Patricia A. Thorpe was a resident of Wisconsin for most of her life until she retired from Certegy as a credit manager in 2003. In 2006, she moved to Mesa, Arizona, where she resides today. She returns to Wisconsin where she spends time with her four sons and five grandchildren during the summer months.
Patricia recalls buying many children's books when her sons were young children. She felt reading to her children was paramount and bought many children's books to read to them as learning methods. When her sons started going to school, she found a book that she felt could assist them in learning what they may experience and feel on their first few days in school. Patricia found a book to help her sons learn their ABCs, simple math calculations, the importance of following the Golden Rule and most importantly, lessons from Aesop's Fables.
During the seven years, Patricia lived on Lake Kristine in northern Wisconsin. She found herself looking out of the large window from her dining room. From there, she observed many different kinds of birds and animals interact with one another.
The memories of buying children's books for her sons led her to decide to create a children's book with a story line about a hummingbird she lovingly called "Harry." She hopes to create other children's books in the future for young children to enjoy and assist them in learning important life lessons.
The story line of this book was created from the pleasure I attained
while looking out of a large picture window at my lake property in Wisconsin. Over many years,
as I drank my morning coffee or eat my lunch at noon, I observed in wonderment many different
kinds of animals and birds interacting with one another. Nature continued to illustrate further
observations that I have hoped to share as additional story lines in the future. Harry is the name
I lovingly gave to a hummingbird that I believed acted in such a manner that could be created
into a children's book as a learning method. Perhaps this book can be enjoyed by children, plus
assist them in learning the importance of sharing.
The Canada Goslings - Lilly and Scooter learned a lesson to never give up to accomplish a goal that was important to them. You just have to keep on trying!
This is a children’s book regarding bullying and judging others before getting to know them.
The book uses a black and gray squirrels to help illustrate how these lessons may be learned.