A Super Book Review for Super Hammy!

I’m thrilled about the review that my Super Hammy reading series has received.  It appears in the December 2017 issue of Professionally Speaking, the magazine of the Ontario College of Teachers.

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The books are available from DC Canada Educational Publishing.
A Super Hammy ABC poster is also available.
Coming soon – Super Hami – a French version of the books!

 

Super Hammy at Open Mic!

Hi, there. I’ve been busy doing illustrations for a new Super Hammy project,

but one dark and rainy night this past week I had the pleasure of participating in an Open Mic session at the beautiful Mill Street Library in Orangeville.

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I read three books to the enthralled audience – the sublime Here Comes Super Hammy, Super Hammy  and Little Mouse Go, and Super Hammy Goes for a Drive! It was my first Open Mic and the first time I have shared the books with an audience so there was some nail-biting on my part.  All went well!
I enjoyed listening to other local, talented authors, young and not so young,  including Diane Bator who is a USA Today best-selling author of at least 7 novels, poets, and a hilarious performance artist from Collingwood!  Thank you to Nancy Rorke of the Headwaters Writers’ Guild for inviting me.
“Super Hammy – My First Reading Series” is aimed children who are just beginning to read and can be purchased individually or as a set from DC Canada Education Publishing.  and beginning April 30th, 2017 through Chapters/Indigo.ca. The books feature a super hero hamster, his friend, Little Mouse, and bad guy, Bad Cat.

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Show Your Child How Books Work…

How a book “works” may be obvious to you, but don’t assume your child knows! 

There are some important features about books or print (words) on a page that you should  point out to your child as you read a book together. Teachers call these features “concepts about print”.

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Focus on one thing at a time. Do it casually, once or twice while reading a book. Do one thing one day, another one, the next day. We want to make reading fun and enjoyable for your child.
The following items might seem obvious to you, but don’t assume they are for your child.

Show. Point. Demonstrate.

The first 4 items can be introduced when your child is a toddler.

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