About "The Think, Then Do Karate Kid," the 5th book in the series, a children's character-building book about impulsiveness and self-control.
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.
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.
The color tests for the protagonists and antagonists are one of my favorite parts of illustrating. Here are my Quitting monster illustration color tests.
2019 marks the year that I blasted off on my children's picture book writing and illustration adventure. This picture collage marks some of the highlights.
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.
Michi’s room stays very tidy. But I hope she doesn’t constantly return all of her items out of worry over what people think of her. I hope she can relax and be herself in her own room.
Makoto, the main character in my children’s picture book, likes to keep it fun. Here we get to know this nine-year-old boy by the things in Makoto's room.
The name for this symbol for Ryukyu is the mitsudomoe. Mitsudomoe has a literal meaning of “three comma-looking shapes.” The Ryukyu island chain makes up what used to be an independent country called the Ryukyu Kingdom. That is what it was when they developed the martial arts there which were later called karate.