P. Heaphy

Helpful votes received on reviews: 100% (18 of 18)
Location: West Haven, CT United States
Birthday: May 30
In My Own Words:
Early childhood education, Egypt, and Martha's Vineyard are the passions in my life. And, oh yes, of course, my husband Michael. Since getting married, I've also found myself reading ALOT about gardening, finances, and interior decorating!! And to the above list I will now add our long haired shephard Jack and boating as newly acquired passions.


Top Reviewer Ranking: 478,174 - Total Helpful Votes: 18 of 18
Star Craving Mad by Elise Abrams Miller
Star Craving Mad by Elise Abrams Miller
From the back cover:""Maddy Braverman, 30 and still single, has taught first grade at an exclusing private school...Her only respite from the monotony is her celebrity filled fantasy life"
I thought I could relate to this book, for I thought I could see a bit of myself in Maddy. How often are books written about fantasizing about celebrities, something many of us won't admit to doing! But here, Maddy actually has run-ins with some celebrities, due to her job at the exclusive Manhattan school and her roomate working in the field of publicity.
If you can stand to read about a teacher who seems to be out drinking every other night, and can get through some dialogue such as :… Read more
Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas by James Patterson
Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas by James Patterson
For a year now, this book jumps out at me from the bookstore shelves, as I'm always looking for Martha's Vineyard fiction, but the premise just seemed too corny. (Not to mention that I didn't know it actually WAS set, in part, on MV)
You know right from the begining that Katie, having read the diary, is left touched beyond words, so I was immediately drawn into the question - "What is in the diary?".
I liked that the story was not just a diary, but interspersed with details of the life of Katie, who is in possession of the book. Even the diary chapters read more like a novel, and I was left wondering why on earth a mother would write some of these things to her baby… Read more
Play at the Center of the Curriculum by Judith Van Hoorn
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
I picked this book off the shelf in a college library with a large early childhood education department. I have been teaching for many years but needed some specific information about a play based curriculum. My original intention was just to jot afew notes at the library, and then I found myself checking the book out so I could read more. And now I find myself looking it up on Amazon to purchase it for myself.
This book describes what good early childhood programs should include. Children learn through play, and there are many theorists and researchers ( Dewey, Piaget, Montessori, etc)out there who can validate this, and their information is included in this easy to read book. This… Read more