Children are totally dependent on adults for the fulfillment of their needs especially during the early years of childhood. The dependency makes children vulnerable when supportive adults are not around. As children grow they find themselves facing issues on their own. They have to find solutions on their own. Story books and poetry books for kids have played an important role not just in entertaining children but also in helping them deal with childhood related challenges. Stories and poems help build character and independence.
I write stories and poems that support and empower children by validating childhood experiences, the joys and the challenges. I occasionally write for grown-ups.
E-Book and Paperback: I See Things From Where I Am
I See Things From Where I Am: Jimmy and his dad disagree about many things. Jimmy enjoys chocolate chips and cheese in his noodles while his dad is disgusted by the idea ¬ and the list goes on. The good thing is that Jimmy and his dad have agreed to disagree. A fun poem about ‘differences in points of view’. US$2.99
A random collection of poems for ages 4-12 years that I have written over the years. The poems celebrate the joys of childhood such as getting caught in rain, consider the confusion when a child faces learning differences, speak about the heartache when children lose their anchors, talk about the fun and information that the world of reading provides and raise awareness of little matters such as following rules and being courteous – things that bring order and peace in life. I have written the poems from my heart for my own children, grandchildren and all children. Available as e-book, paper back and hard copy.
Zebi’s Dream: A book about a poor girl who dreams of going to school one day. For 7-9 year-olds. Now with colored illustrations! Download from Amazon. US$ 2.99
Poems that Empower Children is a collection of random poems for 4-12 year-olds about concepts such as points-of-view, friendship, childhood stresses and joys, and things I wanted my children and all children to be aware of.
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…. an excerpt from the book, Poems that Empower Children
IFFY, ORKY AND OON
Iffy, Orky, and Oon
and Willy the homeless boy,
shared a sweet friendship
and a life full of joy.
For ten-year-old Willy,
the friends were a boon,
’cause Iffy, Orky, and Oon
were a knife, a fork, and a spoon.
Inside Willy’s knapsack,
in a crazy world of play,
Iffy, Orky, and Oon
had fun every day.
They pretended to be birds
flying in the sky,
sometimes they were tigers, crawling—
they didn’t know why!
Imagining they were singers,
they crooned all the time,
even when they were out of tune,
or were out of rhyme.
Willy, without friends,
never felt lonely.
The three friends in his knapsack
were there for him only…