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Overview of the Cultivating Compassion in Children Book Series
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BIO – SONJA WENDT

Sonja Wendt, Children’s Book Author,
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Sonja Wendt, Children’s Book Author,
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Sonja Wendt is an author and speaker from Westminster, Colorado (Crested Butte and Grand Junction) who writes children’s stories addressing compassion. Her stories include topics such as inclusion, acceptance, and understanding the natural process of aging with disabilities and looks. She encourages seeing the beauty not only in the new and fresh, but also the old and worn. She encourages communication to better understand situations when they don’t make sense.

Her stories include discussion questions at the end and have activities on her website, SonjaWendt.com, related to the stories that can be downloaded and done individually, with families, or for the community.

Questions that can be asked:

  1. Why did you decide to become a children’s book author?
  2. Why did you decide on the Cultivating Compassion in Children Series?
  3. This is a series. Are the characters the same in each book?
  4. Is there a reason why your stories are in an outdoor setting or touch on things in nature?
  5. Do you plan to publish more books in this series?
  6. One of your first books published, called I’m Not A Weed, what prompted you to write that book and what is your message in that book?
  7. Your book, Can Old Be Beautiful, is there something that prompted you to write that story and what message are you conveying?
  8. You have a book coming that is called, That’s Not My Grandpa! Can you tell us more about that book?
  9. One of your last books to be published, BaBa-Balu Belongs, Too. Will you tell us who the characters are in that story and what the overall message is?