Bedtime Book Review: Card Auntie’s Wonderful Workshop

by Mindy Lockard on April 29, 2010


With the fun of National Card and Letter Writing month still upon us we thought it would be the perfect time for a little book review! When the author, Sharon Hickey, contacted me about her new book Card Auntie’s Wonderful Workshop, I couldn’t resist sharing it with you during this oh so timely month!  To make sure I reviewed it well, I wrestled up two of my toughest book critiques and snuggled up for a little tale of correspondence.


Mindy’s Review

As a lover of correspondence I think this book is a great way to remind children and their parents of the power of writing and the spirit behind why we write!  Card Auntie is a great example of how writing cards and sending them in the mail, touches lives.  It brings us together. I also love that she has a basket of crafts that she uses to make the cards.  Card crafts are a great way to bring your children into the process. I think as parents one of the ways we equip our children with social confidence is by helping them feel good about handwriting–especially since the world they are growing into is so tech focused.  Elle and Maggie loved Card Auntie.  We even read it with Elle’s friend Charlie and he loved it too!  I highly recommend this book for a home children’s library. 


Elle (6)

What did you like about Card Auntie’s Wonderful Workshop? I love that she helped people, the world and community spreading happiness by making cards.  I liked the part when she was hurt and couldn’t make her cards that people came to help her make cards. 

What did you learn? If you write cards others will write to you! I also learned that we should try to spread happiness around the (attempting to spell) w.e.d…no, w.e.l.d. WOORRLLD, w.o.r.l.e.d? w.o.r.l.d. Yes, spread happiness around the world


Maggie (4)

What did you like about Card Auntie’s Wonderful Workshop? She is kind and so nice!  I love her.  I think she’s beautiful.  I was sorry she got a cast.  I like giving cards.  Oh and I liked the pictures too!  She is beautiful.

What did you learn? How she made cards. Hey mom, how come Dora travels around the world? The Card Auntie?  What I learned?  Oh yeah (giggle)! I learned it’s good to give cards. I like that she made cards for others.  She was very kind AAAND nice!  I like her!

For more on Card Auntie’s Wonderful Workshop or to pick up your own copy visit and Also, as of about May 14, people can request any bookstore to order it.

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Elizabeth Howard 04.29.10 at 2:37 pm

What an adorable book and great subject for kids! Many thanks to your girls for their great reviews!

Mindy Lockard 04.29.10 at 5:50 pm

Thank you Elizabeth! You are up tomorrow! I can’t wait.

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