Press:Biblio Distribution Small Wonders Enterprises (September 15, 2005)
Author Name:Grosgebauer, Clare Ham/ Rissing, Karen (ILT)
Any child who has been teased or left out will find friends in this story.
When the fireworks display for the Fourth of July celebration at Uncle Yankee Doodle's Farm are ruined, Snickerdoodle surprises all with a special guest who knows how to shine.
Theme: second chances, appreciating diversity, sharing one's talents to help others.
From the Inside Flap
Any child teased about being "different" or left out of peer group activities will find good friends in SNICKERDOODLE's Star-Spangled Fourth of July.
This tall tale takes place on Uncle Yankee Doodle's farm as SNICKERDOODLE's family and animal friends gather for a Fourth of July picnic.
Just when it looks like the holiday fireworks will be spoiled by the firehouse dog's bouncy behavior, SNICKERDOODLE finds a serendipitous solution that delights everyone and shines the spotlight on an unusual special guest.
This is a story with a gentle message of turning shortcomings into strengths, getting a second chance, valuing individuality and diversity, and learning how to share one's special talents in a helpful way.
And, as always, SNICKERDOODLE inspires folks to think BIG, discover "small wonders" all around, and let their light shine! Lighten up! For more fun in a nutshell with SNICKERDOODLE, visit snickerdoodleforkids.com.
A portion of the proceeds from SNICKERDOODLE(TM) storybooks is donated to First Book, a national literacy program for young children.
From the Back Cover
"SNICKERDOODLE tales bring America's traditional patriotic characters forth to young students and teach values and problem-solving skills at the same time...encouraging a positive 'can-do' attitude." ---Library media specialist, Fairfax County, Virginia
About the Author
Clare Ham Grosgebauer, author of the SNICKERDOODLE(TM) books based on the character by her grandfather, is a former kindergarten teacher, an award-winning writer with over 30 years' experience focusing on education/family issues, and staff editor for a national arts education organization.Karen Rissing, illustrator of the SNICKERDOODLE(TM) books, was born with a pencil in her hand.
A habitual doodler, she's fond of children, animals, and exceptionally small things! When not helping the tiny hero bound from these pages into young readers' imaginations, she's at her drawing board.
An award-winning artist with a degree in education from Indiana University, she's likely to be found playing with her family near her Virginia studio, or when possible, on the shores of Lake Michigan.
She has illustrated eight published children's books.
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