Georgia, Julie Rogers discussed on America Tonight with Kate Delaney


Taking you to Georgia where I had a great conversation with this woman off the air Julie Rogers has written a book a children's book called cold and the bull frog adventure I mean first of all bull frogs and I think of frogs and my own childhood in cherry hill New Jersey and the frogs croaking in the backyard so immediately I knew I was going to like her and this book is so clever Julie thanks so much for coming on all I'm glad to be here so let's talk about what made you decide you're gonna write a children's book because so many people have these ideas of writing a book a children's book a novel of whatever but they never do it what inspired you to begin writing a children's book well I retired from teaching and I've always felt that I wanted to write a book but it to me nearly six years to decide to get down and right one but my grandchildren got behind me and wanted me to do it says as pushed forward and decided to go ahead with it no it's interesting you and I talked about one of your grandchildren Colton and he helped you with the book that probably was motivating bowls that like do you think through his eyes and being with him and doing this he was really excited about it and he urged me he was really excited and hate Kurdish being on ward I was excited about stating the frog and morning tonight what frogs do you and when he found out I was going to really do the as he got behind me and making sure that our sound Hey ask so he was really the one that was old enough to know what was going on down there yeah we're excited and and when we started making funny sounds they were really excited yeah we should explain everyone I think that's the that's the interesting thing and I bet there's people out there I'd mention the croaking of the frogs and it really is unique isn't it because there's a lot of different sounds that frogs make and I I told you there's so many different kinds of frogs it's amazing when you start to look into this but I can only imagine what that was like having him learn those sounds were your was one of your in laws and perhaps your own child ready to strangle you for printing him they were all ready to strangle all of us running around the house making the frog fans that we were making they were excited about it and did they had they had to learn something new and they were sharing all the time for the week there that that's so so funny so what did you want to talk about this too what what what what did you find out about frogs it was so interesting is that the sounds that they make well I'm not only the stance that they might but when he found out about their mating habits the handles that was very interesting I found out about where they Lee L. and we and they hung there were just a lot of things that we did not is that were interesting yes it's that so it's not face value you see a frog but you don't realize it comes it's like anything that we think of right and you were a teacher in our mind so what's the deal with frogs and there's much more to that than than meets the eye right yes a lot more I love that and again we're speaking with a Julie Rogers he's read a book called Colton and the bull frog adventure some of you can relate that our grandparents out there others with kids in this is a children's book who did the illustrations for your book they're beautiful not there right now that's okay because the I was the reason I brought it up is because he did such a great job and on the cover of the book it's it's Joshua Allen who did the illustrations thank you yeah that's okay Joshua did a great job because on you see in the back there's a flashlight and there's a you can see the back of a man a little boy and then the light and you see the frog with the guys and the light shining on the frog so is that a pond that's related to you do you have a pond near your house well actually I have a beach a small fish pond in my backyard and we pretended our imagination worked overtime and we pretended that that was a pond in our backyard I love it so tell us about writing the meat of the book what is the if if I ask you which I am asking you now Hey we know it's about frogs tell us a little bit more what is the book really about what's the lesson in the book I realized the lesson in the book is about respect at that age children today do not understand respect I don't understand respect a lot of times for animals and a lot of times for adults elder elderly people our NGOs my age I'm not in the order but they don't understand respect for people and for pay it and this is something that they need to learn and that's what I felt like they would get from this story is tasked to restate their grandparents and pay it and I'll just wild animals they need to learn the S. and that's what Colton was due and he was learning to restate Bronx.

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