The Adventures of Chuck and Colleen
A Guide for Parents and Educators
About the Book
Chuck and Colleen are intelligent sibling rescue cats. Chuck has stubby, rough whiskers and a fancy, fluffy tail. Colleen has beautiful long whiskers, sharp claws, and an ability to keep quiet, even when her brother is bragging about how smart he is. One day when Chuck tells Colleen that he wants to join the Space Patrol, neither has any idea of the great adventure that is about to begin.
When Chuck and Colleen receive porch visits from two Space Patrol cadets, Maizie and Munch, Chuck reveals he is ready to accompany them on a journey to space. As the three cats celebrate and wonder what they will do if they encounter a space monster, Colleen listens quietly and decides they are all space nuts. After all, Chuck has never even been off his porch! But one night when Colleen sees what she thinks is a craft from outer space, the cadets must determine how to work together to overcome their fears and uncover the truth.
The Adventures of Chuck and Colleen is a guided-reading story that intertwines the adventures of rescue felines with psychological principles to help parents and educators enhance their skills in supporting children to become effective problem solvers.
About the Author
George R. Sheckart, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist and certified school psychologist with a specialty in child and adolescent development. Board certified by the American College of Forensic Examiners in assessment, Dr. Sheckart has been conducting evaluations in educational and mental health settings for over twenty-five years in an effort to understand how children learn and grow. His areas of interest include cognitive skill development and parenting strategies.