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What books were your favorite as a youth and why?
As a child I always loved the Dr. Seuss books for their simple rhymes and creative inspiration. Pick up any of the older books and find yourself immersed in the often muddling silliness of prose. It would make my tongue twist and heart giggle. After all, who doesn’t like Green eggs and Ham…except of course Sam.
What superpower would you love to have? Why?
Superpowers are a funny thing; you think you know exactly which one to pick and then bam!, something changes and you’re looking for the next best superpower. As a child, I probably would have chosen the power of time travel….if that’s even considered a super power at all.
Favorite TV show from your childhood?
As a 70’s child, I couldn’t get enough of the original Scooby-Doo cartoon series. I loved the mysteries and downright great team sleuthing of Shaggy, Daphne, Velma, and Fred. Anyone who is familiar with the cartoon can debate who usually solved the mystery, but my vote always goes to Velma, a super intelligent young woman filled with various knowledge facts and sometimes obscure information.
Favorite hot beverage. Why?
My favorite beverage has to be a perfectly made Greek coffee. There is a smoothness to it that melts in the mouth. It’s nothing like drip coffee or espresso, it has a uniqueness all its own. My husband introduced me to this delight years back when we went to visit his family in Greece and I’ve been drinking ever since.
Create an ice cream flavor. What’s it called?
What a great question to ask, I don’t think I have ever been given free range to come up with my very own ice cream flavor. Hmmm, let me see, I would definitely have black cherry, maple syrup, and probably bacon….all rolled into one oozy gooey delicious creamy treat. Let’s call it ‘Maple Cherry–porkalicious’…it's maple, it's sweet cherry, it's pork, and it's delicious.
This story is about a shy little raccoon who overcomes his fear of meeting new people. Join Wesley Raccoon on his travels through the streets of Amsterdam to find out how The Old Man In The Houseboat becomes his new best friend.
This inspiring story of friendship captures the importance of spending time with friends throughout our life. Join Wesley Raccoon and The Old Man in the Houseboat on their adventures through Vondelpark, and learn how Captain John's Social gathers a unique circle of true friends.
Read an Excerpt
Wesley loves to spend time with his friends at Captain John’s Social.
Tonight, he introduces his best friend to the Wise Owl of Nine Streets; Riley Fox, who lives in Dam Square; Leia and Dexter, the alley cat twins; and, of course, LisaLou, the Hare of Vondelpark, who they sang songs with earlier that afternoon.
The Captain tells stories and listens carefully to his friends as they share their week’s adventures.
“How wonderful it is to have friendship of all kinds in our life,” says Wesley to the Captain. Wesley and his friends are thankful for knowing so many different people and spending time with them every week at Captain John’s Social.
As Wesley thinks about his friends and their wonderful times together, he knows that each person is truly unique, and in their own special way, brings kindness to Wesley’s circle of friends.
About the Author:As a mother to four grown boys, Michelle is passionate about writing captivating children's stories on the importance of social acceptance, kindness and life lessons. Her books focus on friendship, love and self-awareness blossoming in a world that children understand.
Her warm-hearted approach to writing and whimsical use of watercolor illustrations connect with young creative minds, inspiring children of all ages. The message she coveys is simple yet powerful: "When we release our fear of the unknown and our preconceived notions, we free our hearts to find true friends, to love, and to grow."
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