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Mirabella the Monarch's Magical Migration book front cover

Mirabella the Monarch’s Magical Migration

A story about the most amazing migration on Earth and how one generation can inspire the next. Illustrated by Parker Woods Montessori elementary school. Synopsis: Every year the monarch butterflies undertake the most amazing migration on Earth. Over the course of four generations, they travel from Canada to Mexico and back. This is an educational… Continue Reading


Testimonials

And a few letters of commendation for school speaking. Dear Scout, I love your terp a rand the word. ~ Elisia, Kindergartener. (Read the letter.) While I expected your presentation would be interesting, I wasn’t sure how it would be handled by a group of 45 boys, Grades 1-5 (along with siblings, some a bit… Continue Reading


Making of the School Photo

Update 2017-04: There is a new amazing photograph. Read about the making of the monarch butterfly school photo. The Cupcake Boy School Photo I think this is a beautiful picture even though it didn’t turn out as I imagined, because I didn’t correct enough for perspective, which makes the muffin top look too small. The… Continue Reading


How the book is made

The following is a step by step summary of how the book is made. It’s a 3-month project and an ever-changing and improving process. In summary: Planning. Steps 0-3. Creating. Steps 4-12. Celebrating. Steps 14. Don’t miss step 14. Seeing the dreams come true. Making a difference in the real world. Steps 15-8. Step 0.… Continue Reading


Fundraiser

Here are a few options for funding a book, school supplies or the goals of your organization. Simple fundraiser: If your school or organization doesn’t want to create a book, perhaps you would like to organize a simple fundraiser with Scott’s five children’s books. The books make great gifts for friends and family. We’ll even… Continue Reading


Videos

Don’t miss my favorite video at the school for the deaf in Argentina. Making of the Cupcake Boy School Photo Bicycle touring in the school gym. A fun intro to Scott’s trip around the world and the Make-A-Book Project. The Making of “Cayendo Hacia Arriba: El Secreto De La Vida” or “Falling Uphill: The Secret… Continue Reading


Make-A-Book Project

An artist-in-residence program Nominate your organization or elementary school to co-create and illustrate a children’s chapter book with Scott and friends. Together, we can make a book about any subject that inspires your community; for example, environmental issues, inspiration & motivation, social change, or any of the stories below. I’m not exaggerating when I say… Continue Reading


Ruby the Red Worm’s Dirty Job

A story about composting and over-coming bullying in favor of the bigger picture. Illustrated by the Waukesha STEM Academy elementary school. As featured in the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel Synopsis: Ruby the Red Worm is a humorous and educational introduction to composting and the essential role worms serve in the ecosystem. More importantly, it is a story… Continue Reading


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