Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Rhonda Fischer, Author Of Randy Kazandy Where Are Your Glasses. Announces Follett Listing

Successful children’s book will now be available in libraries nationwide

Author Rhonda Fischer announced today that her highly successful children’s book, Randy Kazandy Where Are Your Glasses?, has been included in the current Follett listing. Randy Kazandy Where Are Your Glasses? will now be available to libraries nationwide. The book has been approved by Parents magazine, Old Schoolhouse magazine and Stories for Children magazine.

“Having Randy Kazandy accessible through Follett Library Resources is fantastic news for children,” stated Ms. Fischer, “as Follett covers schools and libraries from the heartland to the inner city, from the East Coast to the West, across Canada and the United States. I believe children who wear eyeglasses and their parents will really benefit from having this book available.”

Randy Kazandy welcomes every child with and without glasses to come share his fun adventures. Randy is clever, sometimes a clown, but is always a boy who needs to wear glasses. But he struggles getting used to the new and unnatural feeling of having glasses on his face, and tries to ditch the glasses at every turn. With Randy’s mother determined to get him to wear his glasses, Randy finally comes to the conclusion that hiding the glasses just does not work, as somehow, another pair always seems to appear. Randy learns to love himself the way he is, with a motto, "I love being me."

“Ultimately the goal behind this book is to raise the self-esteem of a child who is required to wear glasses,” says Ms. Fischer. “This is almost universally perceived as a very negative event in the life of a young child. Now librarians can have a resource in their own libraries that will directly address this issue in a way that will engage, delight and inform. I am very pleased that Follett made the decision to make this book available to children nationwide.”

Follett is the nation's largest supplier of books, eBooks and audiovisual materials. Follett Library Resources offers a vast selection of educational materials. Their industry-leading expertise allows them to deliver the best products and services available anywhere.

Author Rhonda Fischer has contributed to community service columns for newspapers, including the Olean Times Herald in Olean, NY and the Orange County Register in California and Coto De Caza News in California. Ms. Fischer attended the prestigious Eastman School of Music on scholarships. Her career as an educator began as Musical Director at Children’s Meeting House, Serendipity, Willow School, St. Paul’s, Love’n Laughter, St. Thomas School, The Music Experience and The Academy of Children’s Music, all in Pennsylvania. She also taught children’s writing workshops in the public library in Lansdale, PA.

Rhonda designed the pre-school music curricula for 10 years through Marywood University in Pennsylvania. She was the Nutrition Director for the Cattaraugus County Senior Program in Olean, NY. As a Nutrition Director for South County Senior Services in Orange County, CA, Rhonda received an honored award for starting the Meals on Wheels program café style in Olean, NY. She also started the Meals on Wheels program at The Bell Tower Foundation in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA. While there, Rhonda worked with senior citizens, keeping them busy writing poems that were published in the newspaper column called “Wrinkles”.

Ms. Fischer currently teaches for California Music Studios in Carlsbad, CA, and is a private piano teacher in Orange County, CA. She is now the president of Whim Publishing in Santa Margarita, CA, and is an active member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and The Independent Book Publishers Association. Ms. Fischer continues to write children’s books and poetry.

Rhonda Fischer
Whim Publishing
31441 Santa Margarita Pkwy Ste A 308
Rancho Santa Margarita CA 92688