Karate kids Makoto and Michi love art. These best karate friends dream of painting a mural together in their dojo. But the Quitting monster, a rollie pollie, or pill bug, that changes sizes, keeps getting in their way. As life often goes, Michi and Makoto encounter obstacle after obstacle. They wrestle against Quitting, but one of or both of them keep getting pulled down by this monster. Can the kids use their karate values to beat Quitting and accomplish their goal?
Written and illustrated by an experienced martial arts instructor, this children's picture book uses the backdrop of traditional karate. It helps all children learn about the power of perseverance. It is a great tool for teaching kids about how anyone can be overcome by quitting and that they can choose instead to strive for their goals.
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About the Author
In her writing career, Jenifer's pictures and writings have appeared in several publications including Highlights Magazine for Children. She is a long-time active member of the international Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. Jenifer enjoys putting her karate and writing passions together in dojo newsletters, blogs and children's picture books.
Jenifer loves her continuous training in karate because it's interesting and fun, and it helps her in all areas of life. Her favorite thing about being a karate mentor is watching students grow, improve and progress on their own paths. With the Dojo Kun Character Books, Jenifer makes the magic power of the most important teachings of karate accessible to all readers