Joan’s Talks

Joan Y. Edwards

Skype or Zoom – Caregiver Talks, Writing and Illustration Talks for Children K-5 or for Adults

To schedule  a talk, email me at

I’ll be happy to create special programs online using Skype or Zoom to meet your group’s needs and interests.

Talks by Joan Y. Edwards

Author/Illustrator of Flip Flap Floodle, Joan’s Elder Care Guide, 80 Gospel-Based Crossword Puzzles for Year A, B, and  C.

Retired North Carolina Teacher

Member: Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators








Caregiver Talks


Writing and Illustration Talks for Children K-5 

Elder Care Talks
1. Rest Is Essential
2. Ask the Right Questions
3. What? You’re Human?

Flip Flap Floodle Talks for K-5

  1. Reading and history of Flip Flap Floodle – Never Give Up…slides of pages.
  2. Story – Beginning, Middle, End  – Exciting Character with a big problem
    Three tries
    1st doesn’t work and complicates matters.
    2nd doesn’t work and complicates matters to the lowest degree
    3rd action works and resolves problem.
  3. How Illustrations Help Tell the Story – direct readers attention to character and important details. Share online resources, such as Doodle Me This,
  4. Revision – Makes you more skillful; Puts You Closer  to Your Goal.
  5. How to Set and Achieve Your Goals













May 13,2008
Dear Mrs. Edwards: Our first grade class so enjoyed your visit to share your book Flip Flap Floodle! The book is full of simple charm and repetitive phrases that the children responded to immediately. They’ve been chanting, “Flip Flap floodIe, floodle, floodle” ever since your visit!
…Read whole letter Jeannette Carafano’s Testimonial 2008

Very Well Done! I enjoyed how interactive the presentation was — the kids were really engaged and interested.
Mr. Dan Barber, 2nd Grade Teacher, Idlewild
Elementary School, Charlotte, NC
April 24, 2007

I loved how you showed your thinking/revision process to the children. At this age they think writing is a one step process.
Mrs. Jennifer Smolias, 3rd Grade Teacher, Idlewild Elementary School, Charlotte, NC May 1, 2007

We really enjoyed having you come. Thank you for
sharing with us.
…Mrs. Natalie Sanchez, Kindergarten Teacher, Idlewild Elementary School, Charlotte, NC
May 1, 2007

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