Book: Adventure in Alphabet Land
Q1. Please introduce yourself so that the readers will get to know you better.
My name is Ann Martino and I am an educator with more than 20 years of International and Canadian teaching experience combined. I am an Ontario Certified Teacher , employed by one of Ontario’s largest school board . Currently I teach Kindergarten students. I love reading and travelling especially road trips.I enjoy spending time with family.
Q2. What is your inspiration behind your book “Adventure in Alphabet Land”?
As an educator I wanted to enhance the learning experiences for my students by having them imagine being on the adventure with Kate and Jake as they explore Alphabet Land while learning the names and the sounds of each letter. Quoting one of my students , “I wish I was in Alphabet Land, I want to go there.”
Q3. When did you realize you want to be an author of Children’s Book?
I realized I wanted to be an author of Children’s book about 5 to 6 years ago after years of observing certain learning behaviours of my students.
Q4. Are you planning to release your next book soon?
I am in process of writing a follow up series to Adventure in Alphabet Land.
Q5. For which age group your book is suitable?
Ideally for 7 years and under but can be used for ESL students and for remedial reading.
Q6. What is your favourite Quote?
Attitude is a choice
Q7. What do you like the most about Canada?
The neighbourhood layout with nearby amenities so one doesn’t have to go far. Also the walking and bicycle trails.
Q8. What suggestion you want to give to parents of little readers regarding a reading habit?
Reading daily and asking questions to ensure understanding. Do picture walks and talks in books for younger kids.
Q9. What does literary success look like to you?
Literacy success for me is when children are able to demonstrate the skills they have developed and being able to read, write and express themselves to convey understanding.
Q10. Lastly, who is your inspiration in life and why?
My inspiration in life is my mother because she has always been a kind and caring person with the capacity to love her children and making each one think they are her favourite child.
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