I received this book for free from Make A Way Media LLC in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.In the Nick of Time Too by Deedee Cummings
Illustrator: Charlene Mosley
on November 22, 2022
Genres: Children's/ Multicultural, African American & Black
Source: Make A Way Media LLC
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Nick Saint and his best friend, Cooper, reunite in this warm holiday story about the magic of Christmas. A surprise visit leads to a journey of self-discovery and a deeper understanding of the true meaning of the holiday spirit. Nick and Cooper receive a charge to spread kindness and hope in their everyday lives. Will Cooper listen to his friend and help Nick save the day again? Will you also be moved to action and accept Santa's challenge to spread kindness wherever you go? Children of all ages and backgrounds will be inspired by this story and will understand that love, hope and kindness come to us in many shapes and all colors.
I’m happy to be participating in my second year as a Multicultural Children’s Book Day book reviewer! Check out of my review of In the Nick of Time Too by Deedee Cummings and illustrated by Charlene Mosley below and don’t forget to check out the celebration set for Jan. 26!
In the Nick of Time Too by Deedee Cummings is a cute, heartwarming book about two friends who consider themselves brothers. On Christmas Eve, Cooper’s mom lets him stay over at Nick’s house. Nick’s family has a celebration and invites the neighbors. After the party Cooper falls asleep on the couch only to awake to a big surprise coming down the chimney.
Importance of Multicultural Experiences
This book speaks to the importance of having multicultural experiences in your life. Cooper is white and when he sees that the Santa at Nick’s house is Black, he gets concerned. But Nick goes with him to talk to Santa who is patiently waiting for both of them. I loved the kindness and understanding spread throughout the book. Children and adults who read it will be encouraged to open themselves to new perspectives and learning. Also…I can’t wait to try the Nickeydoodles recipe with my kids! Yum!
In the Nick of Time Too is a great book to have on deck for the holiday season. It’s themes of kindness, friendship and being open to learning are so important and valuable. Also, it’s a great opportunity for you to talk to your children about how they can spread kindness in the world with their own actions.
More About This Series
In The Nick of Time Too is the second book in a series that also includes In the Nick of Time. In The Nick of Time Too can be read as a stand alone. Learn more about this series and others by Make A Way Media on their website.
About the Author
Deedee Cummings is the founder of Make A Way Media, LLC. Make A Way Media and author Deedee Cummings donate more than 10% of all book sales to It Pays to Read and the Louisville Book Festival. These programs literally pay children to read, highlight the importance of literacy every day of the year, and donate hundreds of books each year to churches, schools, children, and families in need. When you purchase Make A Way books you are helping to support this work!
In her writing, Deedee focuses on sharing powerful, inspiring, and uplifting messages that remind us all it is never too late to begin again. Deedee encourages the children she works with to write as a way to process emotions, document their journey, and express themselves more clearly.
Learn More About Multicultural Children’s Book Day
Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2023 (1/26/22) is in its 10th year! This non-profit children’s literacy initiative was founded by Valarie Budayr and Mia Wenjen; two diverse book-loving moms who saw a need to shine the spotlight on all of the multicultural books and authors on the market while also working to get those books into the hands of young readers and educators.
Ten years in, MCBD’s mission is to raise awareness of the ongoing need to include kids’ books that celebrate diversity in homes and school bookshelves continues. Read about our Mission & History HERE.
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