It isn’t uncommon that teachers will prepare learning material or activities to set the stage for my readings and I am always fascinated by the clever ideas they come up with to support the theme of the story.
As I walked the halls of the school, I noticed these cute little Joeys on the wall outside the toddler room. What a great way to teach that age group such an important concept — Where do your shoes go? Are they on the right feet? (Answer: not always — but this is where dressing yourself begins.)
Hats off to the teachers who came up with this adorable exercise. It is perfect for both attention span and skill level.
Maybe you can try it at home!
Kangaroo Books and Biz e-Mom’s Blog will be giving away a book a week during the month of February as part of the “We Love Reading!”promotion.
The giveaways start now! All you have to do is comment or subscribe on the www.bize-mom.com website February 1- 29, 2012.
Winners will be drawn at random and announced each week. Those selected will win a copy of the children’s story, Kangaroo’s Shoes. You can comment as many times as you like. Only one winner per household please.
- We Love Reading Book Giveaway – Starts Now! (bize-mom.com)
- We Love Reading! February Book Giveaways (bize-mom.com)
- We Love Reading! February Book Giveaways (kangaroobooks.com)
- Adventures Through Reading (kangaroobooks.com)
Scores Top Honors in Children’s Book Category
Los Angeles – May 13, 2011 - JPX Media Group announced the winners and finalists of THE 2011 INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARDS (IBA) on May 11, 2011. Kangaroo’s Shoes, a children’s book written by Springboro, Ohio resident, Richelle Taylor Krzak, and illustrated by Columbus resident, Sunny Colaneri, scored top honors in the Children’s Book division. More than 300 winners and finalists from 11 countries were announced in over 140 categories covering print and audio books. Awards were presented for titles published in 2009, 2010 and 2011.
Jeffrey Keen, President and CEO of JPX Media Group, said this year’s contest yielded a large number of entries from authors and publishers around the world, which were then narrowed down to the final results.
“It’s really gratifying to know that our work has been recognized in the Children’s category,” said Richelle Taylor Krzak, author of Kangaroo’s Shoes. “The competition was on an international level, so it’s nice to see that the book’s message resonated across such a broad spectrum.”
Keen says of the awards, “The 2011 results represent a phenomenal mix of books from a wide array of publishers throughout the world. With a full publicity and marketing campaign promoting the results of IBA, this year’s winners and finalists will gain additional media coverage for the summer season.”
Keen adds, “IBA’s success begins with the enthusiastic participation of authors and publishers and continues with our distinguished panel of industry judges who bring to the table their extensive editorial, PR, marketing, and design expertise.”
JPX Media Group is located in Los Angeles and is involved in numerous aspects of the entertainment and publishing industries.
A complete list of the winners and finalists of The 2011 International Book Awards are available online at http://www.InternationalBookAwards.com
Kangaroo’s Shoes (ISBN: 9781452084695) is available through any retail outlet or through the book’s website: www.kangaroobooks.com
- Kangaroo’s Shoes Author Radio Interview Tonight (kangaroobooks.com)
- Story Time 3.10.11 at Franklin-Springboro Public Library (kangaroobooks.com)
- “Award-Winning Finalist in the “Fiction: Chick Lit/Women’s Lit” category of the 2011 International Book Awards” or something similar to this statement. (susanwingate.wordpress.com)
Join Richelle Taylor Krzak, author of Kangaroo’s Shoes, on March 10, 2011 for a special children’s story time at the Franklin-Springboro Public Library in Springboro, OH.
Books will be available for $8.50 and she will sign copies after the reading.
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Place: 125 Park Lane
Springboro, OH 45066-3306