About the Book
This book is about a special time—when three-and-a-half-year-old Amaris’ brother was born. As the sun peeked over the hill, Amaris arrived at Windmill Pond. She and Nana played, baked, napped, and then played some more. All day they sang "Let's Think of Something to Do" and waited for news of the new baby. In the evening, they watched "Bright Eyes." At 8:00, Daddy called to say that Bubba had arrived, and his name was to be Nikao Makaris.
Author: Double Luck: Memoirs of a Chinese Orphan (Holiday House) Parents' Choice Gold Award-Winner for nonfiction 2001 Author: Learning With the Brainy Bunch (Key Education) 2009 Book of the Year Award, "Creative Child Magazine" Author: Elementary Economics (McGraw Hill) 2002 Teacher's Choice Gold Award, "Learning Magazine" 1993-2002—Executive Editor "A New Day" magazine for activity coordinators 1980-1993—Executive Editor "Shining Star" for Christian educators 1980-1994—Editor of 250+ Christian activitybooks (Good Apple/Shining Star Publications) 1977-2005—Author of 300+ published teacher activity books for preschool, primary, and junior high 1974-76—Teacher, kindergarten through fourth grade, Carrisa Plains Elementary School, Carrisa Plains, California 1971-74—Teacher, second, third and fifth grades, Golden View Elementary School, Huntington Beach