I am a retired science teacher. I acquired my education and professional training through Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. I began my teaching career in the fall of 1960. I taught general science, earth science and biology to middle and high school pupils. I also worked for twenty-three summers as a seasonal ranger interpreter at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Park. My experiences with children in the classroom and in the natural environment fueled my desire to write for children.
Carletta wrote a letter to Santa Claus. So did her classmates. Unfortunately, after the fire-drill, Carletta's letter was missing. It could not be found. Carletta, the tallest third grader in the class, became upset, and stated that there were 'thieves' in the class. From that moment on, her letter traveled surreptitiously and intentionally, from one 'thief' to another 'thief'. Mrs. Carter, Carletta's teacher, does her best,
but she is helpless and without a clue as to how to recover the letter.
Ever see a frog in a pulpit? A frog with a message? Who can deliver a message about nature better than a frog - A frog that talks to plants and people (indirectly) that’s “The Frog in the Pulpit”.