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The Never Stories

The Never Stories Children’s Picture Book

The Never Stories children’s picture book series available on Amazon is based upon the most important lessons every parent, grandparent and caregiver should try to teach their children in order to guide the child through life, and successfully interact with society. The books were designed as playful and colorful ways to introduce children to our world in a manner which is nonthreatening, yet, thought provoking with a focus on diversity and inclusion. Each book features characters which will strike a chord of recognition from a cross-section of society.

Illustrations feature wonderful characters done in the highly-identifiable style of Artist, Richard Rodriguez. Richard has a vivid past as a muralist and portrait artist, so he is simply having a ball illustrating these books. His zeal is clearly reflected in his artwork.

Additionally, in every book are game pages [specific titles of game pages change with the theme of its respective book], as well as teaching suggestions to punch home important points.

Social issues are addressed in each book; i.e., Bullying, Racism, Behavioral Disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Gender Identification, and Childhood Obesity, just to start. A critical aspect of this series is teaching of empathy and compassion, as it is for the greater good of society. Our planet must be guided by future generations who learned how to accept the evolution of the universe

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“Never Give a Bunny a Haircut” (Book 1)

“Never Give a Bunny a Haircut” is book one of The Never Stories available on Amazon, featuring the adventures of reoccurring characters and BFFs, Carl and Jessica.

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Book One – addresses those inevitable instances when parents impose tasks that -for whatever reason – children just do not want to do. The book shows that how going along with the right attitude makes the task more pleasant. This book introduces readers to reoccurring characters, Carl & Jessica, as well as the hair grooming/barber salon experience. In Never Give a Bunny a Haircut, the groomers make light of their clients’ mutual distaste for getting their hair groomed, and manage to distract them with bits of salon cotton in an unexpected way. The children learn the fun of brainstorming while using vivid imaginations in a friendly competition. Along the way, Carl & Jessica learn about the important difference between tools and toys.

Never Give a Bunny a Haircut is a children’s picture book written by Rivka Simons & Maurice DeFalco Stuckey, and illustrated by artist phenomenon, Richard Rodriguez This children’s picture book series is based upon the most important lessons every parent, grandparent and caregiver should try to teach their children in order to guide the child through life, and successfully interact with society. The books were designed as playful and colorful ways to introduce children to our world in a manner which is nonthreatening, yet, thought provoking with a focus on diversity and inclusion. Each book features characters which will strike a chord of recognition from a cross-section of society.

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“Never Take Mister Teddy to School (Book 2)

A Downloadable Children’s Book Mega Book on Amazon

Never Take Mister Teddy to School is book 2 of The Never Stories available on Amazon, written by Rivka Simons and Maurice DeFalco Stuckey, illustrated by Richard Rodriguez, is a delightful tool which parents, caregivers and educators can use to familiarize children with the experience of the first day of school.

Never Take Mister Teddy to School is a Children’s Book available on Amazon depicting reoccurring character, Jessica, who is opposed to walking to school with Carl while he is carrying his teddy bear to school. Jessica, in the eye of what she fears to be a judgmental public, believes her best friend, Carl, to be on a mission to get them picked on for the rest of the year.  Controversy and opinions ensue, and Carl is challenged by his mother, into using his own decision-making skills to choose whether it is better to bring his teddy bear into the school, or send Mister Teddy home.  The walk to school, through the neighborhood, is fun and adventurous.  From her father’s teachings, Jessica learns what it means to be a best friend.  Everyone else encountered along the way either voices an opinion about what Carl should do with his teddy bear, or prompts the children’s vivid imaginations to go wild, but ultimately, the decision on whether or not to take Mister Teddy to school is Carl’s to make.

The Children’s Book, Never Take Mister Teddy to School, teaches children about the experience of the first day of school, and more importantly, teaches them about the importance of arriving at and making a decision.

In keeping with the consistent message of the series, a recognizable and diverse cross section of society is introduced with a passion by illustrator, Richard Rodriguez, and in the cases of Mr. Soul Bunny; Miss Wanda Li the Hairdresser and Juan the Barber, reintroduced.  Readers get an opportunity to get to know Miss Millie, the Crossing Guard, and Evan, Carl & Jessica’s special needs friend.

In the end – Carl fails to disappoint no one, and makes his decision, and it turns out to be the decision directly in front of him.

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