Sunday, December 27, 2009

Book Review: The Day I Met THE NUTS

"The Day I Met THE NUTS," is a story is about a young boy who discovers he is allergic to nuts while at a friend's birthday party. Being that birthday parties are top-notch events in a child's life, author Mary Rand Hess grabs her audience from page one. As an added treat, the illustrations in the book blend perfectly with the text, providing even more entertainment to the reader's delight.

I read the story to my son and daughters ages 3, 4 and 6. They enjoyed it so much that they asked me to read it twice! My little ones couldn't wait to find out how the boy would survive such a huge change in his life and still be all right. Of course they knew he would be all right because Mary, a mother of two young boys herself, expertly places just the right amount of love and support in the the mother's character in the story. You hear the mom urging her son along, as he gradually takes his life back from the nuts.

There is a comical tone in much of the book and my 6 year old didn't hesitate to chuckle throughout. My 4 year old loved the animal pictures and my 3 year old was totally in tune with the boy's feelings, as he had recently had an allergic reaction to skin cream. "The Day I Met THE NUTS" is a fun read and an inspiring tale. It captures the true essence of childhood emotion. To find out more about the book or order copies, visit

Monday, December 21, 2009

Thank You

Thanks for your support! This December was a whirlwind of activity as Polly & Meek fit in two retail events before the holiday week (and the big snow) overtook us. Many of you bought books, calendars and dry-erase boards as gifts to special children and even some adults in your lives. We pray that they are blessed by our story and inspired by our products.

It was a pleasure talking to all of you. Whether you needed a little encouragement or just stopped by to encourage us; whether you bought a product or simply grabbed some information to pass along to a friend, we appreciate you.

As we continue with our mission of edifying families and promoting early literacy, we are mindful of your comments. In the new year you can count on Polly&Meek for more of the products you love, as well as, new creations based on your feedback. Our work is fun for us, and above all, it's one of the ways we serve God. He richly blesses us everyday. We hope to multiply that blessing by passing it on to you.

Thank you again and Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

December 2009 Newletter

Get Your Holiday Gift Sets Now!

The season for giving is upon us and Polly & Meek is pleased to offer holiday gift sets. Each set includes a copy of our children's picture book, educational flash cards, a dry erase sheet with pen and a special gift. The cost is $15 for sets that include a soft cover book and $20 for sets that include a hard cover book (plus S&H). If you do not have a copy of our book, now is the time to give one as a Christmas gift. Our holiday gift sets are for a limited time only, so contact us via email, phone or blog to place your order.

Upcoming Events

We will be vending at the Read To Lead Book Fair on December 12, 2009 from 12pm - 5pm at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 410 Addison Rd, Seat Pleasant, Maryland 20743. This event is sponsored by the Maryland Umbrella Group.

Come out and support this great organization which sponsors an annual youth summer camp. Authors will be reading their books at the Read to Lead Book Fair so bring the kids. You will not want to miss it!

Books on Consignment

Contact us via email, blog or phone for more details on how to carry our book in your stores at no cost to you while making a profit!

Where To Purchase Our Book

Remember you can purchase our children's book at, at our website, blog, via US Mail or email!

Visit Our Blog

Check out weekly updates at our blog to find out more about what is going on with Polly & Meek and catch a sneak peak into our daily lives. This week we are celebrating the holiday season with reasons to give thanks and hopes for a prosperous New Year. Come over and tell us about your holiday traditions. We would love to hear from you!

As always we thank you for your support and encourage you to use your God given talents to pursue your dreams!

Many Blessings,

Onjeinika Brooks and Tamika Jackson

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Christmas is my favorite time of year. Sometimes it's nearly impossible for me not to regress into a childlike state--- singing, dancing and making merriment around the Christmas tree. My cup runneth over as I think of how good it is to have salvation because the saviour lives! It is His sweetness that keeps me comfortable, His love that I try to mirror and His promise that he'll never forsake me, which propels me into celebration. To tell the truth, I don't know how anyone can resist opening their heart this time of year if at none other.

We grew up under the facade of Santa Claus so even though I knew God and Jesus, Christmas was more about what surprises Santa had in store. And while our grandmother went out of her way creating the most memorible, and magical Christmas scenes ever; nothing can compare to the ultimate gift ---Christ Jesus! He makes me want to do better, love harder and forgive my enemies all in one breath; whilst striving to experience that unspeakable joy the old folks spoke about.

So when the question comes up, like it did today --- Lainey wanted to know if I thought Jesus' birthday was really December 25th. When asked I said this: "Honestly, I don't know and actually I don't really care." Her eyes stretched in disbelief as I continued. "It could be any day of the year, but Christmas gives us a reason to be thankful for God through his son Jesus. What could be wrong with that! So were are going to give gifts like those that were brought when Jesus was born and we will say thank you for His many blessings. All in the spirit Christmas." Immediately she leapt from her perch near the window and into my arms. We skipped, twirled and danced, throughout the living room, her face emanating happiness!

(singing) It's the most wonderful time of the year.....