Below is a list of 3 the books by this author.
Bully 101 is an irreverant look at a familiar and ongoing issue. It explores both the temptations of bullying and the remarkable possibility of... [Read More]
Bully 101 is an irreverant look at a familiar and ongoing issue. It explores both the temptations of bullying and the remarkable possibility of kindness. It is an excellent conversation starter for both families and schools, or anyone who hopes for peace. The illustrations are funky. The text rhymes and twists. Geared towards primary-grade 7 Bully 101 identifies ways in bullying occurs, (cyber, playground, bus,) the feelings that result (for both the bully and victim) and the simple notion that anyone can chose kindness instead. The book does not answer all questions surrounding bullying; it does not preach either. Rather, it will begin conversations on why we bully, or watch it happen and it presents the idea that everyone has the choice to not participate in it.
This colourful picture book is based on the author's seven-year-old son and his capacity to incorporate hockey into all that he does: eating,... [Read More]
This colourful picture book is based on the author's seven-year-old son and his capacity to incorporate hockey into all that he does: eating, drawing, music, visits with friends, sleeping and stories. This book has a different feel from her previous books, with playful watercolour and ink images of characters and scenes, sometimes three or four to a page, and no complete backgrounds – just light-hearted visual vignettes that enhance the verse with humour and coziness. It will be an approachable book for kids, and heart-warming for any adult involved in hockey culture.
I love you more than the soft smell of fresh bread baking. I love you more than riding my bike on a cosy night beneath the moon. I love you more... [Read More]
I love you more than the soft smell of fresh bread baking. I love you more than riding my bike on a cosy night beneath the moon. I love you more than a hot bubble bath on a cold winter's day. I love you more than the wistful sound of a choir singing a sad song. I love you more than tiny snowflakes waltzing on lights. This colourful new picture book by Doretta Groenendyk is filled with whimsical images of love from many different backgrounds. It is about the expression of glee, surprise, intense emotion and delight. It is between friends and neighbors, children or seniors, women and family. This book crosses cultures and generations, social change and tradition. It exudes warmth and playfulness, sharing whimsical images and sweet memory. The childlike, playful evaluation and understatement of "what is loved more" is immediately addictive. Each colourful, whimsical page depicts a different "couple" enjoying the expressed scene together, two grandparents, two teenagers, a girl and her granny, two boys, a boy and a girl, two men, young girlfriends, a child and parent, persons of diverse race, religion, size....essentially love happening between anyone, anywhere. Love You More than Anything is a simple, beautiful book to remember love.