Artist and writer, along with wife and mother. My college education was in Theatre, and have since become extremely passionate about ASL and the Deaf Community.
I had been a nanny for many years. I read countless books about dinosaurs and cats, farm animals, and not to mention the licensed character books that are always the first the child sees...but don't provide much in the area of teaching valuable life lessons.
I grew up on the Joy Berry series "Help Me Be Good" and the lessons they taught have been with me since. I remember the iconic characters with the large heads, and becoming excited to see those familiar images every time I read one of her books.
I felt that a new generation of children, my two-year-old included, could use a series they felt excited about which would also teach them about feelings and life lessons, and about doing the right thing.
I really just wish I could make at least one child excited about these books, as I was with mine when I was a child. I want that child to have fun, and absorb the content, even though they may not fully comprehend it. I would like to reign in the toddler's attention by the interaction of the hidden elf, just enough to get that lesson to find it's way in his mind and plant a seed that can grow as he does.
Keep your eye out for more in the "Find The Lesson" series, for there are plenty of lessons to be introduced to the little ones in your life.
on Sep. 19, 2013 :
Love, love, love this sweet story about caring and how it can make a big difference. Bethany Morlan is a natural modern-day Aesop. The lesson is not at all heavy-handed. Simple and clear pictures in bright primary colors. Excellent for the whole transition from baby to early reader. And the author has shared an entire series for FREE! Awesome.
(reviewed long after purchase)
on Aug. 24, 2013 :
This story is narrated by the child and the author has done an excellent job capturing the cadence and idiom of a child speaking. Children love to make hearts and the glorious colors of the very fine drawings support the theme throughout the story. Nice job all around.
(review of free book)