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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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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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