Cougar Cub Tales: The Sneezy Wheezy Day
by Jean Cramer
Book Overview: Brother Cougar Cub isn’t feeling well. The siblings decide to head to the forest to ask their well-intentioned friends for help with treatments. Although their friend’s ideas are wonderful and brilliant, it is a sister’s love that is the final remedy for the ailing cub! Written in rhyme and illustrated with brilliant watercolor, it is the third book in the award winnings series, Cougar Cub Tales.
Mary’s Review: Poor Brother cougar suddenly doesn’t feel well. Sister cougar is worried about her brother so she begins to try and find ways to help him feel better. She takes him to see White Owl, Royal King Stag, The Canadian Goose, Red Fox just to name a few and each with their own remedy or cure. Poor Brother cougar only gets worse. Suddenly Sister cougar knows what will really help her brother. She takes him home, wraps him in his favorite blanky and makes him a cup of tea.
She gives him a big hug and sits with him while he rests. When he wakes, he is better. He realizes it is because of his sister’s love and care.
Sister cougar gives her brother unconditional love and caring service to help her brother.
Beautiful illustrations help to tell this rhyming story.
I recommend this book for ages 4-8.
About The Author: Sharon Jean Cramer was born in Jamestown, New York in 1960. Sharon’s education includes a Master’s in Anesthesia Education from Gonzaga, with her minor area of study in fine arts at the University of Houston. She pulls heavily from her experiences in healthcare to consider subject material for her children’s books.
She also pulls from very personal experience for The Sneezy Wheezy Day. Her twin sister struggled with childhood illness for many years. Sharon observed that the treatments, though helpful and therapeutic were not what was ultimately most significant. What mattered most to Vonnie was the family and friends around her, who supported and loved her.
Sharon is surrounded by her own cubs. Her three sons all live in Spokane, and though grown, have opinions about the cougar cubs. Lost and Alone was actually written for her youngest son, Chase, when he was born. It is about his two older brothers, who were eight and ten years old at the time! Cole and Shad tangled on occasion so it was easy for Sharon to write about sibling rivalry and conflict resolution!
Sage is Sharon’s granddaughter, loves the Cougar Cub Tales, and is a tough critic! She pits the cubs against Dora, Spongebob and of course the Disney princesses, but so far, the Cougar Cubs hold their own (and dad doesn’t bore so quickly over reading them over, and over, and over!)
Sharon’s husband, Daryl, is a nurse anesthetist, and ‘personal organizer’ for Sharon. He is also chef, karaoke partner, best friend, and inspiration to the author. He is a good voice of reason, sometimes editor, and unlikely audience during studio recordings. (More than one take has occurred due to his enthusiastic presence!). If you see Sharon at a big event, say hello to Daryl as well. He is usually close by.