Keep Your Imagination Alive and Dream Big!
I hope that you all enjoy both my books: My Cartoon Imagination at School and My Cartoon Imagination at the Hospital and take these little journeys with my main character, Samara. Have you ever looked at someone and thought they looked like another person, an animal, or your favorite cartoon character? Yes? Well, I invite you to take this journey along with Samara as she explores her world with her vivid imagination! Both books contain moments of bravery, understanding, and optimism which are traits that effectively help children be more open to receiving the care they need at medical institutions and while interacting at school.
My first book, My Cartoon Imagination at School, will show boys and girls a different way of looking at the world around them when they are nervous about doing a presentation at school. Standing up in front of the classroom will make even your most confident child become weak in the knees and nervous! Some of us grew up with the idea of “just imagine them in their underwear" but this advice has never helped me or any of my friends growing up. (Needless to say, I do not believe that this advice was meant to be shared with children anyway.) I wanted to give children a fun way to use their imaginations to get over their stage fright that comes with giving oral book reports or presentations in front of the class. I am hoping that they will connect with Samara's character in the story and realize that they too can succeed as she did after getting over her fears. She even got a great grade in the end and rushed home to share this great news with her mother! They can tap into their imaginary superpowers and visualize themselves as victorious in any situation!
Do you know a little child who is sick or has been sick in the hospital recently? What about a child who is afraid to go to the doctor's office? If yes, then my book, My Cartoon Imagination at the Hospital, may ease their fears by explaining what they may experience or have already experienced in a fun and imaginative way! This sequel to my first book imparts the idea of how a healthy mind can aid children in coping with the nervousness associated with entering hospitals. There is a medical vocabulary list with definitions which is easy to understand by the young readers from ages 6 - 10. There is also a question and answer (Q&A) section in the back of the book explaining the medical terms used in the story. I have included a few of the actual questions that I had to answer while caring for some of my youngest patients. For the very young children from ages 3 - 5, they will definitely enjoy the pictures in both books and would benefit from having an adult read these whimsical stories out loud to them! By reading out loud to them, it will help your child learn word recognition and comprehension. It will also show them how to form sentences together through poetry and rhyming. I used to read aloud to both my sons when they were very young so by the time they were old enough to attend grade school, they were already reading and recognizing a large vocabulary list of words! I believe in challenging young minds and giving them more difficult words and definitions to help their minds grow which will hopefully motivate them to continue studying and learning. Through research, I have learned that a young child, and even an infant, can first learn with word recognition through rhymes, colorful pictures, and songs even before the age of five. My hope is that it will motivate them to continue to read and explore, no matter how challenging, and that it will prepare them for a successful future! Both books are very educational using SIGHT words sprinkled throughout with a little inspirational message at the end of each story. Thank you for taking this journey with me and remember to keep your imagination alive!
"Never be limited by other people’s limited imaginations." ~~~~ Mae Jemison
"Our greatest natural resource is the minds of our children." ~~~ Walt Disney
"Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere." ~~~ Albert Einstein
"Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, dreams are forever." ~~~ Walt Disney
"There is no such thing as a child who hates to read, there are only children who have not found the right book." ~~~ Frank Serafini
"KEEP YOUR IMAGINATION ALIVE AND DREAM BIG! I dare you to take your journey because there is no expiration date on your dreams while you live! ~~~~ My Cartoon Imagination