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Using Potty Humor as a Teaching Tool
When Farts Had Colors, by Atlanta author Mark Lawton Thomas, is a new elementary-level chapter book about a topic that helps spread giggles as far-and-wide as it is heard and smelt!
The book, scheduled to be released in December, 2011, will be complemented with a web site geared towards students and teachers with interactive flashcards, puzzles, awards and a “Grown-Up”
The author and publisher wanted to take the opportunity to use to encourage children to not only read and enjoy, but to also “take-away”
When Farts Had Colors, by Mark Lawton Thomas, will make its debut at The Savannah Children’s Book Festival, sponsored by Live Oak Public Libraries, on November 19th, 2011. Parents and teachers can reserve a copy through the website at: http://www.WhenFartsHadColors.com or http://www.PeakCityPublishing.com
ABOUT THE BOOK
When Farts Had Colors is the story of 4th grader Lance Chance who hates Mondays. This particular Monday, Lance's mom coaxes Lance to school with his favorite sandwiches and a 'wish-kiss'. On his way to school Lance is tormented by "the biggest, meanest 4th grader ever to stalk the halls of Alfonso Orr Elementary School. Merry Maddox. Bully Extraordinaire…”
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Mark Lawton Thomas was born in Savannah , Georgia . After graduating from the University of Georgia , Mr. Thomas worked as a copy writer for various advertising agencies first in Atlanta , and then Manhattan . Eventually, he returned to the South and began writing a weekly column for Creative Loafing and voicing them for Georgia Public Radio. Somehow he found time to edit Contents magazine, an award-winning quarterly, as well.
Presently, Mr. Thomas is involved in his most challenging job to date: teaching 6th grade language arts in Atlanta . When he isn’t teaching his little heart out, grading essays with his trusty, red Sharpie, or working on his next book, Mr. Thomas can be found fast asleep on a couch somewhere in Buckhead, GA.
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ABOUT PEAK CITY PUBLISHING
Peak City Publishing is a small indie-trade publishing company located in Apex, North Carolina. The firm is a full service publishing company using local talent to create entertaining and educational books for adults and children.