Raph and Hawk are two birds of a different feather. Raph can't fly. Hawk soars high. Together, they build a boat and journey up-river. Raph comes ashore and meets two new friends, Dog and Turtle. Dog runs too fast. Turtle moves too slow. Raph, balancing in between, rides a unicycle. They set off on an excursion. But a mountain blocks their path. For the love of Tambalacoque fruit, what to do? Follow the tails of Raph, Hawk, Dog, and Turtle as they learn important lessons about diversity, friendship, and resilience.
The author and illustrator are also two birds of a different feather. Dr. Dan is a developmental-behavioral pediatrician. John Watkins-Chow is a math teacher-artist. Combining stories from their first two books, Raph's Tale is an inspiring and richly illustrated adventure.
Bonus: Make your own coloring book! The last two pages of the book provide black-and-white pictures for children to fill in as they like. Go to ParentChildJourney.com/raphcolors to download all the original drawings and create your own Raph's Tale Coloring Book.
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|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.21(d)|
|Age Range:||5 - 12 Years|
About the Author
John Watkins-Chow was born in New Jersey and somehow ended up with three degrees from MIT, which he has failed to parlay into anything noteworthy. John has been drawing all of his life. He illustrated Dr. Shapiro's first two books. Otherwise, this book is likely the first place nongeek (and geek-adjacent) folk might see his art. He has been fortunate to work in animation, comics, and sketch card art on properties such as Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, and Marvel Comics-and very occasionally, his own comic, Talismen. During the day, John teaches math at a private school in suburban Maryland. When not producing sketchy art or stumbling in the classroom, John can reliably be found in the doghouse, a source of frustration for his lovely wife and embarrassment for his two talented daughters.
Table of Contents
History of Raphus cucullatus
History of the Tambalacoque Tree
Raph's Tale Coloring Book
About the Author
About the Illustrator