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Yarashell Abbily

and Her Very Messy Room

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Reviewed by Maxine

One of the book's greatest assets is its theme - messy rooms! Almost every kid and parent can relate the topic of cleanliness, and this book does a great job dealing with it. ...
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Reviewed by Trisha Brenner

The book is well written. It describes the dilemma every parent has to face when raising his/her child. The book also beautifully describes the same from the child's point of view. It really points out what a different world children see. ...
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Reviewed by Ryuken Iwaski

Yarashell Abbily and Her Very Messy Room is a fun childrens book. The story is short yet gives the message of responsibilities to kids. The interesting part about the book is illustration and easy to read story. Kids will surely enjoy the story. I'd definitely recommend this to others ...
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New Children's Book Reveals What Is More Fun Than a Messy Room

League City, TX -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/11/2014 -- Sybrina Durant has just released her new children’s book, “Yarashell Abbily and Her Very Messy Room”. It is a 36-page book written in sing-song verse, filled with delightful illustrations by Sara Wilson. The book is available now on Amazon for Kindle and in paperback.

Yarashell Abbily is a three-year-old girl who loves playing in her room surrounded by all her stuff, clothes and shoes and toys on the bed and on the floor, spending hours imagining wonderful things. The problem is Mom has a different view. Mom thinks it is a very messy room and Yarashell needs to clean it up. The little girl believes her messy room is beautiful and doesn’t understand why Mom wants to change it. The book is an enjoyable family read about how Mom enlists Dad’s help in showing the messy room girl that cleaning it up has rewards that can be even more fun. ….
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I'm Sybrina.

Once upon a time I wanted to be a writer more than anything in the world. I could tell stories with the best of them, so I just knew I could write well, too.

Funny thing about writing,'s nothing like telling a story. I bet you've noticed that, too. I'd even go as far as to bet there have been times...plenty of them, when you've been writing along just fine, then suddenly, you hit a brick wall over how to describe the simplest thing.

25 years ago, there wasn't anything much available other than Webster's Dictionary or Roget's Thesaurus and a couple of synonym and antonym books. So, I decided I'd start to put together what I was looking for, myself.

Those were the prehistoric days, before p.c.'s. Each bit of information I gathered was tediously placed behind index tabs in spiral notebooks...lots of notebooks and tons of tabs. It very quickly became a monstrous task.…….Read More


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What is the book about?

The book is about a delightful little girl who wakes up joyfully each day. She sets about getting herself dressed and ready for the day. In the process, she pulls most everything out of her dresser drawers and closet, tossing them this way and that. They all land in unique configurations about the room, creating a fantastic wonderland in her imagination. Through it all, she discusses her creations with her best friend…her doll, who encourages her handi-work to be even better. As you might imagine, when Mommy appears upon the scene, all she sees is a mess! A battle of wills ensues. Finally, in frustration Daddy arrives with a brilliant idea. To end the confrontation, he suggests a game…Yarashell’s favorite. The thought of winning is exactly what is needed to turn her attention to the task at hand…cleaning up her room.


What inspired you to write the book?

I had the cutest inspiration that you can possibly imagine. Years ago, I was having a conversation with one of my granddaughters, who was 3 years old at the time. I asked her, “What is your very favorite thing in the world to do?” She looked at me very seriously for a moment and then a huge grin broke out on her face. With great enthusiasm, she answered, “I like to mess up my room!”

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Reviewed by Paul Lappen

This book is made to be read to the average three- or four-year-old, especially those who are in the "messy room" stage. It helps when the author dedicates the book to her four granddaughters, who each had a messy room when they were Yarashell's age. Yes, this book is really worth the money. ...
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Reviewed by CC

Where the child thinks it is a great story about someone they can relate to, what the real deal is that they don't figure out it's a guide.
Yes, you heard me correctly hidden within this very readable out loud, story with magnificent illustrations, by the way. . ...
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Reviewed by Stacy Litz

I really appreciate all of Sybrina's books -- and this one has a distinct purpose. Messy rooms are something that you struggle with kids to "correct," playing all sorts of games to get them to be less stubborn! ...
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Reviewed by Arlene Dayoan

I love the cute and colorful illustrations. The rhyming is also fun and adds to the story. I enjoyed reading this book to my nephew because he seemed to really listen, and it kept him entertained. ...
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Reviewed by Ri Westwood

Sybrina Durant does a wonderful job of engaging the readers eyes and ears, from a bouncy and effervescent tone to colorful illustrations that bring the story to life in a fantastic way. . ...
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A Creative Way To Inspire Young Ones To Clean Up Their Rooms

League City, Texas, USA – June 13, 2014— Everyone knows a messy little 3 year old!  Finally, here’s a clean-up idea that makes cleaning as much fun as making a room messy in the first place.  Read about it in the latest children’s book by Author, Sybrina Durant, titled Yarashell Abbily and Her Very Messy Room.

If you are a parent or a grandparent of a toddler or young child, then you are aware of the challenges associated with inspiring them to clean up their rooms. Part of the challenge—is that kids enjoy their very messy room. This could be because they like to see all of their favorite toys out in one place, it is not fun to clean, or because they do not yet understand the benefits of keeping things organized.  Or maybe, they just don’t see it as messy at all.….Read More

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Reviewed by Niyatimav

This is one point which I enjoy in Sybrina’s books. Children are a source of such unadulterated joy and she captures that innocence so brilliantly. ...
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Reviewed by Johanna Bouchard

Yarashell Abbily and Her Very Messy Room by Sybrina Durant is a delightful and charming children's book that introduces young readers to a sing-song rhyming story dialog, along with a fun, entertaining game to learn responsibility when cleaning their room. ...
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Reviewed by Michelle Robertson

This sweet rhyming book tells the story of Yarashell Abbily, a three year old girl who loves to mess up her room. But when her mommy tells her it’s time to clean up, Yarashell is anything but happy. . ...
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Reviewed by Matthew Lorentzen

The writer also accurately conveyed how one parent's frustration over a child's actions can be balanced with a solution from the other parent. So in this way, not only is this book good for kids, it is also good for parents in seeing how they can work together to address a solution . . ...
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