Monday, October 31, 2011

Feature Friday: Mrs. Pinkelmeyer, a Fun Character Created by Mom Entreprenuer and Recent Spotlight Mommy, Jennifer Kelman

This past Monday, I shared my Spotlight on Mommy interview with Jennifer Kelman with you all. She created Mrs. Pinkelmyer, a fun and silly Mrs. Know-It All, who helps children feel comforted through laughter.  If you missed my Spotlight Interview with Jennifer, click here to read it now.

Jennifer kindly sent me a copy of her book, Mrs. Pinkelmeyer and Moopus McGlinden Burn the Rrrrump Rrrroast to review and share my thoughts with you. This is the first in the children's book series highlighting the adventures of Mrs. Pinkelmeyer and her lovable dog Moopus. This fresh and funny tale is charmingly illustrated and will leave you and your child with a grin from ear to ear. 

Summary of Book:

Meet the Silliest, Warmest Know-It-All™, Mrs. Pinkelmeyer from Poppingham, England and her furry brown dog, Moopus McGlinden, in their first adventure. This fresh, funny, and charmingly illustrated story will make even the youngest children laugh and smile. When Mrs. Pinkelmeyer tries to put her rrrrump rrrroast in the oven, she talks on the phone to a mysterious stranger in New York who is caring for her nephew while his parents are away. Any child who has felt the sadness of separation from a loved one knows a good story can provide just the right comfort. Mrs. Pinkelmeyer distracts Henry who missed his parents so much that he was no longer singing or playing. As Mrs. Pinkelmeyer talks to little Henry on the phone from the other side of the Atlan c, he forgets his absent parents while concentrating on Mrs. Pinkelmeyer and Moopus.

Mrs. Pinkelmeyer goes on to tell Henry of Moopus’s adventures at the butcher shop where he skips and sings and takes a juicy steak bone home to hide away and eat in private. A er slobbering all over the bone, Moopus is in need of a bath. Mrs. Pinkelmeyer scrubs her furry friend everywhere, even behind his ears. Hearing this sends Henry into giggles all over again (in addi on to giving him a subtle message about cleanliness). Though in the end Mrs. Pinkelmeyer burns her rrrrump rrrroast (don’t forget the rolling r’s), she is unconcerned, because she is so happy to have helped Henry feel better. This book is the perfect gift for a child whose parents are leaving on a trip or going to be absent for any reason. All children, however, will fall in love with the irrepressible joy embodied by Mrs. Pinkelmeyer and her dog Moopus. Burn the RRRRump RRRRoast is the first in a series of Pinkelmeyer stories. It won’t be long before Mrs. P. and Moopus come skipping by again.

My Thoughts:

Jennifer told me to read this book with an accent, and when I did, my daughter first looked at me weird and then began to laugh.  I can't trill my "R's" like her dad, so she had to wait until Daddy got home to really get the feel for "RRRump RRRRoast."  I have been reading and re-reading this book to Savannah, as she continues to pull it off the shelf and hand to me.  I have to say, this is a cute book, and both Savannah and I love the illustrations.  Even though Savannah is too young to understand the premise and story behind this book and the character Mrs., Pinkelmeyer, she enjoys the storytelling aspect of it, with the twist of creating a character from England, and playing Mrs. Pinkelmeyer up through an accent.  I just love the concept and reasoning behind this silly character, and tip my hat to Jennifer for her creativity and passion to create a product line designed specifically for helping ease fear and uneasiness of children whose parents leave them with a babysitter for an evening out.  I would have never thought about creating a character to help ease little one's, but thanks to Jennifer, now I can pick her books or plush items and have on hand to help with separation anxiety when the time comes to leave our daughter with a babysitter or family member for a period of time.  

If you and your child love quirky characters, and you like to play up characters through accents and role-playing, then I highly suggest you check out this book about Mrs. Pinkelmeyer and her dog Moopus.  It will have both you and your child grinning ear to ear, and laughing as you follow along as Mrs. Pinkelmeyer tries to multi-task.  I can't wait to read the next book in this series.  If it is anything like this book, it will surely become a favorite amongst my daughter and I.

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You can buy this book ($15.99) and other products from the Mrs. Pinkelmeyer collection, including plush dolls of Mrs. Pinkelmeyer herself and Moopus the dog.  Click here to begin shopping through the online store now.

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

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