on October 3rd 2013
A sister and brother, forced to write in the summer, and share ONE journal? Ugh.This is exactly what happens to 10-year-old twins Maggie and Max Pruitt. When Mom comes up with a plan for them to keep a summer journal, Maggie and Max can’t believe it. Worse yet, they have to share! Through their writing, Maggie and Max find out they have very different (and hilarious) views about growing up, family and life – a conclusion they only discovered because, as Max and Maggie say, “Mom Made Us Write This.”Positive, creative and fun for classrooms and families! -Mrs. Jane Jagielo, 4th Grade Teacher
The series also includes Mom Made Us Write This: Write Your Own Shared Journal
and Mom Made Us Write This Family Quiz Book.
About the Author:
Ali Maier was born in Johnstown, PA. In high school she spent a lot of time with children, working as a summer camp counselor for many years, volunteering to teach Sunday school at church, working in the local day-care center, and working as a kindergarten aide.
She went to John Carroll University and earned a BA in Elementary Education. Throughout college, Ali worked at a local toy store then worked in product development at a company making art and craft kits for kids.
Eventually Ali left her job to work full time with her husband, Mark, at their marketing company. When her children were born, she worked from home.
Ali lives in a Cleveland suburb with her husband and two children. She loves to read, write and spend time with her family.
Ali chose to write the Mom Made Us Write This series to encourage young readers to do something she loves – to read! Ali wanted to write a book series that would allow readers to laugh and encourage them to write and share their own stories.
During the school year, I was asked to read and review this children’s book. Of course, being a teacher, I found myself behind on my own reading at the time, so I thought…let’s have one of my students read it & write a review! This was perfect considering we had just started a unit on writing reviews. I approached one of my top readers and asked if she would be interested in reading this book and writing a review on it. She was excited to take on the task!
Here is what my student (who shall remain nameless) thought of Mom Made Us Write This In The Summer. . .
And there you have it folks! A review from one of my students! And a proud teacher moment since she used some of our vocabulary words, (devious and witty)!