Young children will soon cherish Keiko the Koala as they follow his adventures from his cozy home at the zoo, involving a wild truck ride, to finding himself lost in a forest. As he bravely sets out deeper into the woods, you ll share his air of excitement as he meets the animals living there and learns that he is different from other bears. While on his journey, he meets Cody, a young boy saddened because he feels he is different from other kids. Keiko and Cody become fast friends and together they discover that being different isn t so bad. In fact, it s what makes us special. You'll be enthralled by a subtle blend of sound effects and music which enhances Keiko's adventures. Package Contents: One Audio CD, with two sound tracks, and a fully illustrated paperback book designed to be read alone or with the audio. The audio includes narration, music, and sound effects to make the adventure fun for all.
Track 1 has page turning cues. Track 2 is without page cues.
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Everyone shares one thing in common. We are all different from each other and it is our diversity, which makes each person unique. "Keiko the Koala" is so much more than a book. It's a powerful tool for parents to teach their children how to build strong relationships and self esteem. Young children will cherish Keiko in their formative years because he is comforting and entertaining. This exciting story is immediately rewarding to children, as they hear about the adventure of a koala bear, who finds himself lost in the forest. As he meets other animals, he quickly learns that he is different from other bears. You feel the anticipation as Keiko searches for a way out of the forest. While on his journey, he meets a young boy named Cody and they become friends. Cody is sad because he is different from other kids. Keiko teaches him that being different is what makes us specialAbout the Author:
Jill Ann Storti enjoys writing and spending time with her family. She shares her life with her husband and their son, in Greenville, SC. As a mother of a child born 10 ½ weeks premature, Jill has immersed herself in issues related to child development. The same year her son was born, Jill took on a Chair position for the annual March of Dimes Black Tie event. Her family was honored to be the Ambassador Family, which gave her the opportunity to share her story. Today, Jill volunteers for the March of Dimes to further their mission of reducing the incidence of premature child births and promoting healthy babies. Jill's vision is that parents and educational professionals will find her stories valuable when teaching children life's important lessons in a loving and nurturing manner. Jill had the wonderful opportunity to work on this book with her dad, Robert Hartenstine. He is a talented artist, who brought Keiko to life with his illustrations. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts and the Hussian School of Commercial Art in Philadelphia, PA. He served in the United States Air Force, as an illustrator. He went on to pursue a career in Commercial Art. For the past forty years, he has been successful working in the Graphic Arts Industry. He currently lives in Williamsport, PA, where he continues to paint and draw.
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