My daughter loves this book. We actually came into it a couple years ago, but I STILL have to pull it out every now and then to help re-enforce good decision making lol. We saw the author at a live book signing as well and the song that goes along with the book is super adorable!! VERY HELPFUL AND IT WORKS!! SO glad to know that I can re-order online if we ever misplace it. I may just order another one for my daughter to take to her kindergarten class!! -Amazon Review
Simon is a seal who always makes good choices because he uses self control. If you’re having a little trouble following the rules and making good choices, you should use Simon’s little trick for controlling himself. He sings his little song; “Stop, think, and breathe, and make the right choice”!
After you learn this trick, you will have a great time everywhere you go. As one of the many Demby’s Playful Parables, Simon the Self Control Seal let’s you know how to always make right choices as you become an example for all the other students at your school. Then maybe someone will write a book about YOU!
About the Author
Educator, Author, Musician
Kyri Demby is an Author and Educator with a deep understanding of music and how to connect with students through the power of sound and art. His passion for music and for teaching lead him to a career in music education where he has gladly served as a mentor to his students as well as his peers. Kyri received his Bachelor of Arts in Church Music and Music Education from Bethune-Cookman University in 2001 and went on to acquire a Master of Education Degree in Educational Leadership from the University of South Florida in 2008. With this education, Kyri devoted himself fully to changing lives through music and learning.
As a professional music educator for over fifteen years, Kyri has shared his skills and knowledge with his community. He began teaching in Sarasota Florida where he helped to inspire the youth through music education at Alta Vista Elementary School for nearly a decade. In 2010, he took a position in Henryville, IN sharing his love of music with students at the local high-school. Presently Kyri works as a music teacher for Jacob Elementary School in Louisville, KY, a position he has held since 2013. His dedication to teaching and enriching the lives of others stems from his philosophy on community service. Kyri believes that as a community, we all have a duty to reach as many people as we can and to help others to learn and grow. It is this dedication that lead him to reach more young people through a series of educational publications.
As an Author, Kyri has published a variety of works including Lori Biscuit – the Musical Detective series, The Tales of the Still Quarters series, Uncle Jabbo’s Stable series, and Demby’s Playful Parables. Since his first book was published in 2007, Kyri has continued to produce works specially crafted to not only entertain children but to inspire them to learn and grow. He is eternally grateful for the opportunity to use both music and creative writing to change children’s lives—a pursuit which he intends to continue with no signs of slowing down.