Hello everyone! I trust you are working away on all of the challenges, including the latest from Laura. If you are here, then you must be giving yourselves a well-deserved break. While you visit, join me in giving a major woohoo to our fabulous co-RA Lois Szymanski for the release of her picture book WILD COLT.
From Lois’ website: Join a wild colt as he follows his herd through long summer days in the wetlands of Assateague Island. Light, rhyming verses and beautiful oil paintings carry the reader along, sharing the sights and sounds these famous ponies experience daily. See the colt run along the ocean, buck and kick, chase mosquitoes, and eye turtles and deer at the water hole. This picture book introduces the reader to the life of a Chincoteague pony colt in his coastal habitat beginnings until he is rounded up during the famous wild pony auction and Pony Penning on Chincoteague Island. Educators can bring the wild colt experience into the classroom with the included wildlife identification guide, discussion topics, and facts about wetlands. Families will also treasure this charming story for bedtime reading.
As if being one of our co-RAs wasn’t enough, Lois is also the author of 20 books for children, including fiction for young readers and middle graders, nonfiction and picture books. Her short stories have appeared in a long list of children’s magazines, including Highlights for Children, U*S*Kids Magazine, Turtle Magazine for Preschoolers and Hopscotch Magazine for Girls.
Congratulations, Lois!! I can’t wait to get my own copy!
Okay friends, back to those keyboards and sketchpads. Spring is knocking on our door and our conference is just around the corner. Good things are coming our way!
Have a great weekend.