‘Crazy Club’ focuses on friendship
Ryan Summerlin April 11, 2013
The “Crazy Club Gets its Start” is the first of a series of children’s book created by Robyn Lindner and Christie Rassuchine; former kindergarten classmates from South Lake Tahoe turned forever friends. They now reside in two different time zones and are moms, businesswomen and authors. Lindner resides in New York City while Rassuchine calls Reno, Nev., her home. “We still keep in touch on Skype,” they say. These adorable storybooks target children at an elementary school age and reflect Tahoe childhood memories. Lindner and Rassuchine have pooled together their unique talents to bring to life a book series that’s sure to be a favorite. After all, who doesn’t love being a member of a club … and a crazy one at that? Friendship is the resounding theme and that’s how this story begins.
Once you’ve read the “The Crazy Club Gets its Start,” you’ll want to follow the lovable characters into subsequent books. “The Crazy Club Gets Its Start” is where they are introduced for the first time. The illustrations created by Rassuchine, although drawn in black and white, exude warmth, are well-defined and relatable with each one projecting a unique personality. Characters include Jilly Bean and Lindy Hopp. There are boys included. Cliff Casey and Larry Lightyear are part of the Crazy Club too. The cast of characters is displayed in pictures in the first few pages of the book and then introduced into the story line later. Tall Pines Elementary School is the setting where the children attend school. “Crazy Club” will give children the opportunity to sharpen their reading skills while learning a few life lessons. The first lesson is simple; “No meanies allowed in the club!” It’s great to have fun and to be crazy, but everyone can join in as long as you have a common goal and are respectful to one another.
The level of reading is comfortable for most third-graders, however, parents can assist younger children or those who need extra help. The dialogue is fun and a new word may be introduced here or there. The book length is just right for a bedtime read. “Crazy Club Gets It’s Start” is paperback and can be stashed in a backpack or stuffed in a purse for toting on a road trip.
See you back on the playground tomorrow Crazy Club kids!
Visit www.crazyclubbooks.com to obtain more information. You can order any one of the five “Crazy Club” books online at www.amazon.com. On the crazy club website there are worksheets for children, one of which helps them start their own club.