Immerse your child in the sweet and gentle world of teddy bears with three complete picture books. Each of these bedtime stories is fully illustrated with simple and cheerful colored pencil illustrations of teddy bear families, giving the whimsical effect of a completed coloring book. The following titles are featured:
The Flag Keeper – Elizabeth may be a little bear, but she treats the American flag with big respect. After Dad leaves for a trip, Elizabeth pledges to raise the flag all by herself and follow all of the flag etiquette rules that her father has taught her. However, her dad never told her what to do if the flag gets dirty or the police show up. Teaches children about U.S. flag etiquette through a fiction story, flag facts, activity idea, and discussion questions. For ages 4-9. Also available in paperback and endorsed by directors of the national VFW and American Legion Posts.
Victoria Rose and the Big Bad Noise – Victoria loves her home and family, but boy does she hate the noises that invade her daily life. Her imagination transforms the blender into a growling bear, the vacuum cleaner into a lion and the lawnmower into a spaceship filled with monsters. With the help of a CD player, she decides that maybe a nasty noise like the blender is just music that doesn’t know how to sing. This sweet bedtime story can help young children learn that household noises aren’t so scary after all. For ages 3 and up.
Sticker Shoes – When Jenny gets a sticker stuck to her shoe, she has a new invention – Sticker Shoes! She covers her sneakers with shiny sparkling stickers and runs outside to try out her beautiful shoes. Unfortunately, Sticker Shoes aren’t meant for rough and tumble play in the dirt and her invention doesn’t last. Jenny makes her way through her closet, trying on old boots, dress-up shoes and slippers in her hunt for the perfect Sticker Shoe. Teaches young children about problem-solving and taking the first early steps toward independence. For ages 3 and up.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
When my children were younger, I was reading a lot of picture books out loud. I got the idea for a few stories and had my dad illustrate them as a family project. I never anticipated that they would become published one day.
How Did You Come up With Your Characters?
For my adult books, I always write about strong female characters who are overcoming a vulnerability. I used that theme to create children’s characters. Elizabeth, Victoria and Jenny are determined little girls who need to use their creativity and intelligence to overcome temporary setbacks.
Elizabeth barreled down the steps into the garage. After today, her flag would be stuck on a vacation to nowhere. She had to raise it one last time. She tripped on the stairs and landed hard on her knees. “Ouch!”
“What’s your hurry?” her father asked. “The flag won’t climb the pole without you.”
“But the bus will be here any minute, Dad.” Elizabeth grabbed the folded flag off its shelf.
Stacy Juba loves to write stories about Characters at a Crossroads: individuals who are finding themselves and getting on the right life path after overcoming obstacles. She has made numerous bestseller lists including GalleyCat’s Barnes & Noble Bestsellers and GalleyCa’’s Mystery and Thriller Bestsellers. Stacy has written about reality TV contestants targeted by a killer, an obit writer investigating a cold case, teen psychics who control minds, twin high school hockey stars battling on the ice, and teddy bears learning to raise the U.S. flag.
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