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Once upon a Poodle/PreK-1st Grade School Program

How to tickle little kiddos? Funny, endearing dog tales. I share how authors get ideas (including pics of my pooches at home) author/illustrator roles and tell the story of Once upon a Poodle. The story is of special interest to growing families, as one mini-poo searches for a new brother. Discount book sales are part of the program.

Chrysa Smith

30 Minute Program

 

$125


In a half-hour I talk to young kiddos about what I do and my illustrator too, as they engage with the characters in Once upon a Poodle. In doing so, they get some repetition of action, as young mini-poo Woody is lonely for another possible member of the family. To his owner, he mysteriously exits the house and keeps bringing in a motley assortment of animals, including a goose, rabbit and squirrel---all to no avail. At the end, another mini-poo finds him, gets adopted and becomes part of the new family. The daft owner, Mrs. Flout, finally figures it out and locks the dog door at the end of the story. Great story for children who love dogs and other cute, furry and funny animals—-and children in growing families. Discounted books are available for purchase.

About the Author

I'm a mom, magazine contributor and full-time children's author for kids from 6-9. With almost eight books in my portfolio, I have lots of fun with four-legged friends in The Adventures of the Poodle Posse and Once upon a Poodle, and with a stubborn city girl in The Upside-Down Gardener. With a few Mom’s Choice Awards for excellence in Juvenile Fiction, a top pick on Amazon Children’s Bookshelf, great reviews from The Children’s Book Review and Midwest Book Review, and an endorsement from The Dove Foundation, I’m pretty immersed in children’s literature. And as much as I love writing kids tales, I love spending time in classrooms talking to them about the entire process.

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