Sh Sh Sh Let the Baby Sleep
Welcome to the 7th day on our virtual book tour. Today we talk with young Zachary, the wonderful main character in Kathy Stemke’s new book: “Sh Sh Sh Let the Baby Sleep,” available at Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble and Guardian Angel Publishing. Zachary goes on an odyssey performing extraordinary heroic actions in his pursuit to keep his new baby sister from awakening from her nap, while protecting her from all sorts of calamities.
Few superheroes exhibit gastronomic prowess. I suppose they are too busy to read the New York Times on Wednesdays to see what’s up in the food world. But I would certainly hope that Superheroes could satisfy a super hunger sometime between battling strong forces of evil and saving innocent people without devouring junk food.
Let’s ask superhero Zachary what he eats.
Hi Zach, thanks for coming by GritsandGroceries: Anthony Stemke.
Glad to be here sir. It smells great here, are you brewing green tea?
Yes, I am Zach. Do you superheroes eat super foods?
Sure, my mom believes in a nourishing diet, not too much salt and sugar, plenty of fruit and vegetables.
So, do you eat a lot of ‘hero’ sandwiches?
Yes, once in awhile I enjoy a special hero sandwich, a roast beef po boy. But I also need a lot of power so I eat a special diet.
So, what kind of special diet?
I eat consonant blends.
I eat BRoccoli, BLueberries, BLackberries, BLooming onions, BLack beans, BRown rice, BRownies…
Ok Zach. I got it- consonant blends. Like what you learn about when you read “Sh Sh Sh Let the Baby Sleep”?
Well Zach, since you’re here in my kitchen, would you care for something to eat?
How about a roast beef, hero sandwich -New Orleans style-- aka Roast Beef Poor Boy?
A 12-inch length of French bread
¾ cup shredded lettuce
½ lb roast beef, thinly sliced
½ cup thick- bodied beef gravy
1 tomato, sliced thinly
Split the French bread lengthwise and toast lightly under the broiler.
Spread the bottom piece of the bread with mayonnaise.
Now layer the lettuce, beef, gravy and tomato slices atop the mayonnaise.
Put the top on and slice the sandwich in half.
Makes two servings.
I’ll tell you what; people who say a hero “ain’t nothing but a sandwich” have never met Zachary. Thanks for stopping by, Zachary.
Thanks for the hero!
To my readers: What is your favorite “super” food and why?
Author Bio: Kathy Stemke has a passion for writing, the arts and all things creative. She has Bachelor degrees from Southern Connecticut State University and Covenant Life Seminary, as well as graduate coursework from New York Institute of Technology and Columbia University. Hanging her hat in the North Georgia Mountains, she has been a teacher, tutor, and writer for many years.
As a freelance writer and ghostwriter, Kathy has published hundreds of articles in directories, websites and magazines. She is a contributing editor for The National Writing for Children's Center http://writingforchildrencenter.com/ and a reviewer for Sylvan Dell Publishing. As a retired teacher, Kathy has several activities published with Gryphon House Publishing. Kathy is also part of the team at DKV Writing 4 U. http://www.dkvwriting4u.com
Kathy’s first children’s picture book, Moving Through All Seven Days, was published on Lulu. Her next picture book, Sh, Sh, Sh Let the Baby Sleep, was released in May of 2011. Her third picture book, Trouble on Earth Day is scheduled for release in June of 2011.
Mrs.Stemke offers great teaching tips and children’s book reviews as well as a monthly newsletter titled, MOVEMENT AND RHYTHM, on her blog. http://educationtipster.blogspot.com
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Sh Sh Sh Let the Baby Sleep can be found:
Guardian Angel Publishing: http://www.guardianangelpublishing.com/shshsh.htm
Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/sh-sh-sh-let-the-baby-sleep?store=book