kid’s books: new ideas and goals


When you write kid’s books you’re always looking for ideas. Your goal might be to write something funny, or a rhyming tale with a good lesson. Great ideas are welcome, no matter what they are. You set goals and work hard to reach them. Logan Phelps  had a problem that needed a creative idea too. He’s been wearing hearing aids since he was five years old. He has four brothers and sisters, so you can imagine that his family has many expenses. They’are not wealthy. They must have been extremely disappointed when they learned their insurance company would only pay a small part of  the $6,000. cost fornew hearing aids that Logan needed. But he’s a resourceful young man. He started his own lemonade stand, with the goal of  raising enough money for his new hearing devices. Logan’s story was carried by MyFoxPhilly.com. He’s been selling cups of lemonade to friends, family members, strangers, even delivery people. Was Logan surprised to sell over $4,000. worth of lemonade?  Here’s his reaction:”I really didn’t expect so many people to come.”  Even the Glouchester Firemen, local police and members of the Rolling Badges Motorcycle Club were happy to help out. You can tell that Logan is thrilled with the proceeds from his lemonade stand.

It would mean a lot because without these hearing aids I wouldn’t be able to hear anything,” he tells Fox 29. Next month, Logan will be able to get his new hearing aids. Special thank you to everyone who helped make this possible.

It’s important to be creative and look for solutions when difficult situations arise. My dad did when he was told by a doctor that I would never walk. He wouldn’t accept that as fact, so he came up with a plan. We took an exciting journey together. I wrote about it in my kid’s book, Tails of Sweetbrier.  We set goals and accomplished a great deal.I’m honored to share this story with children because it carries an important message. It’s the first of my kid’s books to receive an award. Tails of Sweetbrier is the winner of the Feathered Quill Book Awards silver medal.  I hope you choose it as one of your favorite kid’s books. If you prefer fictional kid’s books, try the delightful tale, Charlie the Horse. Charlie learned how important it is to set goals, just like Logan did.

Copyright 2014 Deanie Humphrys-Dunne

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  1. Sherry Ellis says:

    When there’s a will, there’s a way!


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