This children’s story shows a memorable day in the life of a groundhog family living their lives under a shed in a big backyard. When the mother, Minerva, can’t find anyone to help her make her peach tarts, she decides to teach a lesson to her family that offering assistance to those in need is always a blessing.
Karla Harney Thompson lives in the big, white house in the big backyard. She is on first name basis with all the little critters who have built their homes around her yard. The groundhog family in “Peaches in July” is only the first book in a series introducing a host of charming characters who have a story to tell, a skill to share, and a moral to learn.
Karla enjoyed many years of teaching elementary-age children while being employed by the University of Kentucky in the 4-H Youth Development program. Here, she taught basic cooking skills, arts and crafts, and manners and etiquette.
The big backyard is Karla’s favorite place to be! Meeting new critters and creating their stories is her favorite thing to do! All her stories come straight from her own life experiences and the wonderful people that share her life.