Sammi Jo would love it if younger children could enjoy the series of events about how she meets her new best friend, Screech. She was super excited when we came up with the idea of a rhyming picture book to introduce younger children to her adventure series. Enjoy!
Dede Stockton is the red-headed, only child who was always seeking a new friend. The stories about Sammi Jo and her seaside adventures stem from Dede’s imagined adventures when she was a child and living near beaches all over the world as a military brat!
Most places did not have television, or at least not American television, and because she is an only child and there were no electronic devices in those days, she read... Anything she could get her hands on!
Many of the places she lived were on or near the oceans, so, just like Sammi Jo, she believed that there were magical adventures to be had under the water!
Dede began telling stories of Sammi Jo and her sea monster friend to her children as bed time stories. As the stories, and her children, grew, she decided she should write them so other children could enjoy the adventures as well.
If you are old enough to remember 1982 and you live in Colorado, you will be able to relate!
Christmas Eve day we all awoke to a winter wonderland, the snow was falling and gathering fast.
I spent several hours trying to get to work and finally gave it up to head to my parents for Christmas. We gathered up the kids and the presents and set off for the 40 mile drive to Aurora.
4 hours later we finally arrived! We spent a great Christmas building snowmen and having tea parties and telling great stories! It took 3 days before we could get back home, but it was definitely a Christmas to remember!
What's That Noise?
She had fun with her parents as they sat on the logs, watching sparks fly and cooking hot dogs.
They looked at the ocean as they told many tales, which mainly involved lots of creatures and scales.
She daydreamed of a beautiful undersea world, as she gazed at the waves and watched them unfurl.
She envisioned colorful horses and beautiful maidens but knew that to find them, would take lots of patience ...