Jolly Trolley, a cheerful talking trolley, journeys to the wonderful World of Words to visit the Letter King. Along the way, Jolly meets a colorful cast of letter characters, each with their own feelings and problems. All the letters are hoping the Letter King can magically cure them. The King not only helps the letters with their problems, but he also helps them find their own special happiness. This book helps young children recognize the alphabet through Jolly's journey, and also helps kids see how letters combine in unique ways to make the words we all use everyday!
Born and raised in the Puget Sound area, Sharalee Conom is a wife, a mother of two young boys, a career-woman who worked in the tech industry for nearly two decades, a children’s book
author, a former professional cheerleader for the Seattle Seahawks, and an avid reader. Growing up with her mother and co-author Larita Pfau, who ran a daycare for twenty years,
Sharalee was surrounded by children of all ages, and as a result, developed a life-long love for kids and their active imaginations.
She co-wrote Jolly Trolley with LaRita to tap into that childlike wonderment of adventure, and to recapture a slice of the spirit of her own childhood to share with her boys, and the world.
Des Moines, Washington has been LaRita Pfau’s home for over forty years. She raised two daughters and operated a preschool & childcare there for twenty of those years.
During the summers, her Childcare included school age children. What fun she had with those older children planning the annual Summer Carnival with fun and educational activities. One
Summer she wrote a puppet show which was themed around the alphabet for the Carnival. Together LaRita made puppets for it and even included music. The Puppet Show was a big hit!
Some twenty years later, her youngest daughter, Sharalee, took that puppet show and developed it into a children's book (Jolly Trolley) to share with her own children (LaRita’s