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Kindergarten #tbt Show and Tell –part 12

August 17, 2017

Today’s #tbt Show and Tell is from Joseph Cowman, 

the kindergartner who grew up to illustrate


(Sleeping Bear Press– on shelves now–YAYYY!)  

This little guy didn’t think he would be an illustrator some day.

Joseph says he loved building things as a kid, “all kinds of different contraptions out of old stuff I found,” and he was sure he’d become a scientist or an inventor.

I am beyond thankful his joy of creating lead to ART. 

I hope all of you will have a chance to discover

the magical world he invented for

K is for Kindergarten. 

Here’s Joseph’s kindergarten memory :

I won’t lie, Kindergarten terrified me when I first started. But I had a teacher’s assistant in my class that made all the difference in the world.

She spent personal time with me every week while I learned my alphabet.

Her kindness and patience made me feel comfortable, confident and proud to be me.

Thank you to all of the school teachers and staff out there who work so hard to make a difference.

I agree 100% with Joseph.

Thank you so much dear teachers and staff, and happy BACK-TO-SCHOOL. You make a difference EVERY day. One of the perks of writing for kids is getting to meet you and your students. Thank you for making their world safe, inclusive, and full of wonder.

To learn more about Joseph Cowman, visit JosephCowman.com

Follow josephcowman on Instagram, and @JosephCowman on Twitter.


If you can, please come join me at one of these K IS FOR KINDERGARTEN events:

August 19th Barnes & Noble Birdcage/Citrus Heights  CA 11-1

August 19th  Avid Reader Davis CA 3-5pm

August 26th Barnes & Noble Folsom CA 11am Story time

September 9th Barnes & Noble Roseville CA

Sept 16th 2pm & Sept. 17th 11:30am ScholareShare Children’s Book Festival. FairyTale Town, Sacramento CA.


And be sure to check back next time for

#kidlit author Josh Funk’s

Kindergarten Show & Tell. 

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