Tag: children

Millie’s Farm Family: teacher’s guide for the series

Millie’s going to school. The first three picture books about Millie and Turkey Baby and their farm pals now have their own teacher’s guide, for students from Kindergarten through Grade 3. Packed with background, vocabulary, questions, ideas and activities, the guide will enhance students’ experience of the books. Each book – Millie’s Feathered Foster Family, Turkey Baby and the Hungry… Read more →

Be a fierce Millie: safeguarding children who are victims of hate

As Canadians reel with horror from the news of gunmen shooting worshippers at a Quebec City mosque, my thoughts turn to a Mille Fleur hen and the turkey chick she mothered. It may seem an odd juxtaposition, but the rise in senseless attacks on The Other brings home the lessons her life exemplified. Attacking The Other The scene still makes… Read more →

If all critics were like this one…

  His face was carefully polite, but his body told the story. His grandmother showed him the book I’d just written. The eight-year-old’s face showed no flicker of interest. He leaned toward the book, then shrugged. He was reading the Narnia series. A children’s picture book was for little kids. Surrounded by four aging adults, he quickly lost interest in… Read more →

Fish Teasing

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Proud Father

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Little Rascal

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Hard Goodbyes

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Beyond the Pond

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