Developing characters that are both appealing and that can teach children valuable lessons without sounding preachy isn’t always easy. Edie is one of those that endears you to her with her enthusiasm, cheerfulness, and curiosity. But this little stingray also recognizes that she is different and accepts herself as such. In the end, despite trying to accept all the good advice being given her, she realizes conformity is not for her. She wants to do things her way! Edie finally decides, at a … [Read more...] about Edie Makes a Splash
The first time I heard the words ‘hammerhead shark’ as a child, the vision it brought to mind was a large fish with the head of a hammer that hit other fish in order to kill it and eat it. Sawfish? ….A giant fish in the shape of a saw that wreaked havoc by sawing fish in half. As an adult the names like forceps crab, nurse shark, jellyfish, etc. elicit the same sort of imagination. Edie Goes The Wrong Way was a great opportunity to use these wonderful names in a fanciful and creative way, … [Read more...] about From The Perspective Of A Child
The idea for this book was nearly instantaneous. A stingray was born and she went the opposite direction of every other ray in the bay. She bumped heads with them all yet still kept going. On a personal level I related to this behavior, seems I’ve been butting heads with most my entire life. This quality isn’t good for a stingray that needs to survive in the wild, nor is it good for a little girl growing up determined to make her own mistakes and rarely listening to those who were brave … [Read more...] about Edie Goes The Wrong Way … Or Does She?