ABOUT THE AUTHOR

I am Author Sandra Wilson, children's author and educator and founder of the Kindness Kangaroo Project. I have spent over 35 years working with children in some capacity; as a leader in Scouting and Guiding, as a tutor, as a drama teacher, as a homeschooler, in clubs and even in my education centre. For the last five years I have been working with children to create books. I have worked in classrooms, daycares and with other groups as part of the Kindness Kangaroo Project and together, these children and I have created nearly 40 picture books that embrace inclusion, acceptance, kindness and friendship.

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With all my books I am looking to empower and inspire children and get the conversation started on topics like emotions (Emotional Animal Alphabet series), the environment (Super Kids Save the World series), bullies (The Unpleasant Pirates series), grief (The Feeling Empty series) and more.

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I believe that words have power and we can use them to promote goodness in the world. We can offer them to children to inspire them, to empower them and to help express themselves. Stories are gifts that can be handed down, they are ways we can connect to what is happening in the world, to our feelings and those of others and to encourage us to do our best. I write stories with kids and for kids with the hope of showing them the magic of creativity to inspire and to empower.

I believe that children are our future

And we must nurture them and help them grow

Guide them gently on their own path

Then support them and watch them go

I believe we need to teach them what matters

Like compassion, understanding and more

We need to make sure they are comfortable to talk

And that we always have an open door

I believe that time spent with children

Is a benefit to both sides

And you can see for yourself

If you just look in their eyes

I want children to know

No matter what chaos has swirled

I believe in the power they have inside

To make a difference in this world.

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