Butt Kicker by Georgi S. Blake Summary
Butt Kicker identifies and illustrates the obnoxious, annoying, show-off child found everywhere. Many times, the annoying child and his/her parents are unaware (or do not care) that the child's actions are absolutely detrimental to the child being accepted into civilized society. Everyone knows or is related to a butt-kicker child. It is quite difficult to inform a grandchild's parents that the child is an unwelcome visitor. Butt Kicker illustrates the problem in an informative and humorous way. The term "butt kicker" is derived from the actual prancing and self-rump-kicking antics of the child of a well-known political figure at a public political rally. "Butt kicker" is now applied by the authors to any obnoxious and annoying child. The flicking of an index finger silently identifies the presence of a butt kicker. Butt Kicker is the perfect gift (perhaps anonymously) for the butt kicker in or near one's life. Georgi Blake retired after 30 years of teaching in elementary and intermediate schools. Specializing for 25 years in Title 1 remedial teaching, she became adept at using all types and levels of behavior modification. She learned that students and parents must first recognize inappropriate behavior before such behavior can be successfully modified. Georgi lives in Reno, Nevada, and Ashland, Oregon. She enjoys international travel, motorcycling, sailing, reading, and family relationships. Georgi Blake is married and has one daughter who never was a butt kicker. Dinah Hyman Waterman is an artist and illustrator of note. She has taught art at various levels, illustrated books, painted murals and portraits, and illustrated children's rooms. As a child, Dinah drew her own comic strips, and continues as a grandmother to visually chronicle the antics of her grandchildren. Although Dinah admits that her 3 grandchildren are mischievous, they fall well short of being butt kickers. Dinah is a retired elementary school teacher living in Georgia. She comes from a family of acclaimed authors and artists.