Priceless Proverbs is the result of hundreds of interviews with young children ages three to twelve, who were presented with the first half of a famous saying or well-known proverb and then asked to finish it themselves.
Their candid and oftentimes exquisite answers, combined with their crayon illustrations, have now been made available for all to enjoy, in this little collection called… Priceless Proverbs.
Targeted Age Group: all ages
How is Writing In Your Genre Different from Others?
I’ve written suspense thrillers (under a pen name), how to books for parents, and short stories. But this book was by far the most fun to put together. Kids are just so honest and open with their thoughts and feeling on things! 🙂 I enjoyed putting this book together so much I’ve already completed Book 2 in the “Funny Happens” series, and have several more planned!
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
Never give up. Never in my wildest dreams did I ever even want to become a writer when I grew up. Then I became one by accident! Literally!! Discovered I enjoyed it, but still had a very steep learning curve to figure out how to make it all the way to publication. Now look at me … 4 books and 6 short stories published, with more in the works… who would have ever guessed I had it me?? 🙂
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
The Story Behind This Book:
Priceless Proverbs is the result of hundreds of interviews with young children ages three to twelve, who were presented with the first half of a famous saying or proverb and then asked to finish it themselves.
It began as part of a larger class project by teacher Kristi Porter and the children of Happi Kamper Child Care, located in North Muskegon, Michigan. Each child was to create an individual gift book for his or her parents, and Priceless Proverbs was simply to be one chapter in each child’s book.
Now, the individual answers of the Happi Kamper Kids, as well as those of the children at Community United Methodist Preschool, and Power Play Childcare in N. Muskegon have been combined. Their diverse, candid, and often priceless answers may surprise you, or even make you laugh out loud, as you get a quick glimpse into the amazing and intricate minds of some of the most delightful and fascinating children around. Enjoy!
About the Author:
Always a reader, Kristi Porter never thought much about writing until she entered a writing contest sponsored by the Detroit Free Press. Her nightmare vacation story – The Worst Vacation Ever – went on to be published in a travel anthology that sold over a million copies worldwide. This was followed by numerous articles published in local magazines and newspapers. As her love of writing grew, she added adult fiction and short humor pieces to her repertoire.
But writing isn’t all Kristi does. A preschool teacher, she won the Governor’s Award for her work with young children and is dedicated to the education of young children. She also enjoys bicycling, video games, photography, Facebook, and spending time with family. She lives in Michigan with her husband, son, and a menagerie of cats.