This is a lovely book written in two languages (English & Spanish) by Ann Morris. Her writing is inspired by her son, Mikel. Small children will find life lessons here as well as entertainment. The story takes a young boy on a walk in the park. He and his mother discover a number of things while learning the importance of safety.
Mikel finds that his mother’s instructions are for his own good and he also gets to make a choice of his own. While exploring the outdoors Mikel spots something that requires some research. He and his mother take a trip to find out what exactly they did see.
Spending time with his Mom, Mikel enjoys the day, is excited to explore, and learns many valuable things on his walk. The illustrations by Blythe Russo, are pleasant and appealing to children. A fun read for the little ones.
Reviewed by Susan Hornbach, author of children's literature
Mommy & Mikel Go For a Walk
Ann (Ana) Morris Bio
Ann (Ana for Spanish books) Morris has a deep interest in education. She knows that children have vivid imaginations and an insatiable love of learning. Morris developed an interest in writing children’s stories with the intention of recording memorable experiences with young family members sprinkled with memories of her own youth.
As a teacher and as a community worker, Morris has collaborated with and served people from many cultures new to our country, including our Latino friends. She speaks and writes Spanish as well as English. Her hopes are to encourage children and parents learning to read their native language, as well as to motivate language learners. She includes a positive adult role model, a curious child and a unique learning experience in each story.
Ann (Ana) Morris is the author of
· Mommy and Mikel Go for a Walk/Mikel y Mami dan un paseo
· Surprise in Auntie’s Garden!/¡Sorpresa en el jardín de la tía!
· (Awaiting illustration completion) Everything Is Different!/¡Todo es distinto!
She has other works in progress and many other memories yet to record