My grandmother lived with us part of every year and I got to spend spent a lot of time with her. She didn't want to be treated like a guest, she wanted to help! I remember very clearly watching her... More > crooked hands as they peeled apples for apple butter, crocheted a doily, or made a pie. Her hands were magic to me.
The idea for this book came to me after the birth of my first grandchild. I looked down at the beautiful baby in my hands. It struck me that my hands were now a grandma's hands. The idea resonated with me and just took hold. We use our hands every day to take care of others just like my grandmother's loving hands did long ago and I wanted to write a book about hands in her honor.
Grandma's Hands is a full-color picture book about hands -the hands that hold us, love us, and take care of us in big and small ways. In it I have used photographs to focus on the daily life of hands-holding a baby, cooking a meal, or climbing a tree! I think grandma would be pleased.< Less
More Little Poems About Everything is the second in a series of 'poem and picture' books written by Nina Hackman. Serious and funny poems that touch the life of the writer have been matched to... More > photographs and digital art by the author. More Little Poems About Everything is fun to read and a visual treat as well. It would be particularly easy to use in a classroom or just as a good read for anyone.
Other books available at Lulu by this author are: Prairie Light A Little Book of Seasons in Pictures and Verse, Grandma's Hands, Kaleidoscope: The Animals Around Us A Flip Book Puzzle, Kaleidoscope: Our Fine Feathered Friends Flip Book Puzzle< Less
This book is a visual puzzle that should be enjoyed by puzzle lovers of all ages. I took photographs of backyard animals then I created a kaleidoscope of each using my computer. It is the reader's... More > task to look at the photographs carefully then try to find the kaleidoscope that matches each using visual clues in each kaleidoscope. The kaleidoscope patterns are interesting and colorful in their own right and the matching task will keep you guessing. I hope you enjoy this book as much as I have making it.< Less
Welcome puzzle fans and sleuths! Kaleidoscope: Our Fine Feathered Friends Flip Book Puzzle is the 2nd in a series of books for ages 8 and up. Younger children will enjoy the images, but may not be... More > able to complete the puzzle activity without help from an adult.
In this 2nd book, I have taken photographs of different kinds of birds commonly found in Northern Illinois. I then used those photographs to create a kaleidoscope pattern of each bird picture. The object of the activity is to identify the picture of the bird depicted in the kaleidoscope! There is something in each kaleidoscope pattern to lead you toward the solution of the puzzle-a shape, a texture, a color, a design, etc. Once solved, flip to the answer page and see if you are correct! I have also included a hidden letter on each puzzle page. Find the letters to solve the hidden message!
I have 2 more books planned: Exotic Animals, and Flowers.Thank you for your interest in Kaleidoscope: Our Fine Feathered Friends Flip Book Puzzle.< Less
Prairie Light is a book of poetry and pictures all about the lovely, changeable seasons we have here in the Mid-West. Each one is special and each has its own unique beauty. We may grumble a... More > bit(especially about winter) but we do so look forward to each season as it arrives. Some would say we look forward to them leaving,too, but that's a different book for for a different day.
Prairie Light begins in deep winter when the snow is piled high and moves through the year back to winter again. Each poem is illustrated with an original photograph that I think captures the light, the beauty, or customs we have here.
Attention Readers: all the poems are short, interesting, and illustrated! No bedtime will be harmed by reading this book!
Also, literary devices such as poetry patterns, descriptive language, rhyming, similies, etc. can be found in this book. Wow! It's a good read and has learning opportunities at the same time. I hope you enjoy Prairie Light.< Less