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It’s Not Jack and the Beanstalk – Cover Reveal!

Reblogged from Papa J Funk. CLICK THROUGH to the ORIGINAL POST and celebrate the COVER REVEAL and PRE-ORDER for Josh Funk’s latest children’s book!

GIANT News! It’s Not Jack and the Beanstalk officially has a cover and is available for pre-order!

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Introducing an Exciting New Author

Re-blogged from Don Massenzio. CLICK THROUGH to the ORIGINAL POST and celebrate the debut book of a little girl!

I couldn’t be more proud this morning to introduce a new children’s book author. My daughter, Lillie, has published her first book on Amazon. Her book is called The Scary Tower of Doom,…

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It’s been kind of a big day…

Re-blogged from Papajfunk. CLICK THROUGH to the ORIGINAL POST to celebrate some great news!

Breaking News! Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast: The Case of the Stinky Stench is coming Spring of 2017! Oh, and Pirasaurs! AND Dear Dragon arrived in the mail today…

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Children with Cerebral Palsy: What would you do?

A beautiful post from Deanie Humphrys-Dunne…  CLICK THROUGH to the ORIGINAL

As some of you may know, I was born with cerebral palsy. It only affects my legs, so I’m blessed in that regard. One of the most amazing benefits I had was my parents’ philosophy…

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Writers Quote Wednesday March 2nd


Thinking about this week’s BeWOW, Writer’s Quotes Challenge was so easy for me, as easy as “One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish” as today would have been the 112th birthday of one of the writing world’s greatest treasures, Theodor Geisel, otherwise to be forever known as Dr. Seuss!

My parents read to us as though our lives depended upon every word.  At the point were able to interact with them during the experience, we were introduced to such classics as “If I Ran the Zoo” and “Horton Hears a Who”.  Sing-song rhyme and colorful illustrations were an irresistible combination. We would squeal with delight when we saw the books brought out and unleashed the crocodile tears when we reached the end.  Why did we have to close our eyes to go to dreamland when we wanted to keep them open to experience the colorful characters in Seussland?

So, yes, my parents were big on reading and they instilled that love in each of us three children. To this day, each of us always has a book in progress, including my dad.  When I call him (we have a standing Saturday night “date” call) he always speaks, with great enthusiasm, about what book he is currently reading.

My folks taught us how to read, but Dr. Seuss taught us how to think.  He opened the doors to the imagination of possible, by tossing probable out the window.  He bought us into his mind’s world and was so excited to have the company because he knew we’d want to return. It was like visiting a home, instead of a house. The books housed his words but his writings hit home because they were home. Comfort food for the intellect, ever and always.


I have included four of my favorite Seuss quotes into one meme because I really didn’t want to post just one.  Decisions, decisions, eh? And of course, as I hit the save button, I realized there was one I forgot to add, so I shall put it here. “Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.”

 Still smiling Dr. Seuss.  Each and every time I eat my eggs with green ham or put a hat on the cat…