5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author Ruth Coates Diamond Book Signing Event
WHEN: 2015-09-04 / 5pm-8pm / Stomping Grounds, 22 Castle St, Geneva, NY
WHAT: Diamond, a resident of Marion, NY, will be available to sign copies of her books, School is Cool and Cheese & Quackers
Josh wakes up to find it is his first day of school. He is afraid to go to school and tries everything from stalling to crying in the hopes that he won't have to go. The next day Josh is so excited and happy to go to school that he jumps out of bed when called and runs to the bus. What happens his first day of school, and why is Josh so excited to go be going back?
The transition from home to school can be a very frightening experience for young children. I have written this book with the hope that when it is read to preschool children it will help to ease the fears they may have about starting school. The book was inspired by a young man in my son's kindergarten class who had a terrible time adjusting to school and the wonderful teacher who made being in school a fun and exciting learning experience.
Mari can't do anything! She is so depressed and feeling so sorry for herself after her tragic accident. All she wants to do is sit by the window in her wheelchair and watch the other children playing outside. Her favorite saying is "I can't do anything." All of this changes when she meets an amazing and special little duck who teaches her a very important lesson. What is it that makes this duck so amazing and special, and what lesson can Mari possibly learn from a silly little duck?
Marion Bantle was the mother of our pastor, a dear friend, and our adopted grandmother. She passed away in 2013 from complications after having her left leg removed. After she died, several of her family members went on a weekend getaway to a cabin by a lake. They were out on the dock talking and laughing about the wonderful memories with Grandma Bantle when all of a sudden a duck flew onto the dock. To their amazement, this little duck was missing its left leg just like Grandma Bantle. This was written to inspire and build up anyone of any age needing a little inspiration and encouragement.