About The Author: Etaine Raphael is the author-illustrator of The Rhyme-Time Twins series. She was born and raised in Washington, D.C., and currently lives with her husband and two daughters in Northern Virginia. Before having children, she worked as a physical therapist at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, mostly with men and women with traumatic amputations from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Etaine now delights in writing and illustrating children’s picture books. Her debut book, A Blueberry Day, was released in March 2020. She introduced her readers to The Rhyme-Time Twins in her second book, Words Take Flight, and she is excited to add more stories to this series in the coming years. Etaine feels constantly inspired by her daughters and their experiences, and she enjoys embedding important life lessons throughout her stories. She especially enjoys topics of inclusion, friendship, kindness, empathy, time in nature, and family togetherness.
Title: Words Take Flight
Genre: Children’s Fiction
Book Synopsis: When twins Chloe and Zoey get teased at their new school for speaking only in rhyme, their mom takes them to play at their favorite park. There, the twins meet a toddler who is also having a hard day. They decide to help cheer him up by including him in their favorite activity: storytelling. Little by little, the whole park becomes their audience! Through their gift of storytelling, Chloe and Zoey share what kindness and friendship mean to them. They also begin to realize how their words bring both comfort and inspiration to those around them. Join Chloe and Zoey as they learn that sometimes the things that set us apart from our peers are actually our greatest gifts!
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