Interview with Tim Huff

Monday, November 19, 2007.

Tim HuffAdults face many challenges when helping children understand the world around them. Some choose to pretend that the world is without its struggles and rush their children past the realities of their communities. When it’s difficult to accept the world the way it is as an adult, it’s pretty much impossible to explain it to the next generation, the one that may be able to make things better.

On this edition of Just One More Book, Mark speaks with social worker and children’s book author and illustrator Tim Huff about his book The Cardboard Shack Beneath the Bridge. They talk about the struggles Tim faced in getting his book published and how adults can help children understand homeless people.

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Comment by Dave Bolender

November 20, 2007 @ 1:35 pm

Good job Tim. You have certainly been busier ~ than ever ~ since the release of the first book. Can you imagine, after the next one is released ~ for adults.

My family continues to keep you in our thoughts and prayers, as you deal with the many aspects of homelessness: street worker, advocate, staff trainer, fundraiser, consultant and now author.

I hope you will have some time to play in the snow this winter.

Comment by Tina Barlow

November 21, 2007 @ 9:04 