Thursday, January 17, 2019

Miss Pinkeltink's Purse by Patty Brozo & illustrated by Ana Ochoa [Review Giveaway - US.CANADA]

ISBN: 9780884486268
Hardcover $17.95 US
Tilbury House Publishers
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My thoughts:  Isn't Miss Pinkeltink the cutest rotund little old lady (homeless old lady) you have ever seen? As she wanders around carrying her purse she gathers all kinds of stuff. Stuff she shares or tries to use to help others. She was a bumbling mess with her oversized bag of stuff; but she was a caring, giving person, too.

As a young children's story book the pictures and rhyming story or text are really great. I thoroughly enjoyed reading the rhyming story about Miss Pinkeltink. The opportunity to share with children the fact of homelessness and how they have no place to escape the cold and rain or to put their stuff is superbly presented. There is even some information about homelessness and action groups in the back pages materials.

I do, however, believe that while young children should be educated to the plight of homelessness of all types and ages of individuals, they also need to be made aware that all are not sweet little old ladies like Miss Pinkeltink. So the child should be made to understand that he or she should love and care for the homeless. They should provide what they are able to provide for the care and help of homeless individuals. But that they should also exercise care, be cautious, and go through the directions and support of a trusted adult.

I recommend this book but, as pointed out, stress that care of interpretation should be exercised.

About the book:  "Rosy-cheeked and quite antique, Miss Pinkeltink / carried everything but the kitchen sink. / Her purse was so big that it dragged on the floor. / When she rode on the bus it got stuck in the door."

Generous and eccentric, Miss Pinkeltink fills her huge purse with everything from a toilet plunger to roller skates, and then gives it all away. She offers tape to fix a flat tire and a bone to a kitty: Miss Pinkeltink’s gifts never quite hit the mark, / but she gave what she had, and she gave from the heart. And then, with nothing left to give or to shelter herself, she huddles on a park bench, trying to sleep in the rain. And that’s where Zoey sees her from her bedroom window and knows that something must be done.
Begins January 18
''Ends February 15 at 12:01 a.m. EST
Open to USA & CANADA addresses.
a Rafflecopter giveaway DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy from MMPublicity on behalf of Tilbury House Publisher to facilitate this review. Opinions are mine, alone and are freely given. Winner's prize copy is provided and shipped directly to the winner by publicist or publisher.


  1. Another cool book from the publisher is the cookbook "A1 Diner"!

  2. I'd like to have their book The A1 Diner. It sounds interesting!

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  3. I love that you can look up books according to children's grade level. So many interesting books I think my kids will love reading!

  4. I would also love the book "Boat of Dreams".

  5. The Lemonade Hurricane looks like a super cute book too!

  6. I like that there is an Education & Teaching category here.

  7. I also like the children's book If Picasso Painted a Snowman. Looks super cute!

  8. I am also interested in Boat of Dreams.

  9. I learned that Tilbury House has a nice selection of books about Maine.

  10. I think Island Birthday new release would be a fun read

  11. I am always on the lookout for books for my grandkids

  12. I like the book Ana and the Sea Star
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  13. The website is easy to navigate and has books for kids, teens and adults.

  14. I like If Picasso Painted a Snowman.

  15. Tilbury House is an independent publishing company founded forty years ago as the Harpswell Press, publishing Maine books.

  16. I would like the children's book The Lemonade Hurricane

  17. so hard to choose I live on an island in Maine so the fact that they publish Maine books makes it so that I want to get most of them for my children thank you for sharing and for the


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