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Short Author Bio:
Bernice Seward is an incurable optimist with a particular fondness for stories where the “little duck” wins in the end. She is an avid reader, writer, photographer, and adventurer. She loves writing because she can tell her characters what to do–unless, of course, they have other ideas!
Long Author Bio:
Bernice (Clark) Seward was born in Whitefish, Montana. Her family moved around the Inland Northwest a number of times and ended up in Moyie Springs, Idaho just before Bernice started eighth grade. She graduated from Bonners Ferry High School in 1993. Bernice then attended the University of Idaho and achieved a B.A. in English with a Creative Writing emphasis.
Bernice first knew she wanted to be a writer when she was in the second grade. She and her fellow classmates at the elementary school in Twin Bridges, Montana wrote and illustrated their own stories. Bernice wrote about her family’s White German Shepherd, Missie. The teacher filed the stories away in the school office and promised to return them when the students graduated. Bernice was excited because she had written a story that children could understand and enjoy.
Later that year her family moved, and Bernice never got her story back. But the seed was planted and she has wanted to write fun stories for children ever since.
Bernice currently lives in northern Idaho with her husband Barry, their two youngest children, a dog and a cat.
She is an incurable optimist with a particular fondness for stories where the “little duck” wins in the end. She’s also an avid reader, writer, photographer, and adventurer. She loves writing because she can tell her characters what to do–unless, of course, they have other ideas!
About This is the Book:
When a crook steals the royal cookbook, the cook must try to rescue it before the book is lost forever.
In this humorous cumulative story, each four-line stanza begins with one line and builds to four lines. Especially designed for beginning or struggling readers, this rhyming story focuses on the –ook word family and aids in learning through repetition, predictable text, and engaging enrichment activities.
About At the Haiku Zoo:
Playful, strong, cunning, brave.
Each animal has its own wonderful and unique qualities. Stunning illustrations combined with haiku poems invite readers to celebrate some of the characteristics that make each animal in the Haiku Zoo special.
About HAVE YOU SEEN MY FROG?:
When Duck went to the pond with Auntie Duck, she found a frog. She set him down for one tiny second and the next thing she knew, he was gone! Everyone Duck talks to points her in a different direction. WHAT is going on?
And where, oh where has Duck’s little frog gone?
While Duck searches for Frog, Auntie Duck settles in by the bond to enjoy the afternoon–unaware that she is just a few hops away from a big surprise.
About The Very Hungry Duck:
Rumble, growl. Duck is SO hungry! She sees a bowl of fruit on the table, but every time she tries to take a piece, someone else grabs it and eats EVERY LAST BITE. Will Duck be able to fill her empty stomach?
The rhythm and rhyme in The Very Hungry Duck will especially delight children from birth to five years of age, and the limited vocabulary is perfect for early readers.
In this “gimme, gimme” world, The Very Hungry Duck helps parents solve the dilemma of patience with their children. Children will cheer Duck on as they learn along with her that their turn will, indeed, come.
About Do NOT Turn This Page:
Whatever you do, do NOT open this book. Seriously. You never know WHAT trouble you might find yourself in. Don’t believe me? Fine! Turn the first page and see for yourself.
This funny and engaging paperback book is printed with large text and a dyslexic-friendly font (OpenDyslexic 3). It is perfect for seven- to ten-year-olds; including reluctant readers and readers who struggle with reading comprehension.
About When I Grow Up, When I Was Young:
When a kindergartner says he wants to be a radiologist he sparks an interesting conversation between the kindergartners and first graders in art class.
This heartwarming conversation is an anthology of stories and illustrations by a group of real life kindergarten and first grade students.
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