Book Title: Buckaroo Buckeye: A Little Nut with Big Dreams
Author: Kristin Anderson Cetone
Illustrator: Nadia Komorova
Category: Children's Fiction (Ages 3-7), 36 pages
Genre: Friendship, Social Skills & School Life, Bullies, Growing Up & Facts of Life
Publisher: KLAC Enterprises, LLC
Release date: September 1, 2012
Tour dates: May 21 to June 15, 2018
Content Rating: G
Winner of the Mom's Choice Silver and OneBookAZ Awards!
There's a new cowboy in town! Hit the trail with Buckaroo Buckeye, a lovable little nut who falls from his tree in Ohio, as he dodges the bumps and bullies along the way in a magical journey to find his true place in the world.
Created by Reading Specialist Kristin Cetone, Buckaroo Buckeye teaches children 4-8 to: • Learn to ignore bullies
• Improve their self-esteem
• Connect with reading
• "Dream, Believe and Achieve" no matter their size!
Your child will be inspired by Buckaroo's determination in this touching story with unforgettable characters illustrated by Nadia Komorova. Get yours today!
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Trees are a necessity to sustain life.
Buckeye nuts are the tiny ‘seed’ of the buckeye tree. This seed holds the promise and hope for producing more buckeye trees. With proper nourishment, the seed will sprout roots and grow into a mighty buckeye tree.
Success comes from a tiny ‘seed’ within each of us. This tiny seed contains hopes, dreams, passions, and purpose. When this seed receives proper nourishment, it will sprout roots, and grow mighty, in its special place in the world.
Have you ever had a vision of a story book character you would like to create? Have you ever thought of a story book theme you would like to develop around this character? Did you develop this idea or put it to sleep for several years?
This is how Buckaroo Buckeye™-A Little Nut with Big Dreams was born.
From my life experiences and my family experiences and my education experiences, I wanted to weave a story book character and theme around these. I wanted to tell my personal story which everybody’s story is…a life journey of self-discovery and overcoming the bumps and bullies and setbacks along the way. I wanted my story book to be inspirational to those who face struggles on their pathway to their self-discovery success. I was inspired to write this story because of the many struggling readers I had worked with over the years. They were bullied and excluded and had low self-esteem until one day with guidance and nurturing and determination they could read!
Meet the author:
Buckaroo Buckeye grew out of author Kristin Anderson Cetone's imagination and joy of reading.
Born in Dayton, Ohio, she traveled many miles before putting down roots in the Arizona desert. Influenced by family, education, life experiences, and a desire to teach others, Mrs. Cetone discovered her purpose---just like Buckaroo Buckeye did.
Her true calling and passion is writing and helping others become successful readers. She created Buckaroo to encourage children to believe in themselves and follow their dreams while dodging the bumps and bullies along the way. Reading will help guide the way. Being a Reading Specialist, she has also created Nuts About Reading™ an informal, supplemental, online reading service. She shares her insights and suggestions to help parents strengthen their children's reading process and become successful readers.
Her joy now is to inspire and help kids to find the Buckaroo Buckeye in themselves.
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