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Book details
  • Genre:JUVENILE FICTION
  • SubGenre:People & Places / Australia & Oceania
  • Language:English
  • Series title:Kaboojies
  • Series Number:2
  • Pages:36
  • Paperback ISBN:9780473593582

A Kaboojie Day Replay

A Bug Finds Joy

by Marita Connelly

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Overview
Kaboojie Madge has a horrible day, but then something wonderful happens! She realizes that every day is a gift. Everything that happens may just be a blessing. Giving, sharing, forgiving, and living with compassion bring great joy! Kaboojie Madge turns her sadness into gladness. Let's find joy!
Description
Having awareness of our blessings with gratitude, being kind even to those who are unkind, befriending those who are lonely, giving to the needy, and finding joy are essential elements to a fulfilling, happy life. Every day we make choices about how we view the events of the day. When we choose to see things in a positive light, we experience so much more joy and satisfaction. Living with a kind and appreciative heart, we are more likely to have greater confidence and stronger, healthier relationships. In today's world of covid-19, natural disasters, and many other difficulties, this book teaches children to find stability through a positive perspective and find hope and joy in the good we can do for each other. Kaboojie Madge has a horrible day, but then something wonderful happens! She realizes that every day is a gift. Everything that happens may just be a blessing. Giving, sharing, forgiving, and living with compassion bring great joy! Kaboojie Madge turns her sadness into gladness. Let's find joy! This beautifully illustrated picture book contains fantastic New Zealand wildlife such as the whio, pukeko, kaka, fantail, morepork, pepeketua, katipo spider, long-tailed bat, glowworm, and Powelliphanta snail. Illustrated flora include puriri, cabbage, nikau, banyan, and Norfolk pine trees. Iconic New Zealand landscapes fill the pages. It's a wondrous keepsake for families who have vacationed in New Zealand or just love Aotearoa!
About the author
Born in a foreign land to American military parents, Marita Connelly grew up on the NE coast of the US. After surviving her greatest life challenges, she became a minimalist and now flourishes in beautiful New Zealand. Artist's Magazine award winner, Marita spent years painting commissioned works in oils and colored pencils. She studied children's literature and creative writing and then took a 22-year hiatus working as an educational illustrator and animator for a large global company. Returning now to her earlier passion, she incorporates her love of art, nature, and zest for life with colorful words and illustrations that entertain and inspire young readers to take brave journeys of their own. Marita has a fervent desire to live a fulfilling existence and to touch every like-minded arthropod humanoid's, tubular heart. Visit her and the Kaboojies at www.maritaconnelly.com
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