Gryphon House Releases Never, Ever Serve Sugary Snacks on Rainy Days, rev. ed.

House, Inc.
has released the beautifully updated gift book of
inspirational quotes and photos for educators, Never,
Ever Serve Sugary Snacks on Rainy Days and Other Words of Wisdom for
Teachers of Young Children
. The award-winning publisher
of early childhood resources redesigned the 6-inch-square book with
bright photos on each page accompanying the whimsical quotes from
veteran author Shirley
Raines, EdD

Raines developed the book as a lighthearted celebration of teaching that
both new and experienced teachers can enjoy. Some of her favorites pages
include “Wear sunglasses outside, so you can pretend not to see
everything that happens on the playground,” and “Dream a lot. Dream what
the children in your classroom can become.”

“The advice tips are funny, some serious, some poignant, and all are
thought-provoking,” Raines said. “The photos and words of inspiration in Never,
Ever Serve Sugary Snacks on Rainy Days
are perfect for beginning
teachers and reminders for experienced educators.”

Raines has a rich history in education, from being a classroom teacher
to becoming the first woman to serve as president of the University of
Memphis. She has previously published the Story
series of books and Tell
it Again! 2
, which are beloved favorites in many classrooms.

Never, Ever Serve Sugary Snacks on Rainy Days will be widely
available April 1, 2017. The book is available for pre-order now. To
request a free excerpt or e-galley copy, contact

ISBN 978-0-87659-718-7; 184 pp.; PB; $12.95

About the Author

Raines, EdD
, is now president emerita and spends her time speaking,
consulting, training, and writing. Previously she was the vice
chancellor for academic services and dean of the college of education at
the University of Kentucky in Lexington. She is a former classroom
teacher, Head Start director, and childcare-center director. Raines
holds a doctorate in education from the University of Tennessee in
Knoxville, where she also earned her MS degree.

About Gryphon House, Inc.

House, Inc.
, is an award-winning publisher of resource books for
parents and teachers of children from birth through age eight. Filled
with developmentally appropriate and easy-to-use strategies, Gryphon
House books provide parents and teachers with the tools they need to
bring the joy of learning to young children.


Gryphon House, Inc.
Anna Wilmoth, 336-712-3480