Raph's Tale

Raph's Tale

Raph's Tale

Raph's Tale


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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 Details

ISBN-13: 9781951130374
Publisher: Dagmar Miura
Publication date: 08/26/2020
Pages: 76
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.21(d)
Age Range: 5 - 12 Years

About the Author

Dr. Dan Shapiro is a native of East Lansing, Michigan. He moved to Washington, DC, to attend the George Washington University School of Medicine and stayed for pediatric residency training at Children's National Medical Center. Dr. Shapiro practiced primary-care pediatric and adolescent medicine in Silver Spring, Maryland, then shifted his focus to developmental and behavioral pediatrics. Currently, in addition to his office practice, Dr. Shapiro observes children and collaborates with educators at dozens of Washington, DC, and suburban Maryland schools. He developed ParentChildJourney.com, a comprehensive set of parent training and support programs. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. Dr. Shapiro is married, with four children and two grandchildren. He is the author of Parent Child Journey: An Individualized Approach to Raising Your Challenging Child and Parent Child Excursions: ADHD, Anxiety and Autism.

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

Raph's Tale

History of Raphus cucullatus

History of the Tambalacoque Tree

Neurodiversity Lives

Raph's Tale Coloring Book

About the Author

About the Illustrator

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