Kitten and the Dojo Code

by Jessica Wagner



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/29/2017

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 34
ISBN : 9781480852273
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 34
ISBN : 9781480852280

About the Book

Kitten, who nervously enters the karate school, or dojo, for the first time, is unsure if she belongs in karate. Her Sensei, a white crane, eases her worry by introducing her to karate through the practice’s principles.

Through Kitten’s experiences, the rhyming story delivers a message that these values, mixed with a person’s grit, are even more powerful than karate’s kicks and punches.

A picture book for children, Kitten and the Dojo Code revolves around the important principles of karate: modesty, courtesy, integrity, self-control, perseverance, and indomitable spirit. It communicates that anyone can develop these important character traits, not only on the dojo floor, but in every aspect of life.

About the Author

Jessica Wagner earned a master’s degree in both Elementary Education and Information and Library Studies from the University at Buffalo. She has been teaching first grade for more than fifteen years. Jessica began writing in 2008 when she was accepted as a fellow in the Western New York Writing Project. Born and raised in New Hartford, New York, she lives outside of Buffalo with her husband and two daughters.