Prairie Light is a book of poetry and pictures all about the lovely, changeable seasons we have here in the Mid-West. Each one is special and each has its own unique beauty. We may grumble a... More > bit(especially about winter) but we do so look forward to each season as it arrives. Some would say we look forward to them leaving,too, but that's a different book for for a different day.
Prairie Light begins in deep winter when the snow is piled high and moves through the year back to winter again. Each poem is illustrated with an original photograph that I think captures the light, the beauty, or customs we have here.
Attention Readers: all the poems are short, interesting, and illustrated! No bedtime will be harmed by reading this book!
Also, literary devices such as poetry patterns, descriptive language, rhyming, similies, etc. can be found in this book. Wow! It's a good read and has learning opportunities at the same time. I hope you enjoy Prairie Light.< Less
My grandmother lived with us part of every year and I got to spend spent a lot of time with her. She didn't want to be treated like a guest, she wanted to help! I remember very clearly watching her... More > crooked hands as they peeled apples for apple butter, crocheted a doily, or made a pie. Her hands were magic to me.
The idea for this book came to me after the birth of my first grandchild. I looked down at the beautiful baby in my hands. It struck me that my hands were now a grandma's hands. The idea resonated with me and just took hold. We use our hands every day to take care of others just like my grandmother's loving hands did long ago and I wanted to write a book about hands in her honor.
Grandma's Hands is a full-color picture book about hands -the hands that hold us, love us, and take care of us in big and small ways. In it I have used photographs to focus on the daily life of hands-holding a baby, cooking a meal, or climbing a tree! I think grandma would be pleased.< Less
Welcome puzzle fans and sleuths! Kaleidoscope: The Animals Around Us is the first in a series of a flip book puzzles for the young at heart ages 8 and up. Younger children will enjoy the images, but... More > may not be able to complete the puzzle activity without help from an adult.
In this first book, I have taken photographs of different kinds of animals commonly found in Northern Illinois. I then used those photographs to create a kaleidoscope pattern of each animal picture. The object of the activity is to identify the animal depicted in the kaleidoscope! There will be something in each kaleidoscope pattern to lead the reader toward the solution of the puzzle-a shape, a texture, a color, a design. The clues are there waiting. Once solved, flip to the answer page and see if you are correct!
I have 3 more books planned in the series: Birds, Zoo Animals, and Flowers. I hope to have them ready to publish soon. Thank you for your interest in Kaleidoscope: The Animals Around Us. I hope you enjoy it a lot!< Less
Welcome puzzle fans and sleuths! Kaleidoscope: Our Fine Feathered Friends is the 2nd in a series of flip books for the young at heart ages 8 and up. Younger children will enjoy the images, but may... More > not be able to complete the puzzle activity without help from an adult.
In this 2nd book, I have taken photographs of different kinds of birds commonly found in Northern Illinois. I then used those photographs to create a kaleidoscope pattern of each bird picture. The object of the activity is to identify the picture of the bird depicted in the kaleidoscope! There is something in each kaleidoscope pattern to lead you toward the solution of the puzzle-a shape, a texture, a color, a design, etc. Once solved, flip to the answer page and see if you are correct! I have also included a hidden letter on each puzzle page. Find the letters to solve the hidden message!
I have 2 more books planned: Exotic Animals, and Flowers.Thank you for your interest in Kaleidoscope: Our Fine Feathered Friends Flip Book Puzzle.< Less