Tuesday, December 6, 2022

In the Nick of Time Too by Deedee Cummings - Book Tour & Review

Book Details:

Book Title: In the Nick of Time Too by Deedee Cummings/illustrated by Charlene Mosley
Category:  Children's Fiction (Ages 3-7), 40 pages
Genre:  Children/ Holiday (Kids older than 7 will love this too.)
Publisher:  Make A Way Media
Release date:  November 2022
Content Rating: G. Children's Holiday Book.
Book Description:

Nick Saint and his best friend, Cooper, reunite in this warm holiday story about the magic of Christmas. A surprise visit leads to a journey of self-discovery and a deeper understanding of the true meaning of the holiday spirit. Nick and Cooper receive a charge to spread kindness and hope in their everyday lives. Will Cooper listen to his friend and help Nick save the day again? Will you also be moved to action and accept Santa’s challenge to spread kindness wherever you go?

Children of all ages and backgrounds will be inspired by this story and will understand that love, hope, kindness, and Christmas miracles come to us in many shapes and all colors.

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My Review
In the Nick of Time Too is the sequel to In the Nick of Time. In this story, Nick and Cooper are now best friends. They're as close as brothers, and they enjoy hanging out together whenever they can. It's Christmas Eve, and Cooper wants to spend the night at Nick's house. His parents agree to let him stay (as do Nick's), and Cooper gets to do what he loves most: spend time with his best friend. But Cooper gets more than he expected when Nick's family invites the neighborhood over for a party, and they have loads of cookies. But what happens when bedtime comes and Cooper falls asleep on the couch?
This was a sweet story. It showcases not only the power of friendship, but it has a good message. While most kids tend not to be judgmental or care about things like looks, this book does offer a gentle reminder that kindness and being nice is all that matters to Santa. Not skin color. Not height or weight. Not gender. None of that is important in the grand scheme of things. Just be a good, kind, decent person, and you'll stay off of the "naughty" list. It's also a good way to introduce other holiday celebrations to young readers and have a discussion about those. Not everyone celebrates Christmas, and it's a good way to explain to kids just how different (yet still the same) everyone can be. .
The illustrations were lovely and bright, and they really brought the story to life. Definitely a wonderful holiday story for readers of all ages.
5 stars!

Don't Miss Out on the First IN THE NICK OF TIME:

Book Details:

Book Title: In the Nick of Time by Deedee Cummings/illustrated by Charlene Mosley
Category Children's Fiction (Ages 3-7), 28 pages
Genre Children/ Holiday
Publisher Make A Way Media
Release date:  November 2019
Content Rating: G. Children's Holiday Book.

Book Description:

A Timely Tale about a Little Brown Boy who Saves Christmas. Nick Saint never really put a lot of thought into his name until one snowy day in December when he accidentally receives a letter meant for Saint Nick. Realizing there is not much time left until Christmas, Nick opens the letter. The unexpected message inside ultimately leads him on a journey of understanding poverty, gratitude, and service to others while discovering the real meaning of the holiday spirit.

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Meet the Author:

Deedee is a professional dreamer. She is also an author, therapist, attorney, and mom from Louisville, Kentucky. The books she writes focus on hope, diversity, social justice, and therapeutic skills for children and adults. Her work has been featured in HuffPost, Forbes, NPR, USA Today, Essence Magazine, Psych Central, Well+Good, and The EveryGirl, among other media outlets. Deedee is also the founder of Make A Way Media and The Louisville Book Festival. She believes literacy is a fundamental human right. Her work highlights inspiring messages that remind us all it is never too late to begin again. Cummings founded Make A Way Media in 2014 after struggling to find books with characters who looked like her own children and an extreme lack of stories that reflected their life experiences. Follow Deedee on Instagram for fun and informative updates as she continues to chase her dreams and bring them to life.

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