Baxter’s Corner, Publisher
"Ally Alone" Hardcover is Mom's Choice Awards® Gold Recipient
Building Character is Child's Play
"No Dad to coach soccer, to play games or read books. No Dad to ride bikes or take fish off of hooks."
Tomorrow is Donuts with Dads Day at school. Ally the Alligator is not looking forward to this special event because she does not have a dad to invite. What will she tell everyone when she shows up alone? Everything turns around when Ally chooses to focus on what she has instead of what she is missing.
Through storytelling, Baxter’s Corner® pursues its mission to inspire young children to develop positive social skills that affect behavior choices. Each book features fun filled pages that Go Beyond the reading with a series of questions and learning activities that focus on an important point for your young listener or reader, including:
- “What do you think” questions
- Fun facts about the featured animals
- Social skill activities
- “Stop and think” situations that show the effects of choices we make
Children’s Books – 3 mo - 8 Years
"As an educator for 40 years, I appreciate the Go Beyond feature at the end of each story. With the activities in this section, parents, grandparents and educators can turn story time into opportunities for lessons about the impact of the choices we make.”
Suzanne Cooke, RSCJ
Independent School Administrator Miami, Florida
“I really like the time-out concept in Ally Alone. It is conveyed on a level children will be able to think through, relate to and ask questions about. Ally goes through a whole emotional processing of the situation in the story. Her body has a response to the stress, she must decide to lie or face her situation, and there is a struggle we experience through her.”
Misty Hodge, Louisville, Kentucky