Review for the Child Poet: A Galaxy for Children – Written by Brenda Mohammed and Barbara Ehrentreu

Image may contain: 3 people, text Ehrentreu and I would like to thank Fran Lewis, an Educator, for this outstanding review of THE CHILD POET on Amazon and her blog at…/the-child-poet-a…/
The Child Poet: “A Poetic Galaxy for Children: Brenda Mohammed/ Barbara Ehrentreu
Foreword: Shiju H. Pallithazheth
Editorial Review: Florabelle Lutchman
A galaxy is a huge collection of gas, dust, and billions of stars and their solar systems, all held together by gravity. Imagine a galaxy of poems that focus on the stars, the weather, family life, the importance of books, and many other interesting topics. Each poem will stretch your imagination and children’s imagination into many places and taking them on many different journeys that will help adults and children enjoy the wonderful world of poems.
What would we be without our beautiful Sun to warm us up on a cold day or just feel the rays shining in all its glory?
Author Brenda Mohammed takes us inside the rays of the sun and yet we know that there are some that she does not please but to me her radiance makes me smile. Learning about the Earth is important for children and the information shared in the poem titled The Earth is invaluable. I will tell you a secret: If you read this poem you might learn whether the Earth is round or flat!
Stars are my favorite especially when they light up and sparkle in the night sky. Constellations are beautiful and stars are so precious we often wish upon them and hope what we wish for comes true.
A rainbow is so magical, and the author created a poem that helps readers visualize them and see the brilliance of the vibrant seven colors. Finally, being a reviewer the poem about Books is one of my favorites, and as she states: “Books are silent friends and should be treated well.” Words can hurt, can make you smile, comfort, and run. Be careful about what you say to someone. Friendships can be destroyed so the words I am sorry can change it all.
Barbara Ehrentreu’s poems focus on one of the greatest wonders and phenomenon’s The Weather! Getting up in the morning and not being able to see the sun, the world, the streets because there is a cloud that falls, covers the world in silence. Placing its cloud-like essence the fog hides the sky, the ground, and even the streets. But do not fret because eventually, she lifts, and the sunshine will brighten your day.
Storms often come with thunder, lightning and make you just want to hide under the covers all day. Leaves flutter off the trees and sometimes the boughs cannot handle the force of this terror. Just know as the author states: “Life moves on as the storm has gone.” Imagine seeing snow for the very first time. Imagine all Helen knew about was sunshine and getting sand in her toes. She even knows about rain and splashing through puddles. But the snow was a mystery. If you want to learn how she learns that Snow is life frozen kisses read the poem titled: What IS SNOW LIKE?
This poem allows you to decide between A rainy, snowy or sunny day. The weather can be fickle and start out with the radiant sun shining, and then suddenly the dark clouds show up, and then the rain pours or the snowfalls. But it must stop and the sun shines, but the snow is not giving up yet. Snow has a mind of its own and will pop up, create a storm, and then you pray for an early spring. The poem Ice Storm makes you wonder how the trees turn into diamonds overnight and whether these diamonds are valuable. All the branches are covered with these jewels and would not it be great if they were really perfect diamonds that sparkle in the sunshine. But be careful because the sidewalks are slippery like ice skating rings and you might want to admire them from the inside looking out of your window.
Each poem is so vividly described by the author that you can feel the cold, get chills picturing the ice, and hopefully not get blown about after you read the poem THE WIND.
I love Rainbows and I love it when they brighten the sky after a story. The colors are so vibrant, and it makes you smile and teel the joy when they come out. Finally, would not your life to be able to predict the weather or better yet control it? They say if the sky is red in the morning you should take warning. My sister loved the red sky and the pink clouds so when I see them I know she is watching over me. Do not stay inside, go out, enjoy the day, and if the weather changes: Run!
The final poem sums it up: WE NEED WEATHER! What would be doo without the sun, the rain, the snow, and even the wind? Rain helps plants grow and the snow is fun to play in. The sun of course warms your face, and the world would never be the same without the unpredictable wonders of the weather.
As an educator, I can see teachers of science and regular classrooms having children in middle grades do reports on each kind of weather, books, and the many other subjects shared by the authors. Children can copy down one poem and create their own images that come to mind after reading them and the teacher now has a special book of poems. Some children might even venture into writing their own poems based on one of the topics and younger children can write some together with a teacher on an experienced chart. A galaxy of poems that will take you to many places and one that warrants five golden stars.
Fran Lewis: Just reviews

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Written by Luzviminda Gabato Rivera

Luzviminda Gabato Rivera is an award winning and best-selling author from the Philippines. She is a researcher with multiple awards, excellent international research journal reviewer, external panel member of thesis and dissertation committees,  presenter of  researches in various national and international conferences and has published researches in journal and online proceedings.

