children

Send “Books and Smiles” to Children in Haiti

In all of my years of traveling to many different countries, one of the things that has most amazed me is how much we take for granted our access to books. I would venture to say that there are probably very few children in this country who don’t own (or have the opportunity to own)… Read more »

Holiday Writing Contest: A Holiday Hippo Wish

As many of you know, in addition to telling stories, I also write them! I’ve got three published books and a whole lot of manuscripts in the works. This year I have grown even more serious about my writing, participating in such author-ly endeavors as Picture Book Idea Month, seeking professional critiques for my manuscripts,… Read more »

“The Mitten” at the ECRC

Here are a few photos from my recent performance of “The Mitten: A Ukrainian Folktale” at the Early Childhood Resource Center in Canton, Ohio. The roles of the rabbit and fox were played by two brothers who had no problem getting into their parts. They were so comical at the end of the program because… Read more »

Storytelling In El Salvador

You may remember that back in February I visited Guatemala to tell stories and lead workshops in storytelling and the dramatic arts. Well, in August a friend in El Salvador who had seen the photos from my Guatemala trip asked if I would be willing to come to her country and do the same. As… Read more »