Glenn Beck, the nationally syndicated radio host and founder of
TheBlaze television network, has written thirteen #1 bestselling
books and is one of the few authors in history to have had #1
national bestsellers in the fiction, nonfiction, self-help, and
children's picture book genres. His recent fiction works include
the thrillers Agenda 21, The Overton Window, and its
sequel, The Eye of Moloch; his many nonfiction titles
include Conform, Miracles and Massacres,
Control, and Being George Washington. For more
information about Glenn Beck, his books, and TheBlaze television
network, visit GlennBeck.com and TheBlaze.com.
Nicole Baart is the mother of five children from four different countries. The cofounder of a non-profit organization, One Body One Hope, she lives in a small town in Iowa. She is the author of eight previous novels, including Little Broken Things and The Beautiful Daughters. Learn more at NicoleBaart.com.
K-Gr 2-Serving as an accessory to the author's adult novel of the same name, this picture book depicts a childhood memory addressed in the longer work's plot. The story kicks off with two disappointed siblings who are tired of eating macaroni and cheese every night and bored with spending evenings with Grandma as their parents work long hours to make ends meet. The digital illustrations lack movement but emphasize the characters' emotions. Grandma tells the children the story of her own difficult childhood and the meaningful time when her father taught her to make snow angels. The text is heavy-handed and the many issues it raises are glossed over or too simply resolved. Faith in family restored, the children bring their parents breakfast in bed, uncooked macaroni and cheese because they cannot use the stove. (It is unclear who lit the fire for them in the fireplace downstairs.) This publicity piece will appeal strictly to fans of the author's work.-Julie Roach, Cambridge Public Library, MA (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.