The Misphits is a children’s book series and educational tool that will teach our youngest children the importance of diversity and inclusion while promoting the advancement of women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and those with special needs.
The Misphits are a group of young animal friends who are oddities of their species. They were formed and are led by Sheep who recognizes their shared imperfections and encourages them to combine their unique talents to help other students at Animal Elementary. Their group includes:
•our leader sheep
•a turtle without a shell
• a snake that can't slither
•an elephant with a very poor memory
•a clumsy cat
•a cuddly porcupine
•a timid lion
•an eagle with poor vision
•a pig that can't stand to be dirty
Big thanks to all of the members of Peace in the Jones for letting us use their music in the videos for our children's books. Excellent music...generous musicians. Love from the Misphits.Click to Purchase the Song or Album on ITunes
The Story of Snake is an interactive tale about young animals, disability and overcoming adversity ideal for children K-3.
Unable to slither since birth, Snake quickly realizes that his new school is old and inaccessible. With no crosswalks or ramps, just getting into the front door on his electric scooter proves to be a challenge. Will the Misphits be able to help Snake fix animal elementary?
“This is a story about challenges, differences and triumph over adversity. I love that it shows the young reader that being different is okay. That disability is a natural part of life and with a few changes or accommodations, everyone can live, learn, and play together”
–Diane Bubel, Co-founder of the National Inclusion Project
"This is a story about challenges, differences and triumph over adversity. I love that it shows the young reader that being different is okay. That disability is a natural part of life and with a few changes or accommodations, everyone can live, learn and play together"
-Diane Bubel, Do-founder of the National Inclusion Project
"If anyone is looking for a perfect teacher gift for an elementary teacher, this would be a wonderful addition to their classroom library. The story is very engaging, the are work is colorful and there are many interactive pages to support learning"
-Mary Jacob, Families Helping Families of Jefferson
"Great visit from Todd and Cheryl Schleuning, authors of the Misphits. They shared some of their writing process, did an interactive reading of their book, and left students with a positive message about tapping into their own creativity and appreciating all of our differences"
-Dianna Crawford, Library Media Specialist