Gracie's Guide

Gracie Learns About the Dangers of Prescription Drugs

Children - Grade 4th-6th
32 Pages
Reviewed on 03/19/2017
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Author Biography

Angie is a children's book author and a veteran teacher. She has received two Silver Mom's Choice Awards, a Gold Mom’s Choice Award, two Readers' Choice Award, and a London Book Festival award.

She received the 2016 Outstanding Contribution Award at the WV SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) for her new series, Gracie's Guides. There are five books in this set that cover the following topics: bullying, bike safety, staying positive, saying no to tobacco, and prescription drug safety.

Angie has two different children's book series. Her first book, Dori's Gift, is a part of her "Appalachian Heritage" series which is a collection of stories that bring the region to life as the reader travels back in time to a different era.

The second series is "Gracie's Mysteries, Super Spy Series". Gracie is a curious ten year old that loves nothing more than investigating around her neighborhood. The Mystery at Darcy's Discount Store tells of her first adventure where her inquisitive mind helps her solve a mystery at Darcy's store.

Although Angie stays busy writing and teaching, she can often be found traveling with her husband, Derek, a church consultant and minister. They enjoy visiting churches and meeting new people as they work together. She cherishes her children and grandchildren and loves spending time with them. Her greatest desire is to allow God to use her in every aspect of her life.

This book was written to help children stay safe around prescription drugs.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Kristen Van Kampen for Readers' Favorite

Gracie's Guide: Gracie Learns About the Dangers of Prescription Drugs by Angie Wilson is a children's book about a young detective named Gracie. One day at school, a boy named Eli was starting to eat what he thought was candy when he is called out of the class. When he comes back into the classroom, he is crying. Gracie and her friend, Kenzie, the self-proclaimed super spies, decide that they want to investigate. But after a week, they realize that no one has any clues as to why he was crying. Gracie decides that only one person knows why he was crying: Eli himself. Why was Eli crying?

I really enjoyed Gracie's Guide: Gracie Learns About the Dangers of Prescription Drugs by Angie Wilson. The book sends a very important message that could save children's lives. The book is also very relevant to today's young audiences, because at one point Gracie exclaims that they need to 'text it, tweet it, post it!" The illustrations, drawn by Ashley Teets, are very well done and depict the scenes vividly. The book has some amusing parts and was fun to read. I liked that there were many activities that are fun to do, like word searches and crossword puzzles that make children think about the story they have read. The book teaches that pills are sometimes misinterpreted as candy. Gracie is a fun character. I would recommend Gracie's Guide: Gracie Learns About the Dangers of Prescription Drugs by Angie Wilson to all young readers.