My Crumby Guide to Failing

Why failing isn't the worst thing in the world!

Children - Educational
52 Pages
Reviewed on 07/15/2021
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Author Biography

Shannon's first story idea came from personal experience. While having lunch with her daughter at her school, she observed the interaction between girls at the next table and how easily and quietly they were able to manipulate and bully girls without being noticed. This furtive and mean behavior was both troubling and familiar to Shannon and gave her pause to reflect on her own experiences at that age and how little has changed with how errant young girls treat each other; and in fact, with today's access to cellphones and social media, it only provides them more capable tools to be able to inflict such behavior. It became a mission for Shannon to prepare girls for this type of conflict and help them learn how to better navigate it by building better communication with their parents and their peers.

Shannon hopes that her books' stories, activities, and journaling enable young girls to deal with friendship, feelings, conflicts, and failures and empowers them in the process. She aims to have young readers relate to the characters in her stories and their flaws and differences and be more accepting of themselves and others, finding their true inner strength, kindness, and generosity of spirit.

Shannon now lives with her family, including a dog and three cats--all rescue pets--in the panhandle of Florida. This is her debut children's book with additional titles in the Breadcrumbz Presents collection following in the future.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Amy Louise Hill for Readers' Favorite

My Crumby Guide to Failing by Shannon Addison is an informative activity book for children based on failing at things. Shannon Addison has created the characters Rachel Rye, Samantha Sourdough, and Whitney Wheat, The Breadcrumbz, as a way of teaching children that failure is not necessarily a bad thing. As long as you keep trying your best and never give up, then you aren't failing at all. It also educates young readers on many other subjects. For example, how to handle numerous things at once, how good friends can change your outlook on a situation while making you feel better about yourself. This fun book also has pages your child can color and a word search related to the characters that help children learn to spell. So if you are looking for a way to both educate and entertain a child, then you can't go wrong with this incredible book; My Crumby Guide to Failing.

Author Shannon Addison has designed the perfect educational activity book for children. The book contains so many fun things to do in addition to educational activities. The author cleverly uses questions and answers to prompt the interactive part of the book. It allows parents to be a part of the teaching process, and it also allows children to develop a better understanding of the topics Shannon Addison is trying to teach. The characters are adorable and have the cutest names; children will love them! I can't recommend this book enough; it is the perfect example of how a children's book should look. Shannon Addison, you have done a phenomenal job with your book My Crumby Guide to Failing, and I hope you continue to prosper in your writing journey.