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The first book of Giggles In My Heart series packs a lot of wisdom into this upbeat and poetic story about overcoming fear by unraveling our thoughts and emotions.
The second book of the series, Little No Horn and Shae is a story of adventure, the importance of caring for others, generosity, and love. The reader gets to ride alongside Little No Horn, a special unicorn who bravely travels to a faraway land to bring joy to a little girl’s life. Even though he is scared, he knows in his heart that he must go, because someone needs him.
The third installment, The Gift, reminds readers of the importance of belief, gratitude and appreciating what you have. Little No Horn arrives right in time to brighten Shae’s day. “A real horse is what I wish you would be.” In this continuation of the Giggles In My Heart series, what first appears to be a big disappointment for Shae soon turns into one of the happiest moments of her life.
These books are a must have for every family
“Giggles in My Heart couldn’t have been released at a better time. Joanette’s first book, inspired by her grandchildren, is poetic justice to what the world needs right now. The book is a must-have in every family, as it definitely takes away fear and celebrates hope as well as faith. I can’t wait to gift this book to my grandchildren.”
President and Founder, Hasmark Publishing International
International Best-Selling Author of Unwavering Strength Series
Meet Joanette Weisse, M.D.
Joanette Weisse is “Doctor Grammy” to her five adorable grandchildren. Reading to them, telling them stories, and helping them discover the joy of books is a passion for her. She is also an ER doctor with a big heart and lots of love for all of her “little” patients. In her spare time she loves to garden and cook. She has a garden to table food blog where she teaches her readers how to grow, harvest, and prepare delicious meals. She also loves to spend time with her grandkids, paint, and create homemade cards. Joanette lives in New York with her husband Fred.
Give your children
The Gift of Reading
What is really important
The parent-child bond begins right after birth and is strengthened and nurtured by time spent together. Time spent cuddling, snuggling, and sharing. Sharing a book while snuggled up with your child creates a magical moment for you both as you transcend the ordinary task of being a parent. It is in that shared moments you become their guide on a journey into the magic of books.
It is during these shared moments that the bonds of love, caring, and giving strengthen. The more often we journey with our children into the magical land of books, the stronger these bonds become. I can’t think of a better gift to give our children than a love of books and reading.
What they are saying…
Why this series matters
These books are so timely and essential given the global pandemic and the amount of disruption to our lives, resulting in stress and fear. Most of our children have gone back to a massive change in their learning environment. We have felt a disruption in our daily lives and the resulting fear of the unknown.
I wrote the first book to help my granddaughter to understand that fear is a feeling that results from the thoughts she is thinking. I wanted her and all the children who will read my book to know that it is much less scary when you look at and talk about your fear than you believed it to be. I wanted the reader to know they can replace thoughts of fear with positive actions. Fear is replaced with feelings of joy, love, and peace when we give praise, hugs, and smiles to others.
The second book, “Little No Horn and Shae” teaches the importance of being open to opportunities to give of oneself to help others.
“The Gift”, shows the importance of dreaming big, and never giving up on your dreams. When it appears that the realization of a dream is impossible, it is in that moment of not giving up, a dream is fulfilled.
These are valuable lessons for children now and throughout their life.
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