THE GEOMA TREE Offers Individuality Through Education
Who better to author a children's book than a busy mother-of-three and in-home childcare provider?
"The Geoma Tree" is an uplifting, educational children's book, intended to both educate children on geometric shapes and the importance of uniqueness, individuality and acceptance of others. For toddlers through children in elementary school, the book's universal message will appeal to and benefit any child.
With colorful, whimsical illustrations, "The Geoma Tree" follows Circle, a melancholy shape left feeling a little insecure alongside the other shapes. Over time, Geoma Tree demonstrates the beauty in differences, teaching Circle that every shape is to be celebrated and adored.
Penn hopes the book can be used to establish a dialogue with children on the importance of self-esteem, inclusion of others, overcoming jealousy and teaching acceptance of all.
"A teacher, parent, or grandparent could easily help a child relate the story to his own life, thus teaching a personal lesson in tandem with an educational lesson," Penn said.
About the Author:
Shelly Penn graduated from Upper Iowa University with a degree in elementary education and an endorsement in early childhood education. Penn opened her home- based childcare program, Stay and Play Daycare, in 2004. She lives in Parkersburg, Iowa, with her husband and three children and has lead or assisted with children's ministries since 2008.
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