While preparing for the launch party for “The Nice, New Karate Kid,” I needed a good antonym for the word trouble. And it had to be in regards to an antidote for the type of Trouble monster that plagued the new karate kid. This was no easy task!
If I had to fight some of the antagonists from my picture book series, Disrespect and Trouble would be the last ones I’d choose.
See many details about "The Nice, New Karate Kid," the fourth book in the children's picture book series of Dojo Kun Character Books.
A child of 80s, a painfully quiet girl, and an “old soul” who struggled to fit in with her peers. Then her parents divorced when she was five years old. This is the story of Jenifer Tull-Gauger.
"If you look up the meaning of “character” you can find many different definitions. Here, we explore the question, "What is character?
Dojo Kun Character Books books help readers recognize and fight negative character traits such as laziness and procrastination. Instead, they learn to build good character.
This fourth book in a series is about a kid who has disrespect and trouble. The main idea and purpose is that this book promotes respect.
See the monsters that will represent the negative character traits of disrespect and trouble in Jenifer Tull-Gauger's upcoming children's karate picture book.
Yes, more poetry! I cannot keep my inner poet down. It turns out that, with a little help from a friend, I was able to participate in the April 2021 Poem-A-Day Challenge. She supplied the daily writing prompts, and I wrote poetry while waiting at the airport for flights. (By the way, this airport-waiting was part of my children’s picture book adventure. I was on my way to and from Texas to read my books to karate seminar participants.)
You may have seen in my books that I am into traditional Okinawa. That's why I wrote this wistful, gritty poem, an ode to the Ryukyu Kingdom.