She is also a world inspirational poet and she was recently honored by Sahitya Akademi, Gujarat - India for her efforts to empower literature globally.

In addition, she is also a multi-awarded nurse by profession at Department of Education – Tarlac Province, Philippines, a fluent speaker of six languages and member of City of Angeles Toastmasters Club (CATMC).

She is also a licensed teacher and teaches research and nursing subjects on a part-time basis in Tarlac State University, Philippines and finished her post graduates courses with academic distinction and academic excellence award like the Doctor of Public Administration (her 6th degree) and  took up units leading to a Bachelor of Law.


As an excellent international research journal reviewer, she is an editorial board member of the following journals: Trends in Food Science and Technology (an official journal of the European Federation and Food Science and Technology (EFFoST) and the International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFST.) ,United Kingdom’s EC Nursing and Healthcare,  India’s Current Research in Nutrition and Food Science wherein she was awarded an excellent reviewer from 2017 when she started and up to present and also maintains her standing as the top reviewer of the latter. She was also requested to join the editorial board of the Food and Nutrition Science Journal based in Kansas, London Journal Press of London and Biosciences Biotechnology Research Asia based in India . Furthermore, she is an external panel member in thesis and dissertation committee of Tarlac State University where she takes pride to share what she has learned in her journey as a researcher


Her poems were being published by Spillwords Press based in New York, Indian Periodical and Bharath Vision Web Magazines based in India, The Jasmins and Love Collars- First Poetry Encylopedia in Tunisia, Africa,  Poetic Galaxy Atunis Magazine based in Belgium, USA , Our Poetry Archive (OPA) based in Romania, AZAHAR Magazine based in Spain and other International E-Zines and magazines.


Her books were: A Gift I and A  Gift II -Rank 1 Best Seller in Amazon with her 71 poems and translation of her poem, A Gift – 5 series into 23 local and international languages and she published Crossroads: A Poet’s Life Journey - Rank 1 Best Sellers in Amazon (An Anthology Project of Motivational Strips - The World's Most Active Forum composed of 83 World’s Best Poets.  Currently, she is writing three books, A Memoir of Love, Poets Unify World and A Gift III to be released on August, September and October, 2020 respectively. She is also one of the contributors to the best-selling anthologies of  BREAK THE SILENCE by Brenda Mohammed based in Trinidad and Tobago and other anthologies namely: ROBAROO -Vol. II by Critical Space Journal Poetry Anthology by Evincepub Publishing based in India and CORONA- SOCIAL DISTANCING : A Poet for Humanity and the Heart of the Poet of Inner Child Press International based in USA.


On April 2020, after  two months of being a member of Motivational Strips – The World’s Most Active Writers Forum, she was appointed as a moderator for Philippines Office and days after she was awarded with a golden badge for her poem, “In the End.” She was also elevated to Gold Category Honour as membership.  On the same month, she was awarded by the Waheed Centre for Humanity and Humanitarian Development (WCHHD) from Ghana, Africa as WCHHD Literature Ambassador  and on June 5, 2020, she was awarded the ALTYN KALAM – GOLDEN PEN by World Nations Writers’ Union of Kazakhstan.  On July 6, 2020, she was awarded as the first recipient of the Waheed International Humanity and Humanitarian Cabinet of Fame and Awards as the Most influential Poet, Author and Social Advocate. On 15th August 2020 Motivational Strips and Gujarat Sahitya Akademi under State Government of Gujarat honored her Literary excellent on par with Global standards.


Currently, she was promoted as Administrator of Motivational Strips and she is one (1) of the four (4) approving editors of Bharath Vision website magazine based in India.


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