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.
This book is a finalist in the Colorado Authors' League contest. I created an exercise for my creative writing students that required them to invent a critter and write a piece about that critter using alliteration. All adventures had to start with the first letter of the critter's name. I wrote with them. I believed that I might be able to write an extended version of this exercise and started with my Schrinkler, then Wogler, and then Garbula. I believed it was fun and would teach young readers new words. And, what do you know--others thought it was a good idea too!