by Jilian M. Capodiferro, Suzanne C. Geddes, Illustrated by Jilian M. Capodiferro & Illustrated by Suzanne C. Geddes



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/25/2011

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 1
ISBN : 9781466977006

About the Book

Jillian Capodiferro graduated from Nassau Community College with an associate’s degree. Then she graduated from SUNY Old Westbury College with a double major in elementary education and English literature. She made it to various honor societies in English. She graduated from LIU C. W. Post with a master’s degree in the teaching of literature. She is currently studying for a second master’s degree in English literature from LIU C. W. Post campus. She hopes to go on to earn a PhD in English literature from SUNY Stony Brook University. Suzanne C. Geddes teaches kindergarten full-time at a private school. She likewise attended LIU C. W. Post for a master’s degree in literature. Jillian and Suzanne were classmates and worked on this book and created it as a class project in Dr. Ellen Carter’s children’s literature class near the end of their coursework there.

About the Author

I feel that people, mostly children, will find this book enticing because it entertains the notion that when a person is giving and generally wants to be helpful to those in need, he/she can lift up the person who needs help so that that person can ultimately become a better, more healthy, and well person. This book basically implies that at times when a person truly needs help, another person sometimes has to go against other more well trodden methods and simply give all of themselves—even against the “sound” advice of others. Taken a step further, it gives light to the notion that joy is nothing and useless if not shared with others, along with our very lives as well. We must share our abilities and knowledge with others because they may be able to contribute more than we ourselves can, and so they must come out of their places of sadness and destructiveness so as to likewise be giving.