PRAISE FOR A PENGUIN FAMILY . . . FINDING JOY
“Janet Kassalen’s, A Penguin Family . . . Finding Joy is a fast-moving story that will warm the hearts of readers of any age. Squeaky the penguin can make a noise like his name—’Sque . . . ee . . . eeak!’ but cannot manage to say his first words. Filled with fascinating characters like Suzzie, Squeaky’s kind cousin, and Papa Mike and Mama Janilyn, A Penguin Family . . . Finding Joy follows the antics of adventurous young penguins and the feathered friends around them. This charming narrative also goes the distance to show patient parents helping their child deal with a disability. Young readers will enjoy making Mama Janilyn’s famous south polar fishy soup, as the recipe is included in this engaging book!”
~MARK O’HARA, PhD, EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP
“Wow, A Penguin Family . . . Finding Joy, sends a powerful and universal message! Individuals, no matter what their challenges or disabilities can reach their potential. It takes supportive families, friends, and community coming together to help children soar. This book has such an important message to children of persistence and patience to overcome obstacles. You will love Squeaky, the main character and cheer along with him when he saves the day. Every child will see themselves in Squeaky’s journey.”
~KAY FITTES, CEO, HIGH-HEELED SUCCESS, LLC
“It is apparent Janet has a real talent for presenting the ongoing difficulties of many disturbing social problems and difficulties in such a way as to explain the characteristics and then provide for the understanding of them in a very clever and pleasant way so children of all ages can have a better response to them.
I can only hope that she will have many more successful ventures of this kind!”
“Janet’s book is a powerful reminder we all experience obstacles in life, but when we have support, and a positive attitude, it’s easier to do the work and make the best of any situation. It is a great story for children and adults alike.”
“Janet’s book reminds us there is something special in everyone. Sometimes it takes overcoming an obstacle to find it.”
~Rev. Heather S. Schimmel
“As the parent of a speech-impaired child, Janet’s book resonated with me. It’s important to accept children as they are and support them with love and respect.”
PRAISE FOR FLIP FLAP TRY . . . A CARDINAL’S JOURNEY
“This story stresses the importance of not giving up and persisting until you find something that incites passion within you.”
“I love this story. “Flip Flap Try . . . A Cardinal’s Journey” tells the story of Rainer, a little cardinal trying to find his place in the world. The importance of persistence and reaching out to others for help are expertly woven throughout the narrative.
This is a must read for younger children to help them instill important life-long positive mindsets.
Well done, Janet!”
~Michael Davis, Author, THE Book on Storytelling
“Flip Flap Try is a book that should be a gift for every child. Imagine what our world would be like if every person were empowered to find the career that used their strengths every day! If the shame of moving to find the right “fit” were removed, as adults we would find our self-esteem, productivity and sense of purpose soar. Not only is “Flip Flap Try” going to be on my gift giving list for children, it will be a book purchased for my clients who are struggling to find their dream job.”
~Kay Fittes, CEO, High-Heeled Success, LLC