Katie Shaeffer would just love this tray of miscellaneous items!
It always amazes me how a simple collection of items can be so inspiring for a child. My group of preschoolers can do amazing things with the most random objects.
“Katie assembled and constructed; she glued and she taped; she stacked and she hammered, until finally her creation was done.” -from Katie Shaeffer, Pancake Maker
Here are some real examples of creations made by young children with miscellaneous items:
I believe young children are capable and can do amazing things if given the opportunity! That belief together with the inspiring creations I see children make daily helped inspire the story Katie Shaeffer, Pancake Maker!
Here’s a synopsis of the story:
Join Katie and her friend Baxter in this fun story as they use a passion for collecting and building to find a way to realize Katie‛s pancake dream! This upbeat energetic tale with great potential for reading aloud will appeal to adults and young children alike. The book includes a predictable rhyme that will have children chiming in as the story unfolds. Children will celebrate with Katie and Baxter as their pancake dream becomes reality! Recipe included. Author: Cynthia Mackey Illustrator: Paula Nasmith
Contact me if you are interested in receiving an advance review copy of the story! I hope to have these available soon.