A Giant Ginger Garbula likes globe-trotting, gondola riding, gargoyle searching and gem gathering. They even like to gallivant, gallop, guffaw and guzzle! Read this fun tongue-twister and laugh as a Giant Ginger Garbula shows you colorful places and tries different things.
When my first Siamese cat gave birth to six kittens on my bed, my appreciation for differences and the love of cats started. Cats and students have been a big part of my life for fifty years. Creative Writing was among the high school English courses I taught over my forty years in the classroom. I always wrote with my students. It provided me with knowledge of the assignment and led me down my own path of discovery. After retirement I was able to follow my passion of writing for young readers. I enjoy reading my books in elementary school classrooms and talking to my audience. They always provide me with amazing ideas and I have been able to use some of them to create new stories. I live in Colorado with my husband and one senior cat. I also enjoy being an active grandmother.
New book. New ideas. New words. Working from home has given me time to ponder a suggestion given to me by several adults who are familiar with my books because they have read them with their children, grandchildren, or are elementary school teachers. Ideas have been flying through my mind. I've started companion activities with my Little Honker series as well as Glasses for Margie. But, what could I do with my critter book? Color pages? Yes. Create your own critter and story? Yes, I have a brief form kids can use. But, what about learning new words? My goal in all of my books is to teach new words using the content of the story and illustrations. So, I'm working on an activity to do that with my critter books. This is my newest book and has lots of fun G words in it because it is all written in alliteration. The illustrations assist the young readers with understanding new words and I am eager to assist them with learning!