BOOKS ABOUT GRIT FOR KIDS & WILD OCEAN WORLD
RAY'S FLYING SHOW
Children can follow or surpass the courage and character strength from nature-set examples. From the children's books to articles on this website learn why fishy fish take to the air, how to avoid getting stung in defensive backlash, how baby stingrays come into the world, about the tough stuff with which rays are made and how long stingray mothers care for their young. Become a ray and shark guru. Teach your kids a thing or two. Add dimension to life on land.
The Amazing Flight of Little Ray: It isn't every day that a young, sea-bound stingray decides to fly like a bird. Knowing her son to be brave and young, Mama Ray lets him learn by trying. He beats all odds with his lofty goal. “Little ray of sunshine” proves overused and underwhelming. Little Ray looks beyond humdrum bounds in wild ocean world online content and seafaring books about grit for kids. His head is not in the clouds.
RAYS AND SHARKS
The children's books and website articles give testimony to the pitfalls of stereotyping sharks as mindless eating machines. These apex predators can punch holes in boats, turn on their young and snatch prey from beaches or in flight. They also protect friends and travel long distances to party with them. Rugged species with razor-sharp teeth and toothy scale spikes can go where noxious parasites dare not venture. Their unique abilities serve science and everyday learning.
Little Ray & Shark Patch Things Up: Before this tale ends, the boat has a hole in the hull, the engine is dead and a circling shark hasn't eaten. A whole lot of grit is needed for kids, adults and animals to fix this mess. Despite natural conflicts between stingrays and sharks, this second seafaring adventure ends with unusual friendships on land and in the sea. Cooperative predators and prey show the way to significant partnerships.
The Armadillo book and facts throughout this website confirm these critters are not boring landlubbers. Their matchless shape, form and capabilities put the baddest of pirates at envy in water. Wild interactions and interesting lessons disrupt the status quo when, where and in ways least expected. The wiliest of foxes may want to try their luck elsewhere. Teamwork and socially-consciousness sensitivity rise to save habitats and preserve the balance of nature.
The Foxy Armadillos: Few people have occasions to meet members of this endangered species. They are nocturnal. Armadillos are not from another galaxy. Engaging print and online content brings friends up to speed with this unusual animal. Fast moves and group efforts save a farm family's home. Riveting action and alien-looking creatures turn child play into an opportunity for everyone to exercise true heroism.
- ARMADILLO LANDLUBBERS January 2021
- STINGRAY VENOM December 2020
- PANCAKE SHARK November 2020
- FISH NEVER SLEEP October 2020
- SHARK BAIT September 2020
- SHARK ATTACK August 2020
- FISHY FISH July 2020
- NO FISHING June 2020
- MAMA RAY May 2019
- OCEAN SOUNDS April 2019
- WILD ANIMAL SURPRISES March 2020
- FLYING STINGRAYS February 2020
LITTLE RAY'S TRUE GRIT
GRIT VIDEO FOR KIDS:
Moving On? Kids expecting instant success in life may find the jackpot empty. Success is a long, hard slog for progress. It takes grit to face problems surfacing along the way. Action leads to achievement.
Narrow View? While others flee, Little Ray guides young readers to achieve success through teamwork. He sticks with his plans and goals. Grit paves the way to good endings and halts bullying problems.
Playing the Part? The transcript tells how to beat problems:
Life is visions, and illusions; make decisions, fight delusions. The Illustrations and theme are from his books; the words are not. (21 seconds)
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