Buxton, Maine (PRWEB) April 18, 2009
Working parents celebrating Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day on April 23, 2009 have a new book to share with their young children. In Adventure Annie Goes to Work (Dial Books for Young Readers / Feb. 5, 2009) award winning author Toni Buzzeo introduces a young heroine who spends the day at her mother's office and proves her worth by locating the missing "big report." http://www.tonibuzzeo.com/booksadventureanniegoestowork.html
"This is an office adventure that children will want to experience and a heroine they'll love meeting," writes School Library Journal.
When Annie Grace's mother picks up the phone on Saturday morning, she realizes that her plans for an Adventure Annie Saturday with her young daughter will have to change. The big report she turned in on Friday has gone missing and it is urgently needed. Annie is at first reluctant to join her mother on a visit to the office, but dressed in her superheroine cape, she takes the change in plans in stride and sets out to make good on her moniker by engaging in a Big Report Treasure Hunt, complete with hand-drawn maps, towers of inter-office mail, and an excursion into the dark jungle of a copy room.
"I like to imagine the sort of childhood I would be having if I were a young daughter now," Toni Buzzeo says. "The closest I ever got to my father's office was waiting in the parking lot to pick him up after work. And my mother was always a stay-at-home mom. But today, with two working parents, children have a different life experience and need an understanding of and respect for the value of work in their parents' lives. With Annie Grace, I've had the chance to depict a young person who feels comfortable in the workplace and can now imagine the way her mother spends her days."
Committed mothers and fathers often feel conflict about their dual commitment to family and work. One way to assure that their children understand what they do when they are away during the day, and how it benefits the family, is by taking their children to the workplace as many parents do on Take Our Sons and Daughters to Work Day. Adventure Annie Goes to Work, illustrated by Amy Wummer for children ages four to seven, will serve as the perfect introduction to that visit.
To learn more about the national Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day visit the web site at http://www.daughtersandsonstowork.org.
Author Toni Buzzeo is the author of ten picture books for young readers as well as ten professional education books for teachers and librarians. A career library media specialist, her first picture book, The Sea Chest won a Lupine Honor Award as well as the Crown Gallery Award. She lives in Buxton, Maine.
For additional information on Adventure Annie Goes to Work, contact Toni Buzzeo or visit http://www.tonibuzzeo.com. The book is available nationally through local booksellers or online at Amazon.com. Autographed copies are available on the author's website.