by Claribel Shideler Kate is an outgoing little girl, one whose energy and curiosity are contagious. Why? she wants to know; What for? is another of this vivacious childs favorite expressions. When author Claribel Shideler would visit Kates family, she loved to watch her granddaugher interact with the world around her. And the more she thought about Kates friendly nature, the more she was convinced that her granddaughter could encourage other children to be less shy, make friends, and lead more active lives. Based on an idea that has been on the authors mind for ten years, My Name is Kate...Whats Yours? was written to encourage children to be interactive, to form lasting friendships, and to find their happiness in each other. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Claribel Shideler, an eighty-one-year-old grandmother, has always cared about the welfare of children; her own as well as the disadvantaged. She was very involved with the school each of her children attended and received an Honorary Life Membership to the Parent Teachers Association. For forty-five years, she has been an active member of Lincoln Child Center, a non-profit agency that cares for seriously disturbed children. She also works for Youth Homes, an agency for teenagers. Married to Elmer Shide for sixty-one years, Claribel Shideler is the mother of three daughters and grandmother to six. A third generation Californian, she grew up in Modesto and has lived in Lafayette for forty-nine years. Claribel enjoys family, gardening, and travel. (2004, paperback, 32 pages) Availability: Usually ships in 2-3 business days.