The curlicue forest is wrecked. Can the tumblers who live there survive? Will their cubby protect them? Will Jot and Yittle ever skimper and rimble again? The Slithering Mist is a make-believe tale of disaster and recovery. In real life, children hear about fires, tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, floods. Some kids even experience them. Children ages 4 to 8 who are caught by calamities, or afraid of the possibility, will find this story and its fanciful illustrations comforting. The Slithering Mist reassures kids that such disasters do t last forever.
Suzanne Werkema grew up in a small Michigan town where children had time to play. She holds a bachelor's degree in education and a master's degree in music history. Suzanne has lived mostly in Michigan and Pennsylvania, where she performed historical music, tutored adult English-language learners, developed websites for small nonprofits, created stained-glass panels, traveled widely, and wrote lots of stuff - religious and secular - for kids and adults. Today, Suzanne and her husband live in Tennessee beside a lake. When she's not writing, traveling, hosting family and friends, or playing in her gardens, she's planning her next video calls with the grandbabies.