Penguin Who Loved Adventures

The Penguin Who Loved Adventures is a bilingual English and Japanese children’s book that I wrote when I was a 3rd grader attending Broadmore Elementary School in Tempe, Arizona in 1987.  I had received the Best of Category: Tempe District #3 Writing Contest in 1987. Students from my 3rd grade class were all asked to create a picture book and nominate one winning picture book per class. They selected my book as the overall contest best winner. 23 years later, my mother came to me with the idea of translating this book into Japanese. I agreed. Originally published in English, it was translated into Japanese with the aim that Japanese parents, teachers, and educators will use this as their first bilingual children’s book edition for Japanese students to learn English. We decided to expand this as a bilingual tool targeting multiple languages. We hope you will enjoy this mother-son effort.

A snippet of text from my book is below.  You can buy a copy in