For those readers who write for Associated Content may be familiar with the author of this children’s book. Bridget Ilene Delaney is a Contributor for Associated Content as well as a freelance writer. Her previous work included being the author of ‘Ace’s Adventure.’ She writes articles on a number of topics. One of her recent works is a published children’s book titled ‘This Is My Bucket.’ Ms. Delaney held a contest in which the prize was a copy of her book, which I was lucky to win. One of my desires is to write children’s publications, primarily books. As a courtesy for receiving a complimentary copy of ‘This Is My Bucket’ a book review was requested.
What the Story is About & Inspired From
The story is based on and inspired by the children’s song ‘There’s a Hole in the Bucket.’ The songwriter is unknown. However, here are the lyrics and a music video to get you familiar with this song. Toward the end of the last verse is what the book focuses on. The song features a number of solutions to a problem. In the book there is just one solution, but in order to solve it you need the bucket, so there is a “Catch-22”. You are back to square one. I liked how the questions derived in the book would be typical of a child and the replies come from the parent. The moral of the story is when you have a problem solved, another one comes along. This is a good lesson for children to learn. Problems are inevitable in life. It’s how you handle them that make all the difference.
The Soft Illustrations
Not only is Bridget Ilene Delaney the author she is also the illustrator of ‘This Is My Bucket.’ The illustrations of the bucket are good, but I feel it could use deeper and bold colors throughout the book. It was extremely difficult in seeing any details on the stone. When it comes to the part about water I had a hard time figuring out if it was a star or a drop of water. Many of the pages have an inconsistency of small to large illustrations. It needed more of the latter ones. All in all the weakest part of the book are the choice of colors. They are too muted.
Where to Purchase ‘This Is My Bucket’
You can purchase ‘This Is My Bucket’ at three various websites. The first is Ms. Delaney’s own site, Everlasting Light Publications. If you are a loyal customer of Amazon, which I certainly am, you can find it at Amazon.com. Last but certainly not least, another online source is CreateSpace. They are a self-publishing and distributing company not only for books, but other medium sources. The book’s retail price is $13. This children’s book has a an excellent message that should be instilled in children, so they do not grow up thinking “why me?” when it comes to problems. They are part of life’s challenges whether we like them or not.
Bridget Ilene Delaney’s Contributor Profile, Associate Content
This Is My Bucket, CreateSpace
Delaney, Bridget Ilene. This Is My Bucket. Lake Charles: Everlasting Light, 2010. Print.
“‘There’s a Hole in the Bucket’ song and lyrics, Kiddles
‘There’s A Hole in My Bucket’, YouTube
Everlasting Light Publications, Everlasting Light
‘This Is My Bucket’ (Paperback), Amazon