When I first started Little Chewz, I was giving cooking classes in my community. I believe that food brings families together. The original characters, a spoon and fork, represented family strength, as families gather together at meal time. I love to see families (and classrooms) come together, whether it is to read, cook, do crafts or get outdoors.
I love chocolate! I love to mix all sorts of things into my chocolate. In our house, we call it "the mix up"! But my ultimate favorites are chocolate covered gummy bears and chocolate cake with icing. In fact I love chocolate so much that I released the cookbook: Love Yourself Silly with Chocolate. You can grab your copy here or grab a free sample here.
You may have noticed that our first book looks a little different from our new one. Although I absolutely love painting, in fact my grandmother was a very talented artist, my nephew illustrated the first copy. For our new book, I am working with a wonderful up and coming artist and friend.
No! Our children's books are for our younger audience, but our older fans love trying out our activities and recipes too. They have even taken on a leadership role to read our books to the little ones and create the recipes together. I also published a book for parents and teachers titled "Chatter Box: Tools To Quiet Your Mind", you can find that here and our soon to be published book titled "The Art of Grandma" which will take a multigenerational approach to learning about food and heritage. Stay tuned, more adventures for the Little Chewz cutlery family awaits!
I love it! I am a full time French immersion teacher as well. I love spending my days writing songs, stories, creating videos, building activities and teaching students how to read and write. I always carry my phone or a note pad with me because I never know when inspiration will strike! One of my favorite things to do is coach. I love to show students, teachers and families fun ways to create meaningful experiences.
Our books are currently being sold on Amazon. Our new book is available online at Barnes & Noble, Walmart, Google Reads and Amazon. However, if you order directly through our website, I will ship you a signed copy.
The archetypes are based on my book: "Chatter Box TOOLS to quiet your mind". It's about theme based hands-on learning, meeting students where they are and integrating their learning in all other subjects. The archetypes have been very popular. I will also be publishing a Chatter Box book just for kids in the future.
I would choose animals, children and seniors. It is very hard to choose just one because these are very special to me and they are all related to each other. We are all connected. We can learn so much. The stories shared over generations can be passed down to our children. The beautiful habitats and the animals that reside there are our responsibility to protect. For a sustainable future we need to keep telling our stories and be a part of the change. This will ensure that we don't lose our habitats forever.
Oh! I am excited about this one! I am taking my Master's degree with the University of Calgary and I have paired up with the Tamarack Institute to create "The Calgary Food Storytelling Initiative" that will focus on reconnecting communities through intergenerational food and storytelling. This inspired my first cookbook: The Art of Grandma and is currently in the works. You can get more information here.