From the Author
This story came about as a writing model for my 2nd grade class. I was showing them how to take an exisitng story and change it to make it their own. I wrote this story in front of them and then decided to put in on writing.com so that I could use it again the following year to teach with. At that site, people could read what I wrote. Some said I should try to get it published. I looked for a publisher and a few months later, I had a contract sitting at my door. It has been a great experience. My goal is for teachers to use it in class and for students to learn from it as well as enjoy it. I have lesson plan ideas on my website. judichesshir.tateauthor.com/ . A 2nd grade teacher shared the book and audio with her class. Later she noticed that the students were "playing" my story at recess. How cute is that!
From the Back Cover
Once upon a time, there were three little dolphins living with their mother. The time had finally arrived for them to go out on their own, and they were very excited. Each would build his home in the deep, blue sea, but they had to choose wisely or face the big, mean, hungry shark. Join the underwater adventure of My Finny Fin Fin, a delightful spin on The Three Little Pigs, and find out where each dolphin builds his home. Judi Cheshir is an elementary school teacher. She is married to her husband, Steve, and has two children, Stevie and Connor.