Ruthy’s reading Room on Youtube is a favorite with children, as she presents stories from children’s authors from around the world with whimsical visual additions to each story. Subscribe to her channel on Youtube and you’ll be notified of story times so you and your children can enjoy all of Ruthy’s storytime adventures. I’m so honored that she has chosen a second book that I have written during the 2020 Christmas season. So sit back and enjoy “Twas The Mouse Before Christmas” a Christmas Tail written by Carol Dabney and presented by Ruthy’s Reading Room. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjFDXZr6AUQ
You may want to read along with your own book found on Amazon, which will give you the English and Spanish versions of the book in one, along with a great chocolate cookie recipe to bake with Harold, the mouse.
available on Amazon books and music
Thank you for your support. Merry Christmas -Carol Dabney
Children learn so much at a young age when they are read to. It opens up a whole new world that is beyond what they see every day. It dives into their unrealized imaginations and gives them ideas of where they can begin to discover who they are and what dreams they might have in the future.
A book is one of the most single greatest gifts you can give a child. Reading to them is the second best. Time together, turning the pages, looking at the illustrations and learning what this story has to give.
As a children’s author, I hope to give my early learners adventurous information in a variety of entertaining ways. I want to give them a lesson of value as they explore what merely seems like a fun adventure.
Some of my short stories are in poetic form because I am also a composer. I started with ‘Twas the Mouse Before Christmas’ in 2013. I had a little Christmas mouse who wanted to give by baking cookies for Santa. In the story Herald is a busy little mouse working very hard to make Christmas wonderful for everyone around him. You’ll find a great cookie recipe in this book and a suggestion to bake on Christmas Eve, set the cookies out for Santa and go to bed early.
“The Christmas Animals Used by God” is an interactive poetic story of Mary and Joseph’s journey to Bethlehem. It is a fun biblical account where children get to walk along with the Donkey, and knock at the inn keepers door and make the sound of the animals in the manger as they greet the newborn baby Jesus. Many of these stories are also translated into Spanish by my sister Cindy Dabney Reyes.
All these stories are found on Amazon
My newest story was launch in April of 2020, during Covid-19 , which means it has not had a chance to be presented personally, YET! but it is a wonderful story of friendship and encouragement through difficult times. You can get “Butterfly Dreams, A Friendship Takes Flight” from local Little Rock publisher Erin Wood by going to etaliapress.com
Thank you for supporting me, local author and teacher . I look forward to a time to present story time in person, until then, please find me singing and reading for children on my YouTube channel dabohana.
Hey Kids! Ruthy’s Reading Room will be making a special children’s story time presentation about “BUTTERFLY DREAMS, A Friendship Takes Flight” by author/illustrator Carol Dabney beginning Sunday August 30, 2020 on YouTube. Share and Subscribe and that way you are sure to get the notifications whenever children’s stories are read online at Ruthy’s Reading Room. Ruthy’s Reading Room is a popular and very special program produced in Canada.
Butterfly Dreams is a children’s story about friendship and the amazing monarch butterflies. You may purchase a copy by contacting publisher Erin Wood at etaliapress.com
you can receive a signed copy and have an option to purchase the song “Butterflies and Honeybees”
or you can purchase on Amazon
When you purchase a local author or artist work, you make it possible for them to continue creating and producing stories, music and educational entertainment for a whole new generation to enjoy.
I am a music teacher and love to watch how children react to hearing my stories and songs. During Covid-19 we are doing programs on YouTube and Zoom. I look forward to the day when we can meet at the libraries, and school assemblies for fun reading programs.
Thank you so much for all who have added my children’s stories to your home libraries.
Hear songs with puppets by going to Youtube at DabOhana Carol Dabney. A little 2 minute introduction by the author…
Discover Coronavirus singing solutions for kids on YouTube – musical adventures for your children on Carol Dabney’s dabohana channel examples below…
She is a children’s author and the music teacher at Saint Mark’s Day School in Little Rock, Arkansas. However, with schools shutting down during the Coronavirus Pandemic, she continues working as a music resource teacher presenting her unique style of interactive story-telling with puppets, music and art on her YouTube channel by going to dabohana. She may take the kids on an imaginary trip to Hawaii, a Farm adventure or perhaps your little one would like a tea party with stuffed animals.
Et Alia Press: “Miss @carol_dabney , is taking us to the beautiful beaches of Hawaii! First, she sings the Hukilau Song, then Baby Shark, and finally Five Green and Speckled Frogs. If you have kiddos to entertain, you’ll love her daily updates to her Youtube channel dabohana. Thank you, Miss Carol, for continuing to connect and teach! 🏝 🌊 🌞 🌺 .”
After Lily-Jane helps her grandmother build a butterfly habitat, a close look at a caterpillar’s spots sends her stumbling in disbelief. “Me llamo Carlos,” says the charming little caterpillar, and an extraordinary friendship is born. But when Carlos becomes trapped in his chrysalis, his dream of wings seems more out of reach than ever before.
As readers discover the tremendous power of encouraging words to nurture a friend past paralyzing self-doubt even when it means letting them go to fulfill their destiny, Carlos learns whether friendship and faith are enough to help him soar on the wings of a dream that may be just the right size.
Enhance your book experience with the original single, “Butterflies and Honey Bees,” composed and sung by Little Rock’s favorite children’s music teacher Carol Dabney.
So many of us are still trying to figure out where we’ll go for spring break . . . the dining room, the living room, under the bed . . . So how fun that today, children’s music teacher and author of BUTTERFLY DREAMS: A Friendship Takes Flight, Miss Carol Dabney, is taking us to the beautiful beaches of Hawaii! First, she sings the Hukilau Song, then Baby Shark, and finally Five Green and Speckled Frogs. If you have kiddos to entertain, you’ll love her daily updates to her Youtube channel. Thank you, Miss Carol, for continuing to connect and teach! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bqa9LxJhyw&t=3s
Coronavirus Singing Solutions for kids with Miss Carol coming to you from a corner in her home. Painting backdrops and using every puppet she and Mr. Rod have to create an entertaining way for small children to learn through music and story. Please share youtube links with families and lets all have a laugh and a song.
Let’s travel for spring break in our imaginations.
Miss Carol will be reading her new storybook “Butterfly Dreams, a friendship takes flight.” Very soon… until then you can preorder books in time to place inside your child’s Easter basket. Thank you for your support.