First Day Jitters
Miss Nelson is Missing
Recognize these titles? They are just three of the 274,222 children’s books listed under the term “school’ on Amazon.
This is a lucky thing if you’ve got a child in school.
Got teacher troubles? There’s a book for that. Dealing with a bully? There’s book for that, too. Whatever aspect of school you want to read up on, chances are good you’ll find a hefty chunk of choices. There are a multitude of literary characters to whom schoolchildren can relate.
But what about our kids? As an unschooling mom, I’ve been asking myself: where are the characters who reflect my children’s experiences? Where are the characters leading this amazing life so many of us treasure? And after some research, I discovered the answer: they’re nowhere to be found.
Until now, that is.
I’m delighted to introduce you to Ippie, the main character in my new children’s book!
Ippie’s a barefooted, band-aid covered, free-spirited eight-year old. She’s a lot like all the other kids in her neighborhood, except for one thing…Ippie is unschooled.
The first in a series, Ippie Unschooled offers unschooled kids – our kids – a glimpse of their own reality, and I’m thrilled about that!
But there’s another reason I’m so excited about this book…
Look for my next post to hear all about it!