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There are thousands and thousands of kids’ books available. But do not be fooled; not all children’s books are created equal.

Choosing the right book for your kid can be difficult – especially if you are not sure what makes a good children’s book. It is essential to know what to look for to provide your child with quality reading materials and help them improve their reading skills. One of them is having a terrific author.

Who Is Caroleann Rice? 

Caroleann Rice is a loving mother to a grown daughter, Colleen, and a grown son, Kevin. She is also a gracious grandmother to Colleen’s twin daughters, Paige and Madison. Aside from enjoying time with her granddaughters, Caroleann is also a chaplain and a minister to a night prayer group called “The Women of the Well.” The said night prayer has been held regularly at her home for 14 years every Wednesday. More recently, as the author of The Song of Solomon the Snail, a book sequel, Rice enjoys writing- making characters come alive to share a message of overcoming struggles and challenges. Her life’s journey has led her to overcome many challenges. Having been widowed young at 33, she raised her daughter and son as a single mom and enjoyed spending time with her family. When Caroleann lost her husband, she was compelled to change her life’s direction, which brought her to new challenges and heights. She enjoys music, traveling, cooking, and her most recent hobby- writing children’s books.

Caroleann Rice’s Books

The Lady Bug And The Bully Frog. “The community of friends can’t play at the pond because of the bully Milton the Frog. Clover, the Rabbit, calls on the help of Mrs. Ladybug, “Dot,” as she is known to her friends, and they seek the wisdom of Solomon the Snail to deal with the problem of how to help Milton see that he is being mean. Only someone who can fly over the water to him and is brave enough to face him can do it. In the whole neighborhood near the pond, only one measures up and can bring the news of the Mighty Wondrous Voice of Love to the bully who is terrorizing everyone – the tiny little Ladybug called Dot. But she will be all by herself! Or will she? Don’t forget – the Mighty Wondrous Voice of Love is with her!”

The Song Of Solomon, The Snail. “Meet a snail called Solomon. Keep him company as he goes along. Lean in close and listen. For as he travels, he sings his song. Love is Patient; Love is Kind. Hear his voice and pay it, Mind.”

Further, “When Solomon the Snail was young, he didn’t know that something wonderful would happen in his life. A wise and all-knowing snail was what Solomon would one day be. He carried his house on his back and would go inside to ask his Friend, the Mighty Wondrous Voice of Love inside of him, what he should do to get the answers to all his life’s struggles and problems.”

Solomon Snail Goes To The Beach. “Oh, those pesky Gull Brothers are at it again!” Buster Crab and his brother Sandy complained to Big Bill the Pelican. Buzzy Seagull and his brother Speedy are annoying everyone at the Crabby Shack, swooping down and trying to steal the food from the customers! “What are we going to do about that?” The Crabby Brothers want to know. But Big Bill doesn’t know. Good old Big Bill is curious, adventurous, hopeful, generous, and kind. But he would never tell you that about himself because he is humble and knows he was not blessed with much wisdom. He is not the one who will know what to do to help the Crabby Brothers with their problem or two. But he knows who can: his Friend from inland, Solomon, the wise Snail.”