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Tuesday, August 14, 2012 by Clay Jars Publishing

 
Shifty Can Be Good!

Generally when the word "Shifty" is included in a title or sentence, one tends to conjure up thoughts of evasiveness, deceit or trickery. But upon reading the cleverly written Shifty Characters, by Shirley Francis-Salley, you immediately see how children can learn, in an entertaining manner, how simply rearranging the order of letters in a word can create another word with an entirely different meaning. This book encourages imagination and creativity in the young mind to explore ways to bring about transition when you give thought to the letters that make up a word.

As my own 11 year old daughter read the book, she began to anticipate how a given word in the book would change to a new one. She, like I, took satisfaction in being correct as to the new word developed as we read through the interesting sentence rhymes that were framework for each word modification. The character qualities/traits that tie into good spiritual thoughts and behavior is a wonderful way to conclude this book on transformation. This is a great exposure to young people new to reading, right up through elementary school.


A.H. Newbold
Fayetteville, GA


Great Concept!

This book is lots of fun and offers a unique way of explaining a large Biblical idea to kids! I like the idea of letters shifting and transforming into something new. I always associated the word shifty with something shady or underhanded but in this book, shifting is all about change, change for something new and change for the better!

Joseph Louis

Brooklyn, NY


Excellent Concept!

I truly enjoyed Shifty Characters. The concept of changing letters around to form new words quickly became a new and exciting game for my grandchildren. The illustrations played a big part of Shifty Characters. It showed different nationalities in the form of letters coming together and working together, as it should be with all of us.

S. Lord

Sharon, SC


Great Little Book!

This book is a great reading asset for young children. It not only combines letters and words, it has a spiritual connection. I think parents and children alike will absolutely love this book. It will become a favorite and a keeper. The illustrations are also amazing!

E. Dolan

New York, NY


A Book with Moral Fiber!

Shifty Characters will immediately captivate the young readers with its bold letters and colors!
I appreciate how the author shifts the child's frame of mind to changing personalities of people in a way that a child will surely relate to.

J. Walton

New York, NY


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