Carol Brooke

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Industry Publishing
Occupation Children's Book Author & Illustrator
Location Foothill Ranch, California, United States
Introduction Welcome! Thanks for visiting. Here's my blog, which I've designed as a portfolio. I'm a writer and illustrator. I've also written, illustrated and designed hundreds of teacher lesson plans, crafts and printables posted online. Feel free to browse my website at I have also worked as a K-2nd grade teacher and sole school counselor for 800 students.
Interests Spending time with my family, art, hiking, nature, curriculum development and writing. I love writing and illustrating children's books.
Favorite Movies I don't watch a lot of adult TV, because I have too much to do. I like watching and creating children's programming, because most adult shows are too graphic and not appropriate. I have a very difficult time actually sitting through a movie, and I tend to get bored. I do enjoy watching shows about travel, art, home decorating, nature and documentaries. Shows that I can learn something from hold my interest. I spend most of my time doing stuff and going places (not sitting watching TV), creating art and writing. I seriously don't understand how so many people find so much time to watch TV, and how they can watch such junk in front of their kids. It really is a problem in our culture. Television is destroying peoples minds because of the horrible images they are seeing on TV.
Favorite Music I like Christian music, Enya, Celtic, harp, guitar, flute, and nature music. I like some music from all eras. I like Sting, some modern stuff, 80's and 90's music. Of course, I enjoy my husband's guitar music, too.
Favorite Books I used to be a scholarly book reviewer and I went to college for ten years, so I've read a lot of books. I like scholarly text books about social science, science and the arts. I also like reading children's books. I enjoy reading books about personal growth and spiritual growth. I also enjoy how-to and arts and crafts books. I enjoy books about marriage, parenting and the different ways people learn and communicate. I like reading books about art, artists and innovative, interesting people.

When your science teacher smashed a frozen rose with a hammer, did you warm the petals to bring them back to life?

Of course, I made something out of it. I created a mosaic, stained glass of a rose from the petals and hung it in my window. That way the warming light would shine on the rose petals everyday, bringing it back to life.