Sometimes, we think that children are exposed to so much flashy media stimulus that it is hard to capture their imagination with just books. After a recent preschool visit where I read The Christmas Cats, I passed out bookmarks to the kids that featured one of the kitties from my book. A four year old came back to me and held up his bookmark. “Can I have another bookmark?” he asked unhappily. “My cat is upside down.”
I tried not to laugh at his inability to correct the problem. Then an idea hit me! “It’s a magic bookmark,” I said, taking the bookmark out of his hand and turning it around. “If you turn it the other way, the cat is right side up!”
He stared at it for a moment and then grabbed it. Hugging the bookmark to his chest, he said, “Wow!” and then ran to catch up with his class as they left the room!
I am a Harper Voyager, UK author. Among Wolves, the first in an adult fantasy trilogy was released 2015. Grim Tidings followed in 2016 and Before Winter concludes the series in 2017! I have 19 traditionally published children's books including: the Abby and the Book Bunch series and a 2 Readers' Theater series both published through Magic Wagon, a division of the ABDO Group, at www.abdopublishing.com. My first picture book, "The Christmas Cats" was released by Pelican Publishing in 2011. I have reviewed YA material for VOYA magazine for almost 28 years. Follow me on Twitter as FairySockmother and visit my website: www.nancykwallace.com.
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This is an adorable story, thanks for sharing!
That is hilarious! I love 4 year olds!