Eco Artist, Grant Manier, was in town for a series of Turtle Wing Foundation events this last week. As part of his “tour”, Julie Coy (Grant’s mom) visited Schulenburg Elementary 2nd graders to share a few of their new audio books that are part of the Grant the Jigsaw Giraffe and Friends series. She is the author of these books and Grant is the illustrator. Many of the characters are actual friends of Grant’s and are represented as zoo animals. The series presently includes four books: “Different is More” which discusses inclusion and focussing on what you can do not what you can’t; “Tori Struggles to Read” which discusses dyslexia; “The Brave Little Llama” which discusses childhood cancer; and “Zoo Closed Until Further Notice” which discusses the COVID pandemic. Schulenburg Elementary principal, Kristi McBride, was kind enough the let Ms. Coy share the audio books, which have not yet been released, to see how the kids responded. Good news is, they liked it! All four books are available for sale at Jack & Mary’s in Schulenburg, and also at the Turtle Wing Office. Turtle Wing has already donated “Different is More” to all of the regional public libraries and elementary schools. They will soon begin delivering the “Tori Struggles to Read” books to all of the regional libraries and schools. For more information on Grant’s art, books and related products visit www.jigsawgrant.com or follow him on Facebook. Turtle Wing supports individuals and families primarily from Colorado, Fayette, and Lavaca counties with academic, social-emotional, behavioral and/or developmental needs. To learn more about Turtle Wing Foundation visit www.turtlewingfoundation.org, follow them on Facebook or contact Managing Director, Susie Shank, at 979-505-5090.
2nd graders viewing an audio book at the SISD cafetorium
(L-R) Julie Coy/author presenting Kristi McBride/SISD Elementary principal with the "Zoo Closed Until Further Notice" book (Kristi is holding "Different is More" which was donated by Turtle Wing a few years back)