About the Book
The year Amaris Kathryn Conley was three, she learned many new skills and lots of important things happened to her. In the spring, she was still recovering from open-heart surgery. (Thank you, Dr. Reddy.) In the summer, her new baby brother, Nikao, was born. This book, beginning with her third birthday party, includes a tea party at Aunt Amy's, a picnic at Lotusland, Frog Day, Acorn Day, family birthday parties, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and ends with the yearly Easter-egg hunt at Windmill Pond.
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