Advance Endorsements for
Whootie Owl's New Book:
"Whootie Owl Presents:
A Parent's Guide to Storytelling
How to Tell Stories that Inspire Your Child"
by Elaine L. Lindy
Thomas Armstrong, Ph.D.
Author of Awakening Your Child's Natural Genius,
In Their Own Way, and The Radiant Child.
His column, "The Learning Curve," appears monthly in Parenting Magazine.
"With mass media grinding out so many prefabricated images these days, children have fewer and fewer opportunities to develop their imaginations. Storytelling is one of the best antidotes to this problem. Elaine Lindy's book Stories to Grow By provides parents with some excellent tools they can use to develop the ability to tell stories to their children. Parents who read this book and follow the suggestions Ms. Lindy provides will discover new ways of positively relating to their children, and new avenues to
stimulating their fertile minds."
President of the Character Education Partnership Board of Directors, and founder of the Center for the Advancement of Ethics and Character at Boston University.
"Stories to Grow By: How to Tell Stories that Inspire Your Child should get an award for 'truth in advertising.' The title tells it all and tells in accurately. This short book is filled with tips and practical wisdom on how to unlock that treasure of moral truths hidden in stories. In turn, the book is a treasure for parents and teachers.
Director, Center for the Advancement of Ethics and Character at Boston University
"Elaine Lindy's STORIES TO GROW BY is an enchanting work that invites us to recover the time-honored tradition of storytelling. Children and adults alike will benefit enormously from her wonderful array of narratives which engage the moral imagination, move the heart, and inspire reflection on the enduring themes of friendship, rivalry, love, envy, good and evil.
Consultant, Author and Syndicated Parenting Columnist
(Ms. Petersen's column is carried in over
200 newspapers each week)
web: www.askevelyn.com; e-mail: email@example.com
"Elaine Lindy's new book takes the 'lap story' to an even higher level. Children love stories told by their parents, especially when the stories are about them! By using the techniques in this book, parents will not only be able to use lap stories to enjoy their kids and strengthen parent-child bonds; they will also be able to teach their children values. And why not use an enjoyable, pleasant media for passing on what you believe is important. Read this book and use its wisdom, especially in the child's early years when you can make the most impact.
Gene Bedley, PTA Outstanding Educator of the Year
Author of Secrets of Successful Parenting and founder of EthicsUSA.
web: www.ethicsusa.com; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
"Relaying one's personal memories and experiences to children as a way to communicate parental values is an approach that, surprisingly, has not been explored to date. Elaine Lindy's book, Whootie Owl Presents: Stories to Grow By steps up to the plate. This book shows parents how to transform their own memories and everyday experiences into unique parent-to-child stories that will powerfully touch the hearts of their youngsters."
Ms. Toby Klein Greenwald
Founding Partner, Editor-in-Chief and "WholeMom" of WholeFamily.com
web: www.wholefamily.com; e-mail: email@example.com
"Elaine Lindy's book for parents, Whootie Owl Presents: Stories to Grow By, is intended to guide parents in telling stories to their children that will inspire them to embrace good values, love and tolerance. It is just as inspiring for us, the parents. What we learn from it is that we don't have to be published authors or professional raconteurs in order to share of ourselves and our experiences and help our children to grow from them. We, the Parent-Storytellers, all have within us the capacity to transmit deep and meaningful messages and, says Lindy, that's exactly what we should be doing. A beautiful gift for your co-parent."
Vickey Gailey, Coordinator, Steve Sheik Memorial Tutoring Program,
Community Development Support Association
Ms. Gailey coordinates innovative and acclaimed tutoring programs for children reading significantly below reading level and considered "at risk" readers. She leads literacy workshops for CDSA as well as for other organizations. Ms. Gailey is also a published researcher and author.
"Elaine Lindy's Stories to Grow By: How to Tell Stories that Inspire Your Child is an excellent guide to help parents instill both a love of language and a sense of values in their children, utilizing the talents and resources they already possess. Storytelling has benefits that extend beyond the teller's immediate goal of passing along meaningful messages or entertaining the listener. Storytelling is one way through which children learn the nuances of language which help them become more fluent readers. But an even greater benefit of storytelling is the positive interaction between parent and child. Lindy's book shows us how to link our messages to our youngsters' needs and interests to create an interactive, entertaining and creative experience that is enjoyable and beneficial to both parents and children."
4th Grade Teacher from Greenville, South Carolina
"I really loved reading this book! Because of the format, it was easy to read and understand.
I teach fourth grade and plan on sharing this with the parents of my students to encourage them to becomemore involved with talking to their children and encouraging positive character traits. It is such a valuable time that kids will always remember. I also loved the short excerpts of children's stories at the beginning of each chapter. They reinforced how character traits are interwoven into many of our favorite childhood stories."
"The whole book is easy to follow, whether you are a freshman or a veteran in storytelling. In my personal experience, the story hunting strategy is valid and useful. I have applied stories about memories and have embroidered stories with my imagination. My elder son, 6 years old, enjoys this type of story and further requests that the bedtime story must come from a family member."
To contact Elaine L. Lindy with respect to her exciting new book, Whootie Owl Presents: Stories to Grow By / How to Tell Stories that Inspire Your Child,
call 1-877-WHOOTIE (877-946-6843).
Or contact Kathy Crosby.the Marketing Director of Whootie Owl Productions, LLC,
by e-mail or by calling 1-877-GV-A-HOOT (877-482-4668).