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Recently I wrote about my daughters’ little business selling some homemade items. My husband and I offered to pay for my daughters to sell at the local farmers’ market five times this year as a Christmas gift. As a result, I have had the opportunity to accompany my daughters and sell my books Jobs of a Preschooler and Pickles, Pickles, I Like Pickles at the market.
I really enjoy talking to the people who walk through the market. Some are just passing through the area. Others are in town visiting family. Some have lived in the area for their entire lives and regularly go to the market.
It’s nice when people buy my books, but I take even more pleasure in listening to the reasons why people buy my books.
Jobs of a Preschooler has been purchased by preschool teachers, people who know preschool teachers, and parents and grandparents of children who will be starting preschool soon or who are currently in preschool.
Pickles, Pickles, I Like Pickles has been purchased by many people for children and adults. Apparently it makes a great gag gift, which is quite entertaining to me. A lot of people have told me they are buying it for their adult child or spouse who loves pickles.
Other purchases have touched my heart and make me feel so excited to be a part of someone’s learning process. One lady purchased Pickles, Pickles, I Like Pickles for a reluctant reader who loves pickles. A speech pathologist purchased it for the repetition of the word pickles. Another parent purchased it for her child who was going to speech therapy and was told to try sour foods such as pickles to get his mouth moving.
Quite a few teachers have also bought Pickles, Pickles, I Like Pickles to further their discussion during their plant unit. Not only can they read the book, but the students can also put together the order of how to make pickles using the free printable that goes along with the book.
Thank you to anyone who has purchased one (or both) of my books, and thank you to those of you who have shared your story with me.
Other people’s stories are one of the reasons I plan to continue writing stories. I would love to hear from you if you have purchased one (or both) of my books about the reason you made the purchase.
May you have a wonderful day!