The quitting monster says it would be so easy. Just stop, just for now, it’s so nice and dark and safe and comfortable to hide in a little pill bug ball. Isn’t it easier to do that any time life throws obstacles in our way?
My kids’ karate picture book helps children learn about Procrastination, but here, we learn a bit more about who Procrastination likes and doesn’t like.
Here's a free Telling Time Worksheet based on my first children's picture book. This lesson is especially for first and second graders. But it can be used by anyone who wants to brush up on their planning and use of clocks.
In this free healthy habits worksheet based on my first children's picture book, we can use the powerful force of habit to improve our lives. A teachers' lesson plan is included.
Read the answers to these interview questions: What was the most difficult part of writing your book? What is the most fun part of writing your book?
One of the perks of writing for children is that I get to spend time with other children’s writers. Here are my top five favorite things about them.
A blog drawing interpretation contest where one lucky (and skilled) winner will get a copy of "Coloring Fun with the Can-Do Karate Kid" coloring book.
I have encountered many surprises on this path. One of them was the support of the Twitter writing community. Those of us on the social media site hashtag it #WritingCommunity.
Someone, and in the case of my books, something has to be the bad guy. The third book’s villain is a Quitting monster. And the form it takes to help teach kids about perseverance has not yet been revealed.
The child main characters, Michi and Makoto, and I myself, are all daydreaming and talking about a lot of the same things on our picture book adventure.