The Not So Magnificent Helper

Children - General
28 Pages
Reviewed on 06/22/2021
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Author Biography

Karen Christopher is an author, wife, mother and a confessed “helper”. Karen’s desire to help others has led her to write books she hopes will assist people with living productive and fulfilling lives. Providing words of wisdom and encouragement gives her the satisfaction of knowing she is using the gifts God has given her.
The gift of writing became apparent to Karen when she followed the instructions of a dear friend who told her to keep a pad and pen at her bedside. Karen soon realized she needed a pen and paper with her not just at bedtime, but at all times. Her friend had recognized the gift Karen had no idea she possessed although she was aware of her admiration for authors, poets and commercial jingle writers.
In her continuous love for helping people, Karen has written a book to help and inspire children everywhere, in her first children’s book entitled “Mandy, The Not So Magnificent Helper”. In the book, Mandy, who is a vibrant little girl, is excited about being a help to her mother. Mandy comes to show children the importance of reading and following instructions.
In Karen’s first book entitled “Wait on God”, Karen explored the hopes and expectations of knowing how to trust God during hard periods in one’s life and took readers on a spiritual journey to encourage and enrich their relationship with Him. Now, Karen has downloaded another inspired manuscript to help our children, the leaders of tomorrow.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Amy Louise Hill for Readers' Favorite

Mandy (The Not So Magnificent Helper) by Karen Christopher is a humorous and enjoyable book for children. The story follows a young girl named Mandy Smithers who loves playing house. One day, Mandy's mother asks her to help out with a few things around the house whilst she is out running errands. Mandy is so excited to help her mother out and quickly makes a start with the first thing on the list; Strip the beds. Mandy sees this as strange, as well as many of the other jobs on the list, but happily gets on with them. Mandy's mother arrives home to find just how helpful Mandy has been, but it is clear to her that Mandy had seen things differently from her mother, and had misunderstood what was meant by each of the jobs on the list.

Grab a copy of Mandy (The Not So Magnificent Helper) and prepare to be entertained! Every page of author Karen Christopher's book, Mandy (The Not So Magnificent Helper), had me in stitches of laughter. Any child reading this book will surely be amused by Mandy's take on common household tasks. The book is light-hearted and I feel the main focus is to entertain the reader, which it certainly does! As well as being entertaining, this book could also spark an interest in children wanting to help out their parents, which could prove to be useful, or if they're like Mandy, maybe not. The illustrations by Jamel Carroll are outstanding and creative; children will love them. So get yourself a copy and let the laughter begin.