A Whiskered Wogler likes water skiing, washboard-playing, wagon rides, and water polo. They even like wreath-making, woodwind playing, worm digging, and wool weaving. Read along as a Whiskered Wogler tries many things and shows you what they like and don’t like in this story filled with fun and hilarious alliteration!
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.
I love creativity. I love seeing what creativity produces. While I was teaching, I always provided a creative outlet for my students and was thrilled with their finished products that tied to what we were studying. From music to art to videos to written pieces, my students amazed me. My critter books came about because I came up with an idea for my Creative Writing students to invent a critter and tell the story using alliteration. I always did the assignments with my students and when I retired, I expanded the exercise. I'm pleased to say that this exercise has been used in the art room of one of my former students. These elementary school students had fun inventing and the finished products took the form in paper, clay, and a variety of other forms. Today my critter books have entertained readers of all ages.