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Abbey and her Cookies & Milk

For all the little girls and boys
Who long for Christmas day,
May Old St. Nick grant your hopes and wishes,
Beneath the tree they lay.

But if one wishes to catch a glimpse
Of that special someone by the tree,
Be sure to leave some Cookies and Milk
And then perhaps you will see.

One must be quiet, one must be quick
To discover the greatest sight
That a boy or girl could ever wish for
On that Merry Christmas night.

 

Have a Safe and Healthy Festive Season.
T

Enjoy the prologue taken from the ibook Cookies & Milk: A Christmas Story.

Cookies & Milk Tree

A year ago, I wrote a fun little story for my kids, hoping that it would spark their interest in reading. Now, one year later, my 3yr old’s reading level is truly astonishing. The thing is, we all want our kids to learn to read, and we know that in order to hold their interest, it means to make reading an exciting and engaging experience. The hard part is finding the tools in which to make it so. What I did was to create The Witchy-Po as an ebook on the iBookstore, so that the kids could see the words highlighted as they follow along to the story, and be drawn in by the pictures as they follow the words. But there are lots of other things we did too. Make a game out of it. Word games, for example, are a great way to get them interested. For instance, in the car, we play the ‘ing’ game: name words that end in “i-n-g”.

Just be creative. It is important to remember that fun in reading is not just about the words behind the story, but about the experience. Every child is different, they each have their own likes, and they will each learn and explore at their own pace. My 5yr old is taking her time compared to her younger sister, and as long as she is enjoying the experience, I have no worries she will be a capable reader soon.

Keep it fun and interesting,
T

The iBook version of Cookies & Milk, the latest ebook featuring Henry & Abbey, is now updated with some interactive fun for the kids! ┬áThe names of Santa’s reindeer are hidden throughout the book. Spot the glowing words and touch them to discover the names of Santa’s reindeers!

Cookies & Milk: A Christmas Story

Cookies & Milk - T.K. Chung & Curtis Cunningham

Cookies & Milk: A Christmas Story is now available on Kobo! Click here to be taken directly to the book on Kobo.com, or hit the Buy button at the top of the page.

Happy New Year! To kick off the year, the prices have been reduced for both The Witchy-Po and Cookies & Milk. Simply click on Buy at the top of this page.

Some things to look forward to in 2013 include a Kobo version of Cookies & Milk, an update to the iBooks version to include additional interactive content, and the next story in the Henry & Abbey collection.

Stay tuned and thanks for reading!

T.

dashHenry and Abbey (and Cubby) are here,
To spread some festive seasonal cheer.
So sit back and unwind
with the kids at bedtime.
Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


Cookies & Milk: A Christmas Story

Cookies & Milk - T.K. Chung & Curtis Cunningham