About the Book
Book: Do Your Best, Tess!
Author: Janet Morris Grimes
Genre: Children’s picture book – ages 4 – 8
Release date: June 28, 2022
Tess is as scattered as the toys and clothes all over her floor. She flits from one activity to another and forms the habit of never finishing anything.
But when her dream is on the line, she discovers the importance of not getting distracted so she can finish what she starts.
Do Your Best, Tess! is a read-aloud participation book. The reader will encourage and cheer for Tess as she learns to truly do her best.
The first in the Character is a Choice! series.
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In My Opinion
Who hasn’t put something off or done the bare minimum required of a task? In Do Your Best, Tess, children will learn that putting in their best effort is worth the time and energy.
This picture book written by Janet Morris Grimes will have young children chanting along with the easy rhymes and the repetition of the cheer for Tess to do her best. The story is a quick and easy read, and when combined with the colorful illustrations, will keep your littles engaged.
And what better time to teach young ones a life lesson than ages six to nine. If you are looking for something new for your child(ren)’s home library or a fun gift for a birthday or other special occasion, then this one is for you.
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About the Author
Janet Morris Grimes may not have realized she was a writer at the time, but her earliest childhood memories were spent creating fairy-tale stories of the father she never knew. That desire to connect with the mysterious man in a treasured photograph gave her a deep love for the endless possibilities of a healing and everlasting story.
A wife of one, mother of three, and Tootsie to four, Janet currently writes from her quiet two-acre corner of the world near Elizabethtown, KY.
Her debut novel, Solomon’s Porch, was a 2022 American Christian Fiction Writers Carol Awards Finalist.
More from Janet
The idea for this series started over twenty-five years ago, when it was my turn to write a skit for our children’s worship service at church. I came up with a rhyming, read-aloud, interactive story where the kids could help the main character make better choices. They loved it, and they remembered the fun catch phrase long after that night. We created some great memories through the story, and that’s what I hope to offer to children of today.
Do Your Best, Tess! is about a little girl who’s learning to finish what she starts, and why that’s so important. Tess gets distracted easily, and I think we can all relate, especially with today’s culture.
I so enjoy reading this story to my own grandchildren. They love helping Tess remember to put forth her best effort, even when she doesn’t feel like doing so.
To celebrate her tour, Janet is giving away the grand prize package of a $50 Amazon gift card and a signed hard-cover copy of Do Your Best, Tess!!
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Caryl Kane says
Suzie, Thank you for sharing your thoughts. Sounds like wonderful children’s book.
Thank you for the review.