Books by Vicki Mayhew

Sea Shoes

519knvBuqKL._SY498_BO1,204,203,200_Sea Shoes is the charming children’s story about the travels of a pair of shoes. A little boy and his father are walking on the beach when the boy decides to walk barefoot.

Suddenly, his shoes are swept out to sea and the shoes begin an amazing journey. Many animals find the shoes and attempt to use them. A starfish cannot fit them on his arm. Dolphins play with them, but cannot ring them on their fins. The octopus cannot eat them. A walrus cannot fit them on his tusk, and they don’t fit a polar bear’s paws.

The shoes travel through beautiful lagoons, stormy seas, shipping lanes, and icy waters. When a family of whales happens upon them, they make up a magical song about the adventure.

Many years later, a man and his young son are walking on the beach. The man remembers when he used to walk there with his father. The shoes wash up on the shore, and the little boy is thrilled to find that they fit him perfectly.

  1. Explore the magic and mystery of the sea, as the Sea Shoes travel to all the beautiful places the world has to offer. This timeless tale tells of the love between parent and child, the sharing of dreams, and how the family circle is completed.

Vicki Dean Mayhew grew up along the Rio Grande River Valley. “I still live in my hometown. New Mexico has the bluest skies and prettiest sunsets you have ever seen. We have beautiful forests and deserts, and an incredibly diverse population consisting of people of many cultures.” Her first book was How the Unicorn Got His Horn Back.

 

How the Unicorn Got His Horn Back

51UVZpspjrL._SX495_BO1,204,203,200_What happens when you start thinking you’re better than everyone else? What happens when you lose the most important thing you possess? What happens when you get in a situation and you are in over your head? How the Unicorn Got His Horn Back is a delightful picture story for children about a unicorn named Cally, who has wonderful friends and adventures. He gets so caught up in admiring himself that he thinks he is better than everyone else and becomes a bully. Cally ends up losing his most prized possession as a result, his beloved unicorn horn. Just saying “sorry” won’t get it back. He has to change his ways and earn his horn back. He must do good deeds and find the deeds on his own. Will Cally get his golden horn back? This is a tale of vanity, bullying, consequences, bravery, discovery, and redemption. Cally realizes that what he thought was his most prized possession isn’t as important as what is on the inside. Vicki Dean Mayhew grew up along the Rio Grande River Valley. “I played in alfalfa fields and apple orchards, sang with the birds, and rode my horse along the irrigation ditches of the bosque. I still live in my hometown. New Mexico has the bluest skies and prettiest sunsets you have ever seen. We have beautiful forests and deserts, and an incredibly diverse population consisting of people of many cultures.” She adds, “I was bullied as a child, as many of us have been. I thought it would be a good idea to write a book about bullying and reach children at a young age to teach them the consequences.”