Tina Lost in a Crowd #NewRelease by Miriam Hurdle

Please welcome my blogger friend Miriam who has released a new book for children. Over to you Miriam.

Hi Balroop, I’m thankful for your generosity to host my Book Release Tour and allow me to share my process from pen to publication with your readers.

The Making of Tina Lost in a Crowd, Part 3

The Ideas and Messages of the Story

Did you like Aesop’s Fables? I did when I was a child. When I read them to my students, they would shout with me at the end of the fable “the moral of the lesson is…”

Other than Aesop’s Fable, most of the children’s book don’t spell out the lessons. In fact, even when the story has a message for children, it doesn’t need to make it loud and clear. The children are reading the story to have fun.

There are ideas and messages in Tina Lost in a Crowd: Tina took part in decision making for the summer activities such as swimming and a sleepover. She asked permission to invite her friend to go to the concert. She made a right decision when she and Erica got lost in a crowd which was a safety issue.

Children are smart, they read for fun, and they learn the messages on their own term. It would be interesting to have a discussion with the children after they read a book.

Book Blurb:

Tina invited her friend Erica to attend a popular Tchaikovsky’s Spectacular concert on a summer evening with her parents. During the intermission, her dad left the seat to buy some snacks. Tina and Erica followed him wanting to use the restroom. The shoving crowd pushed them away, and they lost sight of him. It would be impossible to fight through the 18,000 people to find him or go back to Tina’s mom. What would the girls do? 

This story tells about what happened to Tina and Erica after they got lost. Children can adapt to the learning from different situations they may observe or encounter. Adults could have discussions with the children about the situations to help them develop problem-solving skills.

Purchase Links:

Amazon.com: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B091M586M7

Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w?ean=2940162309741

Here is My Review:

‘Tina Lost in a Crowd’ by Miriam Hurdle is a cute little, heart-warming story of two girls who get lost while they are following their dad. Two friends Tina and Erica are excited when they get an opportunity to go to a concert at the Hollywood Bowl. During intermission, they get up to go to the restroom and can’t find Mr. Tyler, Tina’s dad. Do they get scared? How do they handle the situation? 

Well-illustrated and written in a simple style, the story conveys some subtle messages to children as well as parents. Mrs. Tyler is a loving mom and plans a number of activities for the summer, she agrees to invite Erica and understands her daughter so well. Tina is a calm and confident girl and could inspire many. She knows what to do when lost. I could connect with her, as I too got lost in a similar situation but wasn’t as wise as Tina!

I would recommend this book to all the parents of young children who wish to raise responsible children.

— Balroop Singh

Meet the Author:

Miriam Hurdle is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). She published four children’s books at twenty-six years old. Her poetry collection received the Solo “Medalist Winner” for the New Apple Summer eBook Award and achieved bestseller status on Amazon.

Miriam writes poetry, short stories, memoir, and children’s books. She earned a Doctor of Education from the University of La Verne in California. After two years of rehabilitation counseling, fifteen years of public-school teaching and ten years in school district administration, she retired and enjoys life with her husband in southern California, and the visits to her daughter, son-in-law, and granddaughters in Oregon. When not writing, she engages in blogging, gardening, photography, and traveling.

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43 thoughts on “Tina Lost in a Crowd #NewRelease by Miriam Hurdle

  1. Thank you so much for hosting my book release tour. Balrrop. I appreciate your support of having me on your blog. Your wonderful review warms my heart and it is my desire to share my book with the parents, teachers, and children.

    1. It’s lovely to see you here, Elizabeth. Balroop did a wonderful review. I hope your granddaughter would love it. I’ll read the book to my granddaughters in a few weeks when I see them during Mother’s Day week.

  2. How wonderful to see Tina here today, Balroop! This is such a great little story with an even greater message. Thank you for hosting and best wishes to Miriam!

  3. Thanks for promoting Miriam’s new book, Balroop. Great review and I look forward to adding Tina Lost in a Crowd to my home library. Wishing her great success! ❤️

    1. Thank you so much for stopping by, Lauren. It’s wonderful to know you write poetry and short memoirs and have published two poetry books. I appreciate your comment and adding my book to your library! ❤

  4. It’s always fun to read about another author’s process. Congratulations to Miriam on her new release and great review! Wishing her all the best! ❤ Thanks for hosting, Balroop!

  5. I always found reading with my son when he was little such a great bonding time. It was also a time when I could use the stories to instill values and morals into his psyche. This was a great post, Miriam. Thanks for hosting, Balroop! 🙂

    1. I agree with you, Yvette. It’s good to read stories to the children and have discussions afterward rather than telling them what to do. That’s the way I did with my daughter and my students. 🙂

  6. Balroop, a lovely review of Miriam’s book and I like the personal addition of you becoming lost, just like Tina! This sounds like a wonderful addition for any child’s library at home or school with a very important and wise message for children! Miriam, children’s books are a fantastic resource to initiate discussions with children and your book will be perfect for this as well as a special story for children and adults alike!

    1. I got lost twice, once when I was too little to remember and second time I was almost 10 years old! But those were good old days of kindness and help from unknown people.
      Miriam’s book took me down that lane, she has done an awesome job of converting a real story into a book for children, with a meaningful message. Thank you for standing by to share your thoughts Annika.

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