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Englewood Author Shines In Her Debut Novel, ‘Emma’s Dilemmas’

Reviewing: “Emma’s Dilemmas” by Nancy Silberman Zwiebach. IP Books. 2021. English. Paperback. 30 pages. ISBN: 978-1-556864-03-8.

There are times when we neglect to recognize some of our very creative neighbors whose offerings bring much joy to our homes and, in this case, to our children.

“Emma’s Dilemmas,” written by Nancy Silberman Zwiebach, who hails from Englewood, brought me lots of laughs as I read this short book—and I am sure that it will do the same for your children as well (in some cases with an explanation).

No question in my mind that “Emma’s Dilemma” brings to our attention the many things we frequently say to our children which, if taken literally, would never be understood. Sayings such as “Every cloud has a silver lining,” that one should use “elbow grease” when cleaning something up, and remarking that a child sounds as though they have a “frog in their throat” are examples. “Is there really grease coming out of my elbow?” “Do I have a frog in my throat?” “I do not see any silver around the clouds.” These are the reactions of Emma and her friend Gordon when those phrases are used to describe situations to them.

Zwiebach is a certified school psychologist, psychotherapist and motivational speaker, and is lovingly attached to her own granddaughter and family. She is excited to introduce you to her first children’s book and would be happy to hear your feedback. “Emma’s Dilemmas” is available on Amazon.

By Nina Glick

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