"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.
Would you like a Scarlet Striped Schrinkler is an award winning book that began when I was teaching Creative Writing. I created an abridged version of this when I wrote with my students. I asked them to create a critter that was not real and everything they said about it had to be in alliteration. We had fun sharing our creations. When I retired, I expanded this.
This book and my other critter books teach the kids new words with pictures. It includes things like what kids like and dislike, want to eat and don't want to eat, etc.
After I wrote this book, my readers asked me if I was going to do the entire alphabet. I have written four critter books, all award winners.