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Gilbert the Grasshopper is the tale of an overly curious grasshopper... who ends up on an airplane This book is designed to be a crossover book for those children that are attempting to graduate from pictured storybooks to chapter-length books. With simple, black-and-white illustrations on each page, kids will focus on the words. And with the book being broken up into short chapters, confidence in reading will increase with each page. The authors use alliteration throughout, introducing new vocabulary to prepare children for intermediate school. Gilbert the Grasshopper also sparks a child's interest in travel and exploring new places... along with the theme of sharing your knowledge with others.
About the Author
Nick Rokicki is quickly becoming a beloved name in the world of books for children. His first book, Pete the Popcorn, was released to rave reviews on February 29th, 2012. Why Leap Day? According to Nick, "this country needs to take a huge leap forward when it comes to bullying in our schools. Pete the Popcorn carries a message of children offering encouragement to each other on a daily basis. We believe that the answer to bullying is encouragement--- and this will start with the youngest of children." Nick has visited with over 100,000 children in 25 states, holding motivational assemblies centered around his book titles. Nick Rokicki is a proud product of public schools, having attended Washington Local Schools in Toledo, Ohio. After graduating from high school, he attended Specs Howard School of Media Arts in Southfield, Michigan, where he focused on communications. After completing this education, Rokicki worked at various television and radio stations throughout the midwest before spending nine years traveling the World and gaining inspiration for his collection of stories. "Currently, I'm very excited about the release of my newest book, First Photo of The Royal Baby. Having traveled the World, there is one thing that I've learned: a simple smile transcends all language. We are hoping to harness the worldwide excitement about the real royal baby in order to teach children very important lessons about kindness," Rokicki said. Other titles in his collection include Clipper the Comet, which celebrates the American autoworker and family traditions. Casey and Callie Cupcake is a Frosted Fable About Being Fantastic Just the Way You Are. The story teaches kids to accept themselves and their friends for who they are on the inside--- and the story takes place inside of a real bakery, Cake in a Cup, a winner of Food Network's Cupcake Wars. Upcoming projects include middle-grade reader I'm Right Rita, the fantastical Ideaparnockolis and Crusty Cupcake's Christmas Catastrophe. Learn more about Nick Rokicki at www.PeteThePopcorn.com