Travel through the Palouse with Moose and his friends Blue Jay, Squirrel, and Butterfly. Along his journey, Moose encounters adversity, hears encouraging words, and finds a delightful surprise He also has an important revelation about how amazing life can be when he is true to himself
This book is great for children and adults alike with its spectacular, colorful and vivid illustrations that carry an important message of diversity, acceptance and inclusion. It doesn't matter who we are or where we come from. We are all important and have something valuable to share with the world
Also available in a delightful and entertaining audio-book format which is a great companion to the book to help beginning readers learn to read along.
About the Author
Education, literacy and conservation are important to Seema Jot Kaur. She has been writing since she could hold a pen. When she was six years old, she began writing letters to her grandparents, aunts, and uncles. She also drafted poems in her Hello Kitty journal. Seema Jot received her Bachelors of English degree from the University of Washington and recently completed her MBA. She has realized there is a need for a path to help children navigate the intense pressures of growing up and embracing the "you" of you, even and especially if it doesn't seem to fit what society, family members or others in the community expect you to be. In terms of conservation, Seema Jot has been an avid recycler since she was young. She would collect aluminum cans and turn them in at the local center before recycling was common. A portion of each book sold will go to the Nature Conservancy. Seema Jot has raised three wonderful, unique, and amazing sons and now has the pleasure of two beautiful grandchildren, with whom she loves reading stories to and hanging out with at the beach building sandcastles and searching for wonderful beach treasures. She has always been an avid reader and over the years has created an entire library of books for her children, which now her grandchildren are benefitting from. She spent a short time as a preschool teacher post-retirement and her two favorite things to do with the children were to read them amazing stories and do yoga with them. The rest of her time is spent taking sunset strolls with her husband and planning vacations to new and unknown destinations (including the Palouse) as well as tried and true favorite locales. To learn more about Seema Jot and her children's and adult yoga classes, aromatherapy and oracle card readings visit her website at www.blueirisjoy.com or follow her on Instagram @blueirisjoy.
Chris Shanahan is an artist with over thirty years of experience in commercial graphic and fine arts. He is a co-founder of Unleash Creatives, a holistic arts organization that provides writing, mind-body coaching and visual art services for those individuals who have a story to tell the world. Chris also happens to be a professional statistician who believes that the act of producing art can be both fun and functional; a balance of order and chaos .
Jen Knox is a writer and writing coach based in the Midwest. She spends her days teaching, practicing yoga, hiking, and spending time with her beautiful family. Jen is the author of Mindful Fiction: How to Write a Short Story in 10 Days and the short story collections After the Gazebo (Pen/Faulkner nominee), The Glass City (Prize Americana winner) and Resolutions: A Family in Stories. Her stories have been featured in textbooks, classrooms, and both online and print publications around the world, such as Chicago Tribune, The Bombay Literary Review, The Saturday Evening Post and NPR Online. Jen founded and co-owns Unleash Creatives, a creativity consultancy, where she coaches writers from idea to publication. Connect with her here: jenknox.com