The Slouch in the Couch
About the Book
It's Saturday morning and all the children are out playing, except Rick. He did not do his weekend homework Friday night and can't go out to play with the other children until his homework is finished. With his books by his side, the couch suddenly starts to shake and a creature pops out holding a pink bag. The creature introduces himself as a Slouch who loves eating lazy children's schoolbooks then grabs Ricks schoolbooks and runs out of the house. With the help of his friend Mildred McGee, Rick and Milly have to catch the Slouch and get the schoolbooks back or Rick will never be able to go outside and play this weekend.
About the Author
Continuing in the tradition of Dr. Seuss, Stephen J. Hemenway created "The Slouch In The Couch" series of children's learning books as a means of encouraging children to read while teaching them strong moral values. Using fun rhymes and brilliant illustrations, Hemenway has built an impressive world around the "Slouch Learning Books" which includes original music and original characters. He also can be seen as "Sheriff Stephen J.," the host of "The Children's Corner," a national cable family television program that takes place in the World of the Magical Couch and is based on these books. The Slouch In The Couch original website can be located at: www.slouch.org; and The Slouch In The Couch Children's Corner Band music videos can be found on youtube.com on the "slouchman" channel.
With an associate degree in the Administration of Justice, Hemenway is now a retired Deputy Sheriff who worked for the County of Los Angeles for 32 years. He is a member of BMI (Broadcast Music Inc.), IPA (International Police Association), and is a songwriter/publisher with the Harry Fox Agency. Hemenway also has three children: April, Stacie and Ashley. His wife, Terri, continues to support him throughout his endeavors. He enjoys filming, editing, music and producing "The Children's Corner" television program. "The Slouch In The Couch" was the first published book in the series.