Friday, May 6, 2011

Children's Book Review: Maggie McNair Has Spiders in Her Hair by Sheila Booth-Alberstadt


Maggie McNair, like many other children, doesn't want her hair brushed. After much persuasion and struggle, Maggie's mother gives up and decides to let Maggie learn a lesson the hard way. Ironically, threats turn to reality when Maggie McNair discovers a spider in her hair.

In this humorously, entertaining story, Sheila Booth-Alberstadt tells a “slightly” exaggerated tale that will keep both children and adults amused to the very last page. While attempting to help her own child with hair brushing issues, Sheila has ingeniously solved a daily challenge she and many others have experienced with other children alike.

Through vibrant illustrations, Maggie McNair is set to become a much-loved and favorite character in everyone's life.

My Review:

Last month I wrote a book review for An Angel in the Sky by Sheila Booth-Alberstadt.  If you missed it, click here.  Today, I wanted to share one of 2 reviews of another book series Sheila wrote, Maggie McNair. In Maggie McNair Has Spiders in Her Hair, we follow a young girl named Maggie who just doesn't like having her hair brushed.  Her mother let's her go without brushing it, until one day Maggie finds a spider in it.  This is a humorous book that will have your children wanting to keep reading to find out what happens next.  And, with the help of colorful illustrations, the story comes alive on the page.  You will have to read this book for yourself to see if Maggie changes her ways.  I can't wait to read more books about Maggie McNair to my daughter as she grows up.  I think she will become a Maggie McNair fan.

About the Author:

Sheila Booth-Alberstadt was born in Kristiansund, Norway, raised in Vero Beach, Florida, educated in Massachusetts and now lives in Fairhope, Alabama with her husband, Stephen Alberstadt and children, Signe, Sam, Saxon, Saylor, Payton and Logan.

Sheila started Booth-Alberstadt insurance agency/Farmers Insurance Group in Daphne, Alabama, in 1997. After the birth of her third child, she decided to stay at home and her husband took over the agency. She home-schooled for several years until the birth of her fourth child. She now spends much of her spare time writing books and providing her family a happy home.

Sheila has been a hospice volunteer since 1997, and also recruited her two oldest children to experience the gift of giving. “It’s a beautiful experience to hold the hands of a complete stranger, with hope in providing comfort through emotion, touch or prayer, before making their final journey. Being a hospice volunteer has truly helped me appreciate life.”

Sheila’s favorite interests are capturing memories through photography and writing self-help books geared for both children and adults. “I feel that being a child is more difficult than being an adult. My goal is to create a series of self-help books designed to give encouragement and direction when dealing with our everyday issues in life…and to leave a powerful message of hope.”

Sheila is a member of the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA).

Disclosure:  I was sent a copy of this book in order to write up an honest review.  The views above are mine and mine alone.

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