International Children’s Book Day – Simple Happiness: Box Free 2017


International Children’s Book Day is celebrated on April 2nd, in honor of Hans Christian Andersen’s birthday, every year to inspire children to read and love books.

In 2015, I made my book “Simple Happiness: Box” available for Free for a limited time. This year I will do the same through So starting April 2nd to April 9th my book will be free with code: BJ65W that you can only use on My book is usually available to purchase for 99 cents on some major ebook sites (click here for a complete list and links or click “Simple Happiness” on the black bar above).

Don’t forget to share this with other parents and/or guardians. If your feeling extra generous, you are welcome to write a review of my books.

One more note: My book “Simple happiness: Chalk” is always available for free and you click the link above or go to my page: Simple Happiness to know more information.

The Hedgehog and The Rabbits

Here is another take on one of Florian fables, translated by Gen. J.W. Phelps , and illustration J.J. Grandville

Hedgehog and rabbits

There once lived a Hedgehog, who lived by himself. He lived under a lovely hedge and was the happiest Hedgehog you could’ve met. Then one day, his home was hit by a terrible storm. The Hedgehog was fine after the storm but his hedge was not. It was completely destroyed and now he had no home to live in.

 It just so happened that the Hedgehog knew about a family of Rabbits that lived in a burrow nearby. So, he went down into the burrow to talk to the Rabbits about what happened. He met with the eldest Rabbit. He told him how his home was destroyed in the storm and had no place to go. The eldest Rabbit welcomed him to stay as long as he needed until he finds a new home. The Hedgehog thanked him and all the Rabbits for letting him stay. He promised to help them out with chores for letting him stay.

 However, every time he helped, his quills would get in the way. When he swept the floors, he would bump and poke into someone. When he made the beds, he would leave quills in between the sheets. Lastly, whenever he helped with the dishes, his quills would knock them onto the floor. Every time it happened, he would apologies and promised that he would do better. Since he lived alone in his hedge, he didn’t know how to live with others around him. Nevertheless, he kept trying to get better every day. Eventually he would stop poking people. Eventually he would stop leaving quills behind. Eventually, he knew how to walk around without knocking something over.

 He spent many months like this until he found a new home. His new home was close to the Rabbits burrow. So whenever he began to miss his Rabbit friends, he would go visit them. The Hedgehog would bring over a snack for the whole family and stayed with them until bedtime.


Simple Happiness: Chalk

I have written and illustrated a free book. It’s only currently available through Smashwords. I hope to get it to other sites soon and will post when it’s does. Below is a description and a slideshow preview of the book. Here is a link to download for free at Smashwords.

Simple Happiness is about Sky and Ever showing how to have great fun with using simple things you can find anywhere. Making up games and playtime with simple craft projects and your imagination can create everlasting joy.

In ‘Simple Happiness: Chalk’, shows you possible ways to have with chalk and a sidewalk or driveway. The list of games you can play with chalk is endless.

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