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Patty Pom-Poms
by Alise Cayen
Children - General
36 Pages
Reviewed on 04/18/2011

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Author Biography
Author, writer, producer & award winning educator, Alise Cayen, encourages children to discover their talent & get involved in school, with the engaging and inspiring children’s picture book, Patty Pom-Poms.
As a freelance writer and television producer, Alise Cayen Productions has been involved in the creation & development of shows, including Associate Producer for the Discovery Channel’s Extreme Peril. Patty Pom-Poms is the first of a 3-book series to encourage young kids to get involved in school and attain academic success.
Alise is currently an award-winning Magnet Coordinator, English teacher, & former dance teacher at Reseda High School in Southern California, where she oversees a successful Police Academy and Law & Public Service Magnet. She began her teaching career at her alma mater and has since received many esteemed honors including Most Inspirational Teacher, Who’s Who Among American Teachers, the California League of High Schools & was her school’s 2010 Teacher of the Year nominee.
This dynamo’s multi-facets include a professional dance background, performing a in the 1984 Olympic Opening Ceremonies in Los Angeles & as a Los Angeles/Oakland Raiderette.
A Southern California native, Alise graduated from California State University, Northridge, with a Bachelor’s Degree in English & a Secondary Teaching Credential. She also has Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from the University of Phoenix. She currently resides in the San Fernando Valley.

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"Patty Pom-Poms" written by Alise Cayen is an enjoyable children's book to read and share! Patty wants to be involved in sports just like her older brothers and her friends. Patty tries out for a few teams and these sports are just not for her. One night while at her brother's football game, Patty discovers her sport - being a cheerleader! Patty becomes involved with cheer leading and is a part of a team!

Cayen conveys important messages in this book to her readers. Cayen has included an introduction to her book discussing the importance and benefits of participating in extracurricular activities. However, children can become easily discouraged while participating in try-outs or discovering that something is not really what they thought it would be and then they choose to give up instead of trying again or trying something else. Cayen's story will encourage readers to keep on searching and trying activities until they find that "perfect fit." It also expresses to the readers that it may take a few tries and time to really find a team to belong to and to not give up.

The illustrations are so bright and vivid that they add a lot to the story and will really hold a child's attention. Also, I love that the book is written in rhyme as this also hold's a child's attention and makes for a fun read! The book is a perfect length as it is not too long that children will lose attention, but it is long enough to adequately convey the message to the readers!


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So positive and uplifting - the most requested children's book in our waiting room!


Corena de Klerk
My eight year old daughter LOVES this book. We love the positive message. We look forward to more from this talented Author.


Kay Perry-Corbitt
Patty Pom Pom's is a moving and inspiriting story for all who read it! It will movtivate everyone to strive to be the very best they can be. I loved it!


Brenda Solano
I love this book because girls today are in desperate need for uplifting, empowering stories and positive role models. The message of the book is conveyed in a way that young girls can relate to and get excited about. Highly recommend for all girls and for every classroom library.


Dawn Oschmann
My daughter loves Patty Pom Pom's. She reads it over and over again.


Christina Ynigura
Patty Pom Pom's has an excellent story line that will capture the attention of children everywhere! I have two BOYS that loved this story and are looking forward to reading the next!


Mandy Ellen
I have 5 children and they love Patty Pom-Pom! What a great story that captures their attention and encourages children in a positive manner.


Michelle Mazzeo
This book is truly enchanting with fun rhymes and wonderful pictures. A true treasure to read with your child over, and over again!


Lisa DeMuesy
This book is truly an inspiration for all.
Brings a smile throughout the whole story.
Pictures are adorable!
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