My name is Todd Schleuning. My wife, Cheryl, and I are from Louisville, KY and are co-authors of two children’s books entitled The Misphits: Story of Snake and Carma’s Tail: Diary of a Homeless Albino Pit Bull.
We would love to do a reading for the students of your school and wanted to take just a moment to introduce ourselves and share some information about our readings. Our simple goal is to entertain and educate your students.
We offer our books at a discounted rate to the students and would be happy to send you a copy of each book to review.
A Little About Us
The Misphits: Story of Snake
Appropriate Grades (Preschool to 5th graders) / 45 minutes per reading
Lessons: Diversity, Empathy, Disability, Accessibility, Team Work, Overcoming Adversity and Inclusion
We start with the story and then midway through the book, there is an interactive portion where the students are encouraged to participate as they have to help the Misphits fix all of the accessibility issues at Animal Elementary. We then read the ending of the story and take a few minutes at the end to answer questions, talk a little bit about the creative processes behind the book and challenge the students to come up with other Misphit animals of their own.
Carma’s Tail: Diary of a Homeless Albino Pit Bull
Appropriate Grades (Preschool to 5th graders) / 30 minutes per reading
Similar to the Misphits, Carma’s Tail is a mix of story and interactive sections that are designed to educate, entertain and get the kids involved.
A Couple of Reviews
“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 the students with a positive message about tapping into their own creativity and appreciating all of our differences!”
-Dianna Crawford, Library Media Specialist, Lebanon Junction Elementary
-Mary Jacob, Families Helping Families of Jefferson
A Few Accolades
Our charge for a reading is $350 plus travel expenses for anything more than an hour away from Louisville. That includes a maximum of eight hours (including travel time) and up to five readings.
If you have any questions, please fill out the form below or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your time and consideration.