Super Hammy is a Youtube Star

Super Hammy flies on Youtube!

I had a lot of fun visiting the offices of DC Canada Education Publishing in Ottawa recently – the home of Super Hammy – My First Reading Series.
It was a pleasure to meet the talented team behind the Super Hammy project – Mei (the director of publishing), Leonard (Senior Editor) and Mary Ellen who does French translation.  Thank you to Doreen who filmed and edited the video.

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Have a look at the video –

 

This is a series of 15 books I’ve written and illustrated that can be used by parents and teachers for children who are just beginning to read, or parents can read them to children who are not yet readers. They’re perfect for preschool, kindergarten and grade one.
They feature a super hero hamster, his friend Little Mouse and bad guy, Bad Cat. The stories are simple and funny. These are the kinds of books I would have loved to use when I was a kindergarten and Reading Recovery teacher.
The books can be purchased individually or as a set through DC Canada Education Publishing.

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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Super Hammy’s in Flight!

The Super Hammy – My First Reading Series – has been officially launched!

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I met so many wonderful and interesting teachers, principals, authors, book store owners, and publishers at the Reading for the Love of It Conference 2017 at the Sheraton in Toronto today and yesterday.  I appreciated the feedback I got about my books and came away with some good advice, too, for future endeavours.
I think I can safely say that the consensus is that Super Hammy is very cute!  I did some drawing while I was there!

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Many thanks to Susanne and Leonard of DC Canada Education Publishing.  In addition to the Super Hammy series, DC Canada was showcasing their series called The Charter for Children which is a set of fictional stories describing our rights under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The author is Dustin Milligan.

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Here Comes Super Hammy…

The official book launch for Super Hammy – My First Reading Series…is Thursday, February 23rd, 2017.

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I’ll be attending the Reading for the Love of It Conference which runs February 23 and 24 at the Sheraton in Toronto. If you’ll be attending the conference, stop by booth 702 and I’ll sign some books for you! The official launch is Thursday, Feb. 23rd from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. The books can be purchased individually or as a set.

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“The Super Hammy reading series is a collection of 15 books about a mighty little hero Super Hammy who goes on big adventures with his friend Little Mouse. His simple and funny stories are told in small sentences – just right for pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and grade one.
The stories are carefully written with controlled vocabulary and simple sentence structures. The characters and humorous story lines and illustrations will appeal to children and make learning to read fun. The books are designed to facilitate the teaching of reading for classroom teachers, Reading Recovery teachers, teachers of English Language Learners and students with special needs, and for parents. An audio CD is included in the box set.”  DC Canada Education Publishing
Hope to see you there!