Bully to Buddy

I’m excited to be working with Carolyn Higgins on a project called From Bully to Buddy.  Here is a link to the website.  http://www.carolynlhiggins.com/bully-to-buddy

Holding one of my books

Holding one of my books feels amazing.  I feel like I have accomplished something.  It was a lot of work, and it feels good to know that it is finished.  A lot of people worked long hours to make it possible.  I would like to say thanks to Emma, Leslie, Betts and my mom, because without them, this book would not be here.  I love you guys.

Why Did I Create Monster?

When I started to kindergarten, I loved school.  I met my best friend, Greyson. One day, a boy in my class started calling me stupid.  He did this every day at lunch, recess and sometimes when the teacher wasn’t watching.  He tried to get me into trouble.  I thought it would stop when I started first grade, but it did not.  I was sad.  I didn’t know what I had done to be treated this way.  One day, I told my mom.  She talked to my teacher.  He stopped calling me stupid, but I thought I was stupid.  I was having trouble in reading and math.  I was sent to special classes to get extra help.  My mom and dad took me to Tae Kwon Do.  I loved my instructors.  I started feeling better and no longer felt stupid.  About a month after I started Tae Kwon Do, I was taken out of the special classes.  I took Tae Kwon Do for two years.  I also created Monster about this time.  He was my friend and was always there for me.  We would go on adventures.  We had fun.  Monster helped me heal.

The Beginning of Monster

At bedtime, my mom would come into my room and sit on the side of my bed. She would ask me to tell her a story about my little monster.  I would tell her and she would say to me, “these stories would make great books.”  I never thought that one day I would actually have a book.  I don’t think my mom did either, but it’s real.  I sometimes have a hard time believing it, but Monster is going to be in a book you can hold and read to someone you love.  I hope Monster brings your child as much happiness as he did me.