Sunday, February 20, 2011

Beome a Fan of Children's Author Laurie Monopoli


Welcome to day six of Laurie Monopoli’s 6-day NWFCC February Author Showcase tour.

Laurie Monopoli is an educational specialist, children's advocate and founder of The Learning Station, a multi award-winning children’s educational music company. She has devoted 27 years to creating, healthy music for a child’s heart, body and mind. As a member of The Learning Station, the quality of Laurie's work in the fields of early childhood education and children's music are beyond comparison.

Her most recent accomplishment was to bring the much-loved characters of The Learning Station’s internationally acclaimed song, Tony Chestnut to life, in "The Book About Tony Chestnut." The highly anticipated story was created from her intuitive understanding and respect for children. As she lovingly embraced her mission of lending faces, personalities and characters to the children, Tony Chestnut, Eileen, Neil, Pat, Bob, Russell and Skip, she drew upon her own childhood experiences. The story's compassionate message of friendship, kindness and sympathy speaks to children in a language they can understand, and conveys just the right blend of entertaining, gentle humor with a meaningful, true-to-heart message.

Her ultimate goal was to creatively capture the young reader's attention with a complete sensory experience in children's literature. She achieved this by combining a child's natural love of music and movement, with a beautifully, illustrated picture book that actually invites youngsters to actively interact with the storyline, unite in dance with the characters and as a result, stimulate a lasting experience that will foster a life-long love of reading.

Interested in knowing more about Laurie Monopoli and The Book About Tony Chestnut be sure to visit her at:

http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/The-Learning-Station/115732872904

http://twitter.com/#!/LearningStation

http://www.jacketflap.com/bookdetail.asp?bookid=0615311393

Official website for Tony Chestnut:

http://www.tonychestnut.com/
 http://store.learningstationmusic.com/tonychestnutt
The Learning Station site promoting The Book About Tony Chestnut: http://store.learningstationmusic.com/thebookabouttonychestnut.aspx

The Book About Tony Chestnut fan tee shirts:- http://store.learningstationmusic.com/tonychestnut.aspx

Thank you for following Ms. Monopoli's on her NWFCC Author Showcase tour. Leave a comment and your name will automatically be entered to win a Three Angels Gourmet Co mug and a package of Divine Dill Dip Mix - at the end of the month, provided by the National Writing for Children Center.

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