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The Gift of an Active Imagination!

Dr. Qooz Author Interview

Dr. Qooz Author Interview

Where Are We encourages children to use their imagination as a doorway to endless possibilities. What role does imagination play in the education system?

Unfortunately at about age 3 imagination is stifled accidentally by parents and teachers and replaced with discipline and suggestions of; “don’t do that, you can’t do that” because “it” is not part of the classroom curriculum, or home discipline parameters, therefore imagination and creativity are suppressed, unknowingly by the adults in the room. Books, teacher’s and forward thinking adults can revitalize the child’s imagination by complimenting the child’s ability to think outside the box, letting them know they have the “gift” of imagination.

Do you find that the current generation of children have an active imagination?

YES! After traveling the world to over 50 countries, 50 US states and many foreign provinces and states, I can assure that every child is born with the gift of an active imagination! Rich or poor nations all produce children, that when encouraged, bring forth a wealth of inventions, formulas, ideas and processes that continue to reshape and bless our present world, worldwide. This observance encompasses several generations up to 14 lustrums.

There is a helpful vocabulary list at the end of the book. Was this intentional or did you find you had a lot of big words when writing the book?

The glossary at the end of this book was added after my straight “A”, voracious reading granddaughter in 6th grade called to ask what a word meant in my new book. After a brief conversation she pointed out several other words that she knew, but her classmates did not. A glossary called, “Words to Use by Dr. Qooz” will be a trademark in every Dr. Qooz’ books. If the child understands the definition, they will incorporate the “new word” into their vernacular regardless of their age. Children are not ever too young to learn new words.

This is book three in the Fargone series. What can readers expect in book four?

Fargone is a journey that almost every child will trod to adulthood. The fourth Fargone Series Book, Chasing Scaredy Away, highlights, Child Fear. This very real state of mind or condition is addressed by discount, jest, shock or truth in hopes of the child achieving a state in which they will deal with the fear on their own. Dr. Qooz addresses child fear in a positive, truthful way without reinforcing fantasy creatures such as ghosts and monsters. The inherent fears of darkness, thunderstorms, creatures under the bed or in the closet are all fears that strike most children. These issues are revealed in a way that the child can more quickly deal with the fear crisis and get on to a less fearful event. Solutions are referenced in the story and on the back cover.

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Where Are We?: A field Trip to Paradise! (Fargone Book 3) by [Dr. Qooz]

Where Are We picture book is one of the top best sellers to debut this year. This exciting imaginative, class field trip is full of mystery and adventure.

The theme of the book continues the saga of a young class that receives a new student from a distant land that no one has ever heard of. After accepting Gerri Giraffe from Fargone as a friend, the class is puzzled of how Gerri got to the NoWay jungle when there are no roads, trains, planes or boat facilities in the jungle. This is the opening of the book.

This motivational book for children is the third book in the Journey to Fargone™ Series. #1 Best-selling author, Dr. Qooz, champions our National Treasure, our Children’s Imagination.

This historical mystery incorporates time travel, encouragement, guidance and entertainment for the children and the parents. This children’s book of positive thinking for alert growing minds keeps you spellbound to the last word!

The author encourages young readers to open their minds to amazing possibilities which an avid imagination can generate.
In addition to the animated characters, vivid colors, humor, surprise and fun, there is a lesson to learn of how important active imagination plays in all the years to come for the child.

Dr. Qooz demonstrates everyone’s imagination can lead to resourcefulness and believability.

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A Learning Experience

Dr. Qooz Author Interview

Dr. Qooz Author Interview

From Tree to Twelve is a counting book that follows a boy and his animal friend as they count from one to twelve on a fun road trip adventure. What decisions went into the scenes for each number?

Each scene was constructed to be a learning experience partially from the knowledge the child has at reading with the intent to get the child to associate the image with the number.

My favorite scene is the bed time scene of the bedroom because of the cute toys. Do you have a favorite scene from the book?

My favorite scene is making mud pies with fingers, toes and the hose as this was a fun time of my youth.

This is book one in your Nick and Millie series. What plans do you have for this series in the future?

The next Dr. Qooz book will be a companion book to this Counting book. The book will be an ABC’s book with underlying references to preservation of the world’s ecology, with Nick and Millie and will be complete this Fall.

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Dr. Qooz introduces Nick and Millie the monkey, that shares a new approach to counting for the new schoolers. A Trip to Twelve is an inter-reactive counting book with symbols that are immediately understood and remembered. From noses to toes-es are combined with items commonly identified by the new schoolers.

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Accentuating the Positive

Dr. Qooz Author Interview

Dr. Qooz Author Interview

Chasing Scaredy Away empowers children to conquer their fear by showing how Zora the zebra overcomes her own. How do children develop a fear of the dark and how can parents help overcome it?

Children develop fear of the dark from what they hear from electronic media, friends, and parents. Accentuating the positive, pointing out early that there are no ghosts, monsters and boogie man and explain light chases the imagined creatures away.

Your books always have bright and clean art. How do you choose which animals to incorporate into your story?

The animals in Dr. Qooz’ stories all have personalities of their own. These personalities are matched to the story for best inevitability.

What can readers expect in the next installment in your Fargone series?

The next Fargone story will be about individualism of the child and how important it is to be you and not what your friends declare they want you to be. Fat Harriet the Hippo is accosted by a new classmate, Weezy the Weasel, that wants to do a makeover.

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Chasing Scaredy Away is a picture book with a positive solution to help your child’s night fears. Zora has a history of being a fraidy-zebra. A simple shopping trip creates an imaginary monster that comes home to frighten Zora that night. Mother Zebra shows Zora a solution for dissolving her night fears, chasing scaredy away, and leaving Zora empowered and unafraid. Reading a children’s book with facts the child can use and depend upon for the rest of the child’s life will help your child overcome their fears and move on.

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Where Are We?

Where are We by Dr. Quooz is a fun and informative children’s adventure book. This book follows many animals and a magical bus on an imaginative journey to Paradise, learning all sorts of interesting things along the way.

Where are We is yet another adorable and charming addition to the Dr. Qooz series of books In A Field Trip to Paradise the author teaches children about different dinosaurs as they go back in time. There is a list of fun facts at the end of the book that explains the various things the animal friends encountered along their journey. This will help to build their vocabulary and understanding of how things work. I haven’t read any other children’s book where we encounter both dinosaurs and a space shuttle. I also found the book to be a great explanation of what imagination is, and it can be an introduction to pretend play, or even using imagination during lesson plans for children to also “travel” to places like the animals did in the book. This is a great novel for parents and teachers to share with their chilren.

Pages: 43 | ASIN: B07MB2LYXS

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From Tree to Twelve

 

 

 

From Tree to Twelve by Dr. Quooz is an adorable counting book for children that follows a little boy and his monkey friend as they count from one to twelve on a road trip adventure. This book immediately captured my child’s attention with its bright colors and cute monkey. This educational children’s book becomes more than a simple counting book by showing kids how these numbers come together in simple math equations. Throughout the book kids are given examples of numbers, how they appear in our lives, and gives them bright objects to count.

The book is written in a way that is easily understandable by younger children and makes it a fun read. Additionally, it is beautifully illustrated and grabs the attention of children. Not only does this book teach valuable math skills, it can also help develop other areas of thinking. For instance, teachers and parents could use this book to teach about various colors, explore words, or even use it as a jumping-off point to teach about time. Overall, I would highly recommend this book for children, parents, and teachers.

Pages: 15 | ASIN: B07PPTR8CN

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Seeing is Believing

Dr. Qooz Author Interview

Dr. Qooz Author Interview

What do you find is a common misconception kids have about problems with their vision?

The MOST common misconception kids have about their vision is they don’t believe they have a vision problem. This is because they have nothing to compare bad vision to.

I thought the scenes with Tode at the optometrist were very cute. Do you have a favorite scene from the book, Sight to See: Seeing is Believing ?

My favorite scene of Tode at the optometrist is when Dr. Kitty asks Tode to come into his office and Tode thinks he is in trouble and explains, “I didn’t pull Krissy’s tail, I just held on and she drug me in here!”

This is book two in your Fargone series, what can readers expect from book three, Where Are We?: A field Trip to Paradise?

Book 3 of the Fargone Series, “Where Are We?: A field Trip to Paradise” defines a common state of boredom, where everyone wants to be on the greener side of life, a place more exciting than where they are. This historical history lesson, takes the entire class on a field trip that is only 10 feet from where they started from but 151 million years…

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Sight to See: Seeing is Believing (Fargone Book 2) by [Dr. Qooz, Irena Urosevic]A children’s book with a message to parents and young readers. Tode the Turtle is one out of every five children that will have a learning disability because of a correctable handicap, that he nor his parents know that he has. Discover the ease of correcting this universal plague in minutes as this beautifully illustrated story comes to life.

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Chasing Scaredy Away

Chasing Scaredy Away: No More Fraidy of the Dark (Fargone Book 4) by [Dr. Qooz, Irena Urosevic, Derrill Fussell]

Chasing Scaredy Away: No More Fraidy in the Dark, by Dr Qooz is a fun book that does a fantastic job presenting the concept of fear management to young children.

The story starts out with the main character, Zora, going to buy some honey from a local honey seller. Readers follow Zora to the honey seller who tells an interesting story about how much bears love honey. Although the seller does not intend to instill fear in Zora with his story, some aspects of the tale frighten her. Zora carries those fears with her, and they grow.

The author does a great job bringing the reader through Zora’s process of fear, understanding, and later coming into a confident and fearless state thanks to greater understanding of why she had been afraid in the first place. Dr. Qooz finishes the story with a clear lesson in conquering fear using the tools at our disposal.

This book is a touching story that children would fall in love with. Parents will have fun reading this to their children while enjoying the lively and colorful images in the book.

Pages: 26 | ASIN: B0863F87YK

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Sight to See: Seeing is Believing

Sight to See: Seeing is Believing, written by Dr Qooz and illustrated by Irena Urosevic, is a wonderful book for children that could very well open their eyes to a clearer, brighter world. The main character in the story suffers from many problems and is not able to identify the cause of all his troubles until receiving the help and advice of a friend who suggests that the main character may require the help of an optometrist. Glasses soon follow and our main character is amazed at what he has been missing.

Sight to See: Seeing is Believing encourages children – and their parents – to consider whether they are fully equipped to take in the world around them. The message this smart book coveys in a brilliantly illustrated fashion is that many children suffer from not resolving vision-related problems and that providing children with a solution can drastically improve their life experiences.

Both the artwork is cut and bright and the message being conveyed is important and suited for kids from around 6 to 9 years old I think. The language and writing style used seem to sit at a slightly higher maturity level than what the other aspects of the book seem to be geared towards. Which leads me to suggest that this book is better suited for parents and children to read together so that parents can offer answers to questions that may arise. With this adjustment this book is not only educational but entertaining as well. I’ve never seen a kids book that tackles the subject of vision and optometry, so this is certainly a unique book.

Pages: 31 | ASIN: B07YR4CJW4

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