Inacio's Kind of Magic by Angela Parrino
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Inacio’s Kind of Magic is the story of a chameleon lizard who does what comes naturally to him--change color--and who showcases those colors in magic shows around the world. Inacio, or the enlightened one as his name implies, is a bohemian, saxophone-playing, world traveler and polyglot who ultimately teaches a polar bear, warbler, geep, octopus, and two dogs that change happens from the inside-out, and that it has less to do with color than with taking healthy risks and embracing new experiences. These characters, from the first five books of the wellness set, encounter newfound friendship and sage advice all because of Inacio who they hope to one day meet again.
The sixth and final book of a six book children’s wellness set, Inacio’s Kind of Magic focuses on mental wellness. Appropriate for grades Pre-K-3, as well as the child in all of us, the set also addresses physical, emotional, interpersonal, environmental and spiritual wellness.
About the Author
Angela Parrino, Ph. D., was formerly an Associate Professor of the MA in TESOL Program at CUNY-Hunter College where she trained ESL teachers. She’s trilingual and received her BA in Spanish/Education from Stonybrook University and her MA and Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics from NYU.
Dr. Parrino began a second career in healthcare after caring for her father who suffered a stroke. In 2004, she served as surgical secretary/translator for Interplast in Iquitos, Peru and pursued physician assistant studies. Recipient of a Hillman scholarship, she’s currently completing her nursing degree at Phillips Beth Israel School of Nursing. Her interest is in patient advocacy, long term care and end of life issues.
Her other publications for children include: The Big Chant I Went Walking Activity Book, The Big Chant Napping House Activity Book, and The Big Chant Myrtle Marie Activity Book, co-authored with Marilyn Rosenthal; Feeling at Home with Language & You’re Invited (video); Gus the Feeling- Better Polar Bear (storybook and activity book); Gretta the Geep is More than a Sheep; and Under the Sea with Addie.&