S. J. McKenney wrote this manuscript as a second grade, an award-winning student at Morgan Elementary School in Rialto, California. At the time she was a member of the Student Council, class Valedictorian, a prize-winning writer of short stories, and one of the youngest participants in the Challenger Space Program for GATE students. Her favorite activities included mimicking animals, among them dogs, horses, panthers, and bears. Her hobbies were reading, skating, and playing video games. She most enjoyed playing with her dogs, Brutus and J. C.
This statement was written by her dad, Michael in 1999.
S. J., as an adult currently resides in Texas. She still loves to read, write, play video games, and loves her dogs. Her mother saved this manuscript and gently requested that S. J. refresh it for other children to enjoy.