Author Margaret Thiele Shares Exciting Ways in Learning the ABC’s in New Book

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“I Wanted A Cat And More Like That” is a humorous and playful volume that encourages children to love reading and have fun while learning.

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A quick read offering fun and excitement that showcases gems of characterization, mood and dialogue

From the creative and highly imaginative mind of retired educator, Margaret Thiele, comes a delightful and humorous book of ABCs and animals in I Wanted A Cat And More Like That. Illustrated by Kelly Estrella, this colorful volume aims to teach children the alphabets in a fun and exciting way.

At the beginning of the book, a playful rhyme introduces an uncommon animal which leads mama to explain why the child cannot have the desired pet. Mama is very in charge in sharing to her child the animals from A to Z and explaining to her why she cannot have them for a pet. The book also showcases fascinating illustrations that will catch children’s attention. It is also sufficiently repetitive that children can easily learn to sight-read some rhymes in the book and prepare them for phonics and how to use patterns in words to decode them.

The author hopes that this book will help children and adults realize the importance of having fun while learning. I Wanted A Cat is a quick read offering fun and excitement that showcases gems of characterization, mood and dialogue. This book represents a unique literary form that blends stories with art that makes children and children at hearts chuckle with excitement and pure delight.

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About the Author
Margaret Thiele has already retired after a long career in education. She taught children in every grade, from first through high school. She now has emerged from retirement to become active as a writer and educational consultant. Thiele left Goucher College after two years to become a Navy wife and follow the fleet. She attended Brown University and graduated from San Diego State University with a degree in Political Science and History. She has a Master of Science in Elementary Education with an emphasis in reading, and continued her postgraduate studies at Old Dominion University, Va., to earn certification in school administration, curriculum, and supervision.

I Wanted A Cat And More Like That * by Margaret Thiele
Publication Date: 4/1/2014
Picture Book; $31.99; 54 pages; 978-1-4836-7713-2
Picture Book Hardcover; $41.99; 54 pages; 978-1-4836-7711-8
Ebook; $4.99; 978-1-4836-7712-5

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