Meet the Maples, a large family of dolls who've outgrown their small city home. Join them on their adventures as they search, buy, sell, earn, spend, clean, move and settle into more spacious quarters. But can they afford it? Will Wellesley, that snarky teenager, ever grow up? The story combines humour and pathos as it tells a tale of one big family's resourcefulness, generosity and loyalty in the face of many odds.
"Nothing comes easy for the Maples. It's inspiring to watch them work as a team to overcome so many challenges." -Barbara Baillargeon, Toronto Public Librarian
I have a long history as an independent filmmaker and an even earlier history as a still photographer. More recently I've become an author. In 2007 I purchased a lavish dollhouse and my daughter and I collaborated to write two childrens' books about it, with lots of photographs ("The Maples on the Move" and "The Maples Mix 'em Up"). We sold both books at "the Word on the Street" in the fall of 2010. Next, I wrote and photographed my first alphabet book, "Cats Choosing Chairs" and made another two alphabet books with my grade 2/3 class, who loved the process. Towards the end of that school year, my class did a comparison/contrast of our school today with that of the late nineteenth century. It's called, "The Good Old Days?" I've continued to create books with my straight grade 2 classes and plan to keep it up. "Dogs who Talk" was featured by Blurb in a blog on their website: http://social.blurb.com/oeS . Check out all our class books in my "Author's Bookstore."
If Pandas Could Talk Published November 16, 2014
TROLL with a GOAL Published October 16, 2014
WURKZ on iPad Published July 03, 2014
Cool Class Collages Published June 26, 2014
OUR FAVOURITE PERSON Published May 30, 2014
HEAD, HEART, HANDS Published May 04, 2014
Fabulous Food, Awesome Articles Published April 15, 2014
COOL CREATURES FINDING FURRY FRIENDS Published December 03, 2013