NEW! Kimber's Pig

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Kimber had a pig. Yes, she did—a real pig! It was foisted on her by her mother—the one who brooks no nonsense or takes no for an answer. The pig, a mere piglet at first, grows. And grows. And grows. Meanwhile, the pig has to be fed, groomed, petted and taken to school—all by Kimber, of course. Contrary to expectation, the pig is a hit at school ... until he meets the school inspector. Then things get serious, very serious, until Kimber (and the pig) end up in court. However, her sworn foe and ardent admirer, Dakota, comes to the rescue (more or less)—him and the rest of the country.

Freely based on a real young lady who had a real pig in her bedroom, Kimber’s Pig is a lighthearted, fun tale, suitable for grade two through grade five.

Soft Cover, 132 pages, $14.95  Purchase Book

Puppet Show!

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I'll be perfoming
The Cricket and the Shepherd Boy
at the Toronto Waldorf School on Saturday,
Dec 16th, at 10:30am and 11:30am
in the kindergarten - see poster for details.
Come on by and say hi!

T'was lovely! More adults came than children!!! Go figure!

Speedy Weedy and Mosey Dawdle's last Day on the Blackboard

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Elizabeth Erb of Azalia Mountain School in Asheville, North Carolina has been reading the seven 'saws' from The Seven Saws of Speedy Weedy and Mosey Dawdle to her second grade children.

She writes: "Today is the last day for the chalkboard drawing. Such sadness in the room. The children gathered round to say farewell to all of the characters. They named the lizard from the first race: Wizard Lizard!"

Goodbye Speedy Weedy Hare, Mosey Dawdle Tortoise, Roger Dodger Racoon, Hungry Coyote, Wizard Lizard and everyone else ... not forgetting the famous "yonder tree" ... nor the little pig standing on the cliff's edge!

Tiptoes Lightly in Watercolor

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A beautiful watercolor painting of Tiptoes Lightly and Company by artist Michelle Hunt. It was commissioned by Laura Wiesmann Hrubes as a present for her son—he’s a Tiptoes fan. You can view Michelle’s work here. Thanks, Michelle and Laura! 

I have decided to carry this painting as an art print. They are 9 x 12 (the size of the original) plus a 1 inch border to allow for framing or pinning on the wall. Printed on bright white cotton 220 gm archival paper. Price $29.95 + $6.95 shipping. Contact me if interested.

The Real Kids (and teacher) who star in Pinrut the Turnip Boy


Here is the actual and very real teacher, Chris Connell, and some of his happy students who star in the fourth life of The Nine Lives of Pinrut the Turnip Boy. They all happily attend Greentree School in Drumheller, Alberta, Canada. Needless to say, we can see that he is not the villainous, pedantic and turnip-hating pedagogue who appears in the book. His students, however, do look fun-loving and slightly mischievous to me! :)

The photo comes from an article on Pinrut and the students that appeared in The Drumheller Mail. Photo credit: Patrick Kolafa.

You are your Child's first Teacher


Rahima Baldwin Dancy has just put out the third edition of You Are Your Child's First Teacher. This definitely-on-its-way-to-classichood book is a must for parents of young children. It has been updated and expanded, so mosey on over and buy it - you won't have any regrets.

You can also check out her website Waldorf in the Home.

“This is a terrific book, packed with commonsense advice on the real basics of healthy mental and emotional development. Rahima is a wise and knowledgeable guide for parents struggling to raise good kids in a challenging world. Someday your children will thank you for reading this book!”
—Jane M. Healy, PhD, author of Different Learners and Your Child’s Growing Mind

“Here is an extraordinary work for those who want to develop a truly intelligent child and, in the process, unlock new levels of their own intelligence and spirit.”
—Joseph Chilton Pearce, author of The Magical Child


Waldorf in the Home: Resources for Nourishing Family Life has posted an overview of my books. Thanks guys! Check out their website for useful blogs, notices on upcoming conferences, books, homeshooling, and more.