Books

All three books are available for purchase at the following California area stores, or through the online retailers listed below.

The Adventures of Wizahickon

Overview

Through the joyful spirit of an elf-like forest creature Wizahickon, she learns that fears do not need to be stifled but can be the impetus for change and self-empowerment. The embedded message of fears challenged slip into the child's unconscious, while the story produces a sense of fun and adventure.

Author Notes

Wizahickon and the forest creatures are quite comfortable living in the Lemon Grass forest, until one day someone new appears and Wizahickon learns that being afraid is ok and part of growing.

Fear can be the catalyst for positive change, and it's never too early to teach children that facing their fears is an important part of growing up. Deftly imparting this practical advice using whimsy and lighthearted characters The Adventures of Wizahickon is an ideal source for fostering a sense of empowerment in little ones.

Polka Dot Sue

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Overview

This story encourages a sense of self-acceptance and pride despite obstacles, thus showing how a sense of self-empowerment can arise from believing in one self. It encourages the young reader to understand more about feelings.

Author Notes

My second book, Polka Dot Sue, is the story of a young girl with polka dot hair who takes great pride in who she is, and she conveys this pride through her enjoyment of choosing a new outfit for each day. The story encourages a sense of self-acceptance and pride despite obstacles, thus showing how a sense of self-empowerment can arise from believing in one self. With the color-emotion awareness, it encourages the young reader to understand more about feelings. The days of the week provide a framework which gives an opportunity for more fundamental growth.

Grandma Loves Pillows

Overview

How does an old woman with a very kind heart, end up all by herself outside on her front lawn? Her friends are nowhere to be seen. Something is wrong. What is it? Grandma collects too much and soon finds she has lost what she most valued--her friends.She learned collecting too much has consequences and she must reflect on her own choices. By giving from her heart, she finds her heart changed.

Sometimes acquiring things we believe we need, can create problems...

This positive message is gently conveyed through imaginative characters and settings, with Donna's gorgeous illustrations, the story is brought to vibrant, exciting life. Discover more in this enchanting new book, it is ideal as a read-along and simple enough for beginning readers to tackle on their own.

Author Notes

My third book, Grandma Loves Pillows, is about the choices we make. Grandma collects too much and soon finds she has lost what she most valued - her friends.

Grandma learned collecting too much has consequences and she much reflect on her own choices.