Gingerly's Bad/Good Day

Book 2 of the Gingerly Chapter Book Series

Children - Grade K-3rd
114 Pages
Reviewed on 09/08/2013
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Author Biography

Terri Kelley, M.Ed, is the author of dozens of books for children and adults including the Writing is a Process series, the chapter book series Gingerly, as well as many others. Her passion for writing and reading began when she was a very young girl. She was raised in Copperas Cove, Texas where she grew up outside the city limits where she enjoyed riding horses and having lots of freedom to explore her environment. It was an idyllic childhood.

Terri is the mother of three adult children: Melynda, Jessica, and James. As they grew, each of her kids provided Terri with many fond memories which she incorporates into some of her writing. Now that they are adults, Terri enjoys her children’s successes and keeps in close contact with each of them.

In her life, Terri has held a couple of different careers. Her previous one was as a teacher, reading specialist, and gifted and talented specialist in Tomball, TX where she met and learned from some of the best educators and administrators that the world has to offer.

Education has always been important to Terri and, as a result, she has earned a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction as well as completing over thirty hours towards a Doctorate in Educational Leadership. It was during her time spent teaching and earning her higher level degrees that she became aware of the kinds of books children enjoyed reading. She also noticed areas of life, education, and learning in need of good children’s books. You will find many of her books respond to these needs.

Terri is very happily married to her best friend, Michael. Together, they live in Oakridge, OR with their black Labrador, Oliver. Terri and Michael enjoy traveling together, fishing, going to the movies, and, of course, reading great books. They have many good friends and family with whom they enjoy spending time as well.

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    Book Review

Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

Gingerly's Bad/Good Day (Volume 2) - Book 2 of the Gingerly Chapter Book Series by Terri Kelley deals with Gingerly and her bad days. She hopes she will find good days soon. Her friend Zoe coaxes her into joining a club but Gingerly does not want to be in Zoe's company.

This is a typical story about school and friends which any young reader would find interesting. The school, the activities in school, and clubs are all related to their daily lives. This makes the readers curious to know what happens in other schools and what other children do. The book also touches on starting clubs in the school and choosing a leader and members for each particular club. This series is as interesting as The Naughtiest Girl series by Enid Blyton. School stories are close to the hearts of children. They live those moments daily.

The book is also about the friendship between Zoe and Gingerly. Their happy, bickering, or angry moments together and still remaining good friends is something you will see in every school classroom. School, the classroom, the essence of school, teachers, and friendships all make this book an attractive read for children.

This story is good for read-aloud too. It would be nice to read this out loudly in class for others to hear, with expressions and emotions giving it a better impact. It is a good bedtime read too. I relived my school days while reading this book.