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Eric VanRaepenbusch
Works at Happy Birthday Author
Attended Walsh University
Lived in Ohio
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We read TEN LITTLE CATERPILLARS by Bill Martin Jr. and made caterpillars out of egg cartons.  My daughter sang, "Paint, paint, paint" as she made her caterpillar.
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Happy Birthday Keith Baker, March 17. We read his book NO TWO ALIKE and made six-sided snowflakes.  We are tired of snow in Ohio but this was a super-fun craft!

http://www.happybirthdayauthor.com/2014/03/happy-birthday-keith-baker-march-17.html
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We're tired of snow in Virginia, too! More last night, more coming. Much prefer these beautiful paper snowflakes!
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I share my experiences celebrating Dr. Seuss's birthday with large groups of children.
Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss - March 2 Dr. Seuss's birthday is the most widely celebrated birthday of a children's author which makes for a busy time of year for me! In the past I have celebrated with my family and with you, my r...
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Happy Birthday Judith St. George, February 26. She is the author of SO YOU WANT TO BE PRESIDENT? and STAND TALL, ABE LINCOLN.  These great picture books about Presidents were perfect for President's Day. http://www.happybirthdayauthor.com/2014/02/happy-birthday-judith-st-george.html
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Happy Birthday Bill Martin Jr., March 20! 
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We read NO TWO ALIKE by Keith Baker and made six-sided snowflakes.  I know most of us are tired of snow, but this simple craft is really fun for kids of all ages.

http://www.happybirthdayauthor.com/2014/03/happy-birthday-keith-baker-march-17.html
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Winter is not over yet! Even though I think we all wish it would be!  We made six-sided snowflakes after we read the book NO TWO ALIKE by Keith Baker.  Super easy craft with impressive results!

http://www.happybirthdayauthor.com/2014/03/happy-birthday-keith-baker-march-17.html
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Todd Zverloff, my brother-in-law, just published his first chapter book. Todd is a high school english teacher who conceptualized this book with his daughter, Kendal (who I am proud to say is my goddaughter!). Kendal loves superheroes and comic books but felt there were few books that had young female superheroes as the main character. So, together they came up with Super Steph who takes on the school bully, Dan Stinker! It is great book! Please support this father-daughter writing team! The book is now available in print and on Amazon Kindle!
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We are expecting another big snow storm this weekend. The only good about that is that Sunday is Dr. Seuss's Birthday and we can read all his books all over again!

I put together THE DR. SEUSS READING EXPERIENCE which is a collection of all the activities my family has done to celebrate the last seven years in our home, plus a few new ideas!  
Introducing the FREE Dr. Seuss Reading Experience! One of my favorite days of the year is almost here -- Dr. Seuss's birthday on March 2nd! We have celebrated his birthday for seven years as a family.  Every activity we have ...
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Stay at Home Dad, Children's e-book author
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  • Happy Birthday Author
    2005 - present
  • Coventry Local Schools
    Special Education Teacher, 2000 - 2003
  • Coventry Local Schools
    Technology Specialist, 2003 - 2005
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I am a Stay at Home Dad that blogs and writes children's books.
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I am a stay at home dad of four children. Over the past two years we have celebrated the birthday of over 150 children's author and illustrators.  Our experiences are posted at the Happy Birthday Author blog (www.happybirthdayauthor.com).  The experience of writing the blog and immersing myself in children's books has given me the desire to be an author. My first e-books, Three Ghost Friends, are available for iPad and iPhone at the iBookstore and at Amazon.com for Kindle.

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  • Walsh University
    Elementary Education
  • Walsh University
    Special Education
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