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  • Keywords
    • Decision-making,
    • Choices,
    • Helping,
    • Mistakes,
    • Good deeds,
    • Life lessons,
    • Neighbors

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The Butterbean Balls Came Yesterday
by John H. Atwood and Jenean Atwood Baynes

When Pincher Dushkin asks Ushkin Dushkin for help with a surplus of butterbean balls, Ushkin has the chance to help his neighbor. Instead, he chooses to walk away. In the end, Ushkin learns that it’s good to help your neighbors when asked, and that helping others can ultimately help him too. Back from a self-imposed hiatus, the indelible father & daughter writing team of John H. Atwood and Jenean Atwood Baynes is back! And with purpose, they keep the spirit of the late Mary L. Atwood, wife & mother, firmly at their side. After the success of the 2nd edition of Blue Spots! Yellow Spots! Atwood Legacy Enterprises is proud to present The Butterbean Balls Came Yesterday! In this new publication, John & Jenean introduce a new character who faces a decision that sometimes besets us all! Come with them again as they travel into The Land of Dushkin — a mystical magical storyland for children and the young at heart! These imaginary, fanciful characters with human-like qualities live in a colorful make-believe world solving everyday problems. The Dushkins help readers learn how to understand the world around them, along with concepts such as critical thinking and decision-making.

John H. Atwood, an educator with a BS in Elementary Education, an Administrative Certificate and a Master's Degree has been writing for years. Focusing primarily on academic initiatives, his emphasis has been on the critical analysis of school systems. After 30 years of teaching, administration and designing conflict mediation programs, John retired...oops, wrong word! Let's just say his next "chapter" was devoted to presenting education workshops at local universities. During a more recent chapter, this wealth of experience led him to develop a series of children's books with his daughter. As a former teacher, administrator and special assistant to the superintendent, John still hears that call to action. With an ever-changing curriculum and new technologies to impart information, he continues to pursue innovative ways to connect with chapter TBD! Under her own shingle, PH10 Creative Consulting, Jenean Atwood Baynes works as an independent producer/consultant on Lifestyle with Roy Ice (the 2nd longest running show after Meet the Press). She has also worked at Warner Bros. Studios and Sony Studios as well as for major industry entities such as NAB and NATPE booking celebs and speakers, overseeing special events, developing and producing programs and running onsite show management. Previously, she was NATPE’s Director of Buyer Initiatives. There, she also produced successful pitching events by booking 50+ top-level agents, broadcast, cable, digital and studio development executives and scheduling over 500+ pitch meetings. A writer at heart, she’s written everything from children’s books to scripted projects and served as a judge for the PAGE International Screenwriting Awards. Jenean has also written and performed standup comedy at The Ice House, The Comedy Store and The Hollywood Improv. The Butterbean Balls Came Yesterday is the second book in the Land of Dushkin series, which includes Blue Spots! Yellow Spots! (1999) and a second addition of BSYS! (2012).


John H. Atwood
Jenean Atwood Baynes
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