By: Mary E Shaw and Alice Domineske
About the Book
What’s the best way to beat the heat in the summertime? Why, swimming, of course! Join doggy friends Lola, Buddy, and Scooter as they splish and splash in the pool, making waves and great memories, in Summer Daze, a super-fun adventure for all ages!
About the Author
The author and illustrator are both grandmothers and are retired from a New Jersey high school. Mary E Shaw was an English teacher and Alice Domineske was a librarian. As part of a creative writing assignment, Ms. Shaw asked her students to write and illustrate a children’s story. To prepare the students, Ms. Domineske visited the class and talked about the history of children’s literature and showed the students examples of award-winning children’s books. The class talked about the importance of reading aloud to children at an early age and how this helps in their readiness to read and write.
After retirement, the two grandmothers decided to collaborate on writing and illustrating children’s books. Ms. Shaw received her degree in English and Education. Ms. Domineske received a degree in Library Science from Drexel University and studied art at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia.