"a fun, educational and whimsical book...Virginia K. White did an excellent job of writing a book for the young reader who does not know how to read or who is just learning how." — Readers' Favorite
A Scarlet Striped Schinkler likes swimming, sailing, swinging, and sliding—but they never like seesawing. Read along as a Scarlet Striped Schinkler figures out things they like and dislike with fun-sounding “s” words! The wacky and colorful illustrations will keep kids engaged as they learn new words, alliteration, and that it’s okay to like what they like!
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.
"Never give up!" This was a message my parents stressed over and over again while I was growing up. It's hard when things don't go the way you planned or hoped they would. I have never accepted the idea of failing at anything I've tried. My early reading experience was a struggle. I pushed on. Math has always been a challenge. I pushed on. So, when Schrinkler seemed like it was never going to be in print, I would not give up. I was grateful that my parents stressed "find a way to make it happen." One failed illustrator attempt, loss of money, major feeling of discouragement, and then Bingo! I found an amazing illustrator and Schrinkler is not only in print but has increased in popularity in the short time it has been out! I am so grateful for the lesson and encouragement along the way.