While I was working on one of my books today, my children decided to write their own. While my son’s concept piece has turned into a Young Adult chapter book and is far from completion, my daughter managed to write and illustrate hers completely. So, without further ado, here is my daughter’s first attempt at writing:
Baby Molly & the Case of the Missing Bear
Baby Molly has a favorite toy. Her favorite toy is a purple, stuffed bear named Madison.
Baby Molly takes Madison with her everywhere – to the store, to the park, and even to bed.
One morning, Baby Molly couldn’t find Madison. Where was Madison hiding? Had she left her at the store? Had she left her at the park? Had she left her in the crib? Baby Molly set out to find her precious bear.
Baby Molly checked the kitchen first. Maybe she had left…
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I do a lot of things for children’s authors. It is what I love to do. I write children’s book reviews on amazon, write on my blog about the review I wrote, and place on pinterest for the readers. Some people ask why I do this. Like I said, I love what I do. Every individual that writes is different. We are not all the same. We have different point of views, we have things important we want to share with readers. I do not see me in a contest of who is the best.
Just like “The Croak 500” I am in a competition out there but if I do not run the race, then I failed. I wake up daily knowing what lies ahead. Promotions, school, my kids, my life, my writing. Yes, I do spend a lot on social media. Yes I do because I feel like…
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Wanted to leave you with one last story before the blog disappears. Will be setting up another one soon, but the person who shares this with me has to give it up. The new one will still be about Children’s Literature. Enjoy!
It was a beautiful day for a trip! Bright, blue sky, very few clouds, and no wind. The family was excited to be on their way to visit friends and family in another part of the country. Mom and Dad had always enjoyed flying and looked forward to being able to do it again. Suitcases were packed and everyone was ready to go.
Dad drove the car to the airport where it would be parked until they arrived back home. The luggage was checked and everyone made their way through security. The kids were anxious to see which animal would be on the tail of their airplane. Wouldn’t that be fun if they could really talk! Soon it was time to board. They all settled down into their seats, buckled their seat belts, and listened to the flight attendants give their speech while the pilots got the plane ready for takeoff.
Away they went! That was always the part that the kids loved best. The plane leveled off and everyone was enjoying the scenery out of the window. Things looked so small! All was going great until the plane started going around in circles. They were close to where they were suppose to land, but the plane kept going around in circles! People started to wonder if they were EVER going to come down or run out of gas instead! Then the plane straightened out and landed. As people were getting off the plane, the pilot explained about the circles.
Happy Halloween, everyone! Enjoy the story.
Tiger was the only cat in the family. There were also two dogs, and they got along with each other very well. Tiger had seen what happened with the dogs around the time of Halloween and he would hide. He didn’t want humans putting all kind of costumes on him. Yuck! The dogs looked so silly, but they’d just wag their tails and act like they were all happy about it. That wasn’t for Tiger. No, sir, cats didn’t do that!
It was time for Halloween again. “Oh, no”, thought Tiger. “Time for me to find a place to hide!” However, things were going to be different this year. The children had decided that the pets should go with them to carry their treat buckets. No costumes for the animals this year. Now, this sounded pretty good to Tiger! He liked being outside and decided he wouldn’t hide. Being a cat, he was curious about what would happen,.
When it was time to go outside to trick or treat, Tiger was so excited that he could hardly stand it. He bounced from floor to couch, from chair to floor, etc. like he had springs in his feet. The children gathered him up along with the dogs and off they went. It was so much fun! Other children would pet him and love on him until he purring so loud he sounded like a freight train. “Yes!”, thought Tiger. “I want to do this every year.” He was so tired when they came home that he fell asleep in the chair. It had been a very good night indeed!
Objects moving around the house or disappearing? Snacks stolen from the fridge? A smashed china vase? Georgia is one savvy sleuth! She can always explain random, odd things happening around her in a logical and rational way. Or maybe she’s so sure that there’s no such thing as ghosts that she can’t see what’s right in front of her!
Super-cute and friendly ghosts make mischief in this creative ghost story. Watch your little one have fun finding hidden ghosts on each page. Even those easily scared will find these little ghosts charming and delightful!
My four-year-old son declared that he loves this book so much that, “We need to read it every single day for forever and ever!” I’m more than happy to oblige him. No Such Thing is a favorite!
Ages 3 – 7. Flying Eye Books. November 2014. 32 pages. ISBN: 978-1909263482. Fiction.
Where to Get it:
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Found some books the other day that you might be interested in sharing with your children. If you have already done that, would love to see your comments on how well they were liked.
This classic has a twist because Red gets some super powers! This story proves that girls can be heroes too.
The kids at my school would laugh and enjoy this book so much. Poor Red Rooster had to run back and forth to buy worms for his new babies. The more he had to run, the more the children laughed. Excellent for counting!
This book is a picture book tour of New York City. Good introduction to children who have never been there before. There is no mention of 9/11 other than a picture of the memorial.
Hope this gives you some new ideas of books for your children. Let me know what you think.
It’s been a crazy week, folks, so I’m posting another original story that I’ve written. Enjoy and let me know what you think. Love the positive feedback and suggestions!
Flopsy, a dog, and Mopsy, a cat, did not have a forever home. They were born in different places and did know each other at first. In fact, they didn’t even have names to begin with. Their mamas lived in old buildings that didn’t have people living in them. It was a very scary world to them. The mamas did the best they could, but life was not easy.
One day, the mamas were hunting in the same alley. They had their little ones with them, and that’s how Flopsy and Mopsy met. They liked each other right away and wanted to play. However, they had to wait until the mamas were done hunting. They all went back to where Flopsy and his family were staying to share the food. This went on for several days until a human found them and took all of them to a shelter.
Flopsy and Mopsy were not in the same part of the shelter, so they didn’t see each other any more. They thought about each other and really wished they could play again. A woman walked into the shelter on a bright, sunny morning wanting to adopt a puppy. She loved animals and was a very kind person. When the clerk showed her the dogs, she immediately wanted Flopsy. The clerk told her that Flopsy had come in with a family of cats. Would she be interested in a kitten? The animals were so glad to see each other that the woman knew she needed both of them. Life became very happy and good when Flopsy and Mopsy were in their new home. They had a favorite story they liked to read:
Marion Lovato is the author of Sam, the Superkitty. Her book describes an ordinary cat changing into a superhero to protect his family from things that go bump in the night. Available on Amazon as a paperback or Kindle edition. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1604588667
Time for another original story. Let me know if you like it.
Ralph and Fluffy lived together in the same house. Ralph was a dog; Fluffy was a kitten. Ralph didn’t think the same way Fluffy did which would upset Fluffy. He would try to be very patient with Ralph, but sometimes it was hard. He talked to him many times about how cats and dogs should get along, but Ralph wouldn’t listen.
Fluffy had a very comfortable bed of his own, but Ralph would always lay on part of it so he could be close to Fluffy. He loved Fluffy very much and thought he was the greatest thing since peanut butter was invented. Fluffy had cat food to eat; Ralph had dog food. For some reason, Ralph thought that cat food tasted better than dog food and always ate some of Fluffy’s food. The humans thought Fluffy had eaten it and wouldn’t give Fluffy any more until the next feeding time.
Ralph loved to play with toys and would always bring them to Fluffy so they could play together. It seemed that he couldn’t understand cats sleep 18 hours a day and don’t want to play all the time. Having to wake up when he wasn’t ready really made Fluffy crabby! One day, Fluffy decided that he’d had enough!! It was time to talk to Ralph and make him understand how he should act! From that day on, there were no more problems.