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Hello, Friend! I'm Wilson. Join me on my journey through the times and memories of childhood as we're reminded of the joys and trials of growing up.

Reviews of If Gumdrops Fell Like Raindrops...
"I can't keep your book on the school library bookshelf"
St. Mary's Regional Catholic School
"It is, indeed, a pleasure to know that talented individuals, such as yourself are willing to share in the education of our children."
Board of Education New York City
"I want to thank you for making me laugh because I had a bad morning. I learned that a poem can make a simple day great."
  -Adajah, age 11
"I do wish gumdrops did fall like raindrops. It gave me an interest that I felt like reading the book over and over again until I memorized every poem."
  -Soichi, age 8
"Leah has gotten to love your book and likes to hear the poems insted of bedtime stories."
  -George, parent
"Marakas truly speaks to a child"
  The Bloombury Review
Reviews of The Tomorrows Children Face When A Parent Dies
"Thank you for doing this important work for all grieving children. We are so proud to have participated in the making of The tomorrows Children Face When A Parent Dies."
  -Ridgfield High School Grief Loss Group
Ridgefield, CT
"In a direct yet gentle manner, this video is courageous enough to deal with one of life's hardest burdens for a child - the death of a parent. Highly recommended."
  -Video Librarian
"We are pleased to be broadcasting your program The Tomorrows Children Face When A Parent Dies. We congratulate you on this production and hope that many parents, educators and counselors will see it and know that it is available as a useful tool for dealing with children who have faced the loss of a parent. "
  -Director of Programming,
Connecticut Public Television
"An insightful, thought provoking and informative look at the bereavement of children and teens following the death of a parent. "
  -Donna Schurman, Ed.D.,
FT Executive Director - The Dougy Center for Grieving Children

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