This story is about a Greek boy who lives on a small island and befriends a giant sea monster. The village where the boy lives is famous for making ice cream out of the seaweed they harvest from the sea around their island. When the boy becomes friends with the giant sea monster by sharing his ice cream with him, the chaos begins. The sea monster enjoys the ice cream so much that he tramples into the village to seek out more of it. This scares the villagers living peacefully in the village and prompts them to protect their property from the beast that accidentally destroys it. When the boy catches wind of the plot to protect the village from the sea monster, he becomes concerned. The leader of the village askes the boy if he can help create a plan of attack to ensure the safety of all involved, especially his new sea-monster friend. He designs a plan that makes both the village safe and the giant beast very happy. A friendly relationship between the entire village evolves, and the sea monster becomes an integral part in the harvesting of the seaweed for the villagers to continue making their famous ice cream for all to enjoy, especially their new friend, the sea monster.
|Publisher:||Page Publishing, Inc.|
|Sold by:||Barnes & Noble|
|File size:||3 MB|
|Age Range:||3 - 5 Years|
About the Author
Darin is a twenty-year veteran teacher in New York State where he lives with his wife, Ronda, stepdaughter, Kaylie, and four golden retrievers: Miley, Zoey, Cooper, and Tucker. Darin loves to spend time in the outdoors with his family, hiking, kayaking, canoeing, and fishing all across Southwestern New York to the Adirondacks. His inspiration for the book came about twenty years ago as he was teaching a kindergarten physical education class. The need to integrate English language arts (ELA) into the gymnasium sparked the creativity for the story as an introduction to a game. It was a way to hold the students’ attention, tap into their imaginations, and enhance an activity in order to foster learning in the cognitive, affective, and physical learning domains. Darin’s story evolved over the years, and he realized how much children really liked it. Most recently retired from teaching, Darin has dedicated his time to fully editing and publishing his book as well as writing two others. He looks forward to his journey and the next chapter of his career working with children in a slightly different manner.