This book is bargain priced from 04/09/2014 until 04/15/2014
Skitter the Lizard, Pibbin’s friend, has been jailed by the rabbits. He is sure that she didn’t take their necklace, but the rabbits demand proof!
When they suspect that Skitter’s cousin is the thief, Pibbin, Leeper, and Nisk set off to track her down. The trail leads them toward Shadow Swamp and into a strange land of super-sized creatures. They’re far from Friendship Bog, and Pibbin is hoping they won’t run into the monster of Shadow Swamp. But they do.
Ages 7 and up. Book 4 in TALES OF FRIENDSHIP BOG.
EBook has full-color illustrations, map, and color photos of frogs.
Targeted Age Group: Ages 7 and up
Book Price: $.99
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How is Writing In Your Genre Different from Others?
Writing for children is often considered a good place for the novice writer to start, but in reality, the genre is both difficult and demanding.
DIFFICULT because of limitations such as grade-appropriate vocabulary, sentence structure, concept, or presentation (the need for white space and illustrations). Entire books have been written on each of these subjects.
DEMANDING because of dual audiences.
The child wants a story that is exciting or compelling or fun, as well as easy to read.
The parent/educator wants the story to have some intrinsic value. Many use the story as a springboard for discussion and teaching about traits such as generosity, friendship, or compassion.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
Read—widely and deeply. Read in genres you enjoy; re-read books you admire; try to read well-known works that don’t immediately appeal to you.
Study—your craft. Take writing courses, whether in person, online, or from books. Follow good writing blogs. Try to use what you’re learning to analyze the books you’re reading.
Write—every day, no matter the subject. Setting up a schedule for studying and writing will yield encouraging results.
Don’t ever give up! Follow your dream and work to make it come true.
Adventure, mystery, and wild creatures all play a part in Gloria Repp’s many books for children. She grew up in the Hawaiian Islands and the Pacific Northwest, and it was there she learned a love for wilderness that pervades her stories. During the years she spent raising her three children and writing stories, she also taught creative writing and worked as an editor.
These days, she takes makes frequent trips to explore the forests in New Jersey’s Pine Barrens, and while she hikes, she is plotting the next story in her frog-fiction series for young readers, TALES OF FRIENDSHIP BOG.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
One spring, I heard the rare Pine Barrens Treefrogs singing, WONK-WONK-WONK, and I held one of the tiny creatures in my hand. A story came to mind as I asked myself, “Could anything so tiny also be brave? What adventures might he have?” I thought further about the idea, and a little treefrog named Pibbin came to life. He might be small, but he would have a heart of concern for his friends, and his experiences would demonstrate the various facets of friendship. I’d collect his adventures and call them: TALES OF FRIENDSHIP BOG.