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  • Thank you Teresa!!! I love this book! I've read it to my grandson twice already and he thoroughly enjoys it. It was very sweet of you to think of me and I am very touched. Keep up the great work and let me know if you publish anything else!! -- Jean Macaluso

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    About the Book

    I Want to Know How to Grow Book Cover
  • The photographed pet, zoo and farm animals relate well with rhymes meant to help encourage children in decisions they make, actions they take, their interaction with others and their quest for a bright well educated future. Parents, grandparents and teachers have commented on how it captured the attention and interest of the children, made them think and ask questions.

    This 28 page children's picture book grasps the reader and listener's attention. It's educational....READ MORE

    Available in Print! Glossy! Colorful! $9.99 

    eBook Available Through These Retailers:

    Apple iBookstore (for iPad)
    ISBN: 9781620955918 Cover Price: $4.99

    Amazon (for Kindle) 

    Barnes & Noble (for Nook)

    Sony Reader Store




    Baker & Taylor





    ISBN: 9781620953402 Cover Price: $2.99

    FREE*** Teacher's Lesson Planning Presentation offered to ALL!
    Contains excerpts from the book and suggested questions! All the animals have names.
    Email me at tlirvinhowtogrow@gmail.com

    Samples From The Book:

    The Animal Photos were taken by Teresa L. Irvin at the Lake Tobias Wildlife Park in Halifax, PA. and the Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo in Thurmont, MD. 

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    Who’d have thought that uniquely photographed pet, zoo and farm animals with witty informative rhymes would be a means of telling children what to do for their own good?

    This children’s picture book can help encourage them in the decisions they make, actions they take, their interaction with others, and their quest for a brighter future.

    Download the PDF for 99 cents


  • Honey: An Effective Cough Remedy For Kids

    According to James M. Steckelberg, M.D., drinking tea or warm lemon water mixed with honey is a time-honored way to soothe a sore throat. But honey may be an effective cough suppressant, too.

    In one study, children age 2 and older with upper respiratory tract infections were given up to 2 teaspoons (10 milliliters) of honey at bedtime. The honey seemed to reduce nighttime coughing and improve sleep.

    In fact, in the study, honey appeared to be as effective as a common cough suppressant ingredient, dextromethorphan, in typical over-the-counter doses. Since honey is low-cost and widely available, it might be worth a try.

    However, due to the risk of infant botulism, a rare but serious form of food poisoning, never give honey to a child younger than age 1.

    And remember: Coughing isn't all bad. It helps clear mucus from your airway. If you or your child is otherwise healthy, there's usually no reason to suppress a cough.