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!
For my first two classroom readings of my character building book I went to two separate kindergarten classrooms where I knew none of the kids and only one of the teachers. That’s where I introduced character concepts through my fictional karate story.
Someone asked me why I have the Liberty Bell as one of the symbols on the cover of my debut karate children’s picture book. It was not random or an accident. I thoughtfully and purposefully chose that symbol. It is only one aspect of “The Can-Do Karate Kid” cover symbolism. Join me as we explore this symbol on the cover and what it represents.
Makoto is the main character of my children’s picture book, The Can-Do Karate Kid. I enjoy hearing what kids have to say. If you’d like to do the same with…