I just returned from the Washington Homeschool Convention with my awesome ninja family and Stephanie Leclair, a good friend, colleague and fellow tall person (and an amazing massage therapist!) promoting The Story of Bill and His House on the Hill. Thank you to Healaura Education Society for supporting this project and sending us on this trek. We met many amazing people and there was awesome response to the book from parents and children alike. Some people laughed, some people cried, some people hugged me, many people thanked me for creating it. It was very touching. I got really good at shooting out micro-blurbs explaining what we do! The photo you see above was taken at the end of the convention by a nice lady with a quirky sense of humour that is almost as questionable as mine.
At the same time, the book was being promoted at Vancouver’s Car Free Festival by my good friends and colleagues Anita, Steinar, Darya, Florian, Laura (my very amazing partner in life) and friends with Happy Hive Creative Learning Society, an organization creating innovative education programs for kids, of which, to the chagrin of the team, I am one of the founders/directors. Thank you guys! And thank you to all the other great people who have been helping me along the way!
This project has been a long time in the making and I invite you to celebrate with me by… well, honestly, by getting a copy and reading it out loud to yourself/friends/family! Send me a video if you like, that would be awesome!
Here is the blurb from the back cover of the book:
“What do creaking rafters, lawnmower haircuts, unusual friendships, Morse code, and a unique hedgehog have in common?
They are all part of one man’s brave quest for friendship, in a world that shuns him because of one thing. And that thing just doesn’t grow on them. It grows where you least expect it.
This witty and surprising tale for all ages is deep and thought-provoking, yet frolics along lightly, weaving humour, insight, and heart into a world of rhyme and imagination. ”
And here is what Brock Tully, all-around amazing activist, author and cofounder of the Kindness Foundation of Canada (among many other awesome things), had to say about it:
“Every child’s heart will be touched and connected to others’ through this book, and our children, and the child in us all, will feel joy as we go about our day.”
Thank you, dear Brock. Check out his work.