J. Shepherd www.donnajshepherd.com
Artist: Kevin Scott Collier www.kevinscottcollierhomepage.blogspot.com
Print ISBN: 9781933090603
eBook ISBN: 9781933090818
Donna J. Shepherd’s snappy rhymes along with the 15 colorful and fun illustrations by Kevin Scott Collier help children see the need to protect their skin in the sun. Sun Safety Tips in the back of the book reinforce the book’s theme.
"Ouch! Sunburn is a cute story that warns against the potential of sunburn. In rhyme form, we watch a young child enjoying the sun. Mother warns that too much sun will cause sunburn and the little one finds out the hard way that this Mother was telling the truth. After this difficult experience, the child is more willing to take the precautions so that sunny days can be enjoyed without the worry of sun damage.
Sometimes, it is really difficult to get little ones to take precautions to protect themselves from sunburn. As adults, we know that sunburn isn’t just an irritation. The potential realities can be quite terrifying. Ouch! Sunburn is a good story that reiterates the necessity of being careful without scaring the little ones."
--Tami Brady, TCM Reviews http://tcm-ca.com/reviews/1968.html
"Sunburn is a big problem. Parents, adults and kids are out under the sun without considering the long-term consequences and they can be severe. As a kid, I seldom thought about sunscreen. Few did. Getting the message down to their level is one way to start. OUCH! SUNBURN gets the message of sun protection across with a simple story told in rhyme with illustrations dished up with color, movement and a hint of humor. Recommended that parents and kids read this book together—then follow the suggestions."
--Carolyn R Scheidies, Reviewer, Author's Choice Reviews (http://idealinhope.com/bookreviews/pictureBooks.html)
"The charming rhyming prose Donna uses along with Kevin's fun, colorful illustrations, make this book lots of fun for children to learn how to protect their skin from sunburns. At the end, Donna again gives Ouch! Sunburn Extra Tips, of course, in rhyme. My favorite: "When you're out from ten to two. Play in Shade. Smart Kids do." WHERE WAS THIS BOOK WHEN I WAS GROWING UP? This is a must-have to teach your child safety in the sun at an early age."
-- Gayle Jacobson-Huset, Assistant Editor, Stories for Children Magazine (http://storiesforchildrenmagazine.org/)
"Ouch! Sunburn tells the story of a boy who decides that protecting himself from the sun is too much work. You’ll have to read the story to find out what happens! Donna J. Shepherd has written another fun story for kids to help learn why suntan lotion and sunglasses are important. Kevin Scott Collier’s illustrations are bright and fun".
--Nancy Cavanaugh, Editor, Fandangle Magazine
"FIVE STARS ! A Valuable Mixture of FUN and Practical Some books for children from ages 4 to 8 are just fun to read--over and over. NO MORE GUNK combines fun with practical. Parents are able to help their children understand the value of consistently brushing their teeth and removing gunk. The snappy rhymes combine with vivid illustrations from Kevin Collier and the combination is irresistible. While not evident on the front cover, you get two books for the price of one with this title. OUCH SUNBURN! teaches the danger from the sun and how small children can protect themselves. Simple thoughtful words combine with terrific artwork. If you have small children, this book could become a read aloud favorite."
--W. Terry Whalin- reviewer, Agent / Editor / Writer