Caring Is Sharing

by Sharon Villapiano & Illustrated by John Gowdy and Laura Cimador Gowdy



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/5/2020

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x8.5
Page Count : 38
ISBN : 9781480891661
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 8.5x8.5
Page Count : 38
ISBN : 9781480891678
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 38
ISBN : 9781480891654

About the Book

S.J. thinks he’s very lucky when he finds a toy dump truck in a sandbox. The next day, he finds a boat at the pool! In both cases, other children want what he has, but S.J. won’t let them play with his newfound toys. He wants them all to himself.
Then, one day at the beach, S.J. tries to build a sandcastle without any luck. When other kids come by to help, S.J. learns a very important lesson. Sharing is better than playing alone. By sharing, he makes brand new friends and has tons of fun.
Along with teaching a valuable lesson, Caring Is Sharing is a humorous story told in catchy rhythm and rhyme, featuring illustrations from internationally renowned artists. Through S.J.’s experience, children learn the necessity of sharing and how great it can be!

About the Author

Sharon Villapiano is an award-winning writer, author, teacher and marketing director at Seashore Day Camp and School. She is a member of the CSPA Board of Judges at Columbia University and presenter at Columbia’s Spring Journalism Conference. Sharon lives at the Jersey Shore with her husband John and mini schnauzer Mick. She was inspired to write Caring Is Sharing, her first book, by her son Shawn Justin Metz and granddaughter Madison.

John Gowdy is an international sand sculpting champion, who holds sand sculpting titles from every corner of the globe. A few of his most significant accomplishments have been a commission for Pope Francesco at the Vatican and The White House Commission of Remembrance on Normandy Beach. He enjoys teaching the art of sand sculpture to both children and adults. In addition, he is the creator of a performance painting show entitled Flying Colors. John is a retired captain of the Atlantic City, NJ Fire Department and an artist, specializing in marble, sand and mixed media. For more information, visit or YouTube “The John Gowdy Team.”

Laura Cimador Gowdy is an illustrator, teacher and award-winning sand sculptor. She competes as a team with her husband John Gowdy. They took first in the televised show Sand Wars and co-organized the World Cup of Sand Sculpting in Atlantic City. A native of Castelfranco Veneto, Italy, she arranged the commissioned piece for Pope Francesco, which was a replica of the church where he received his calling. Laura took painting instruction from the famous Italian artist Angelo Gatto, who taught her techniques that bring text to life through oil paint and watercolors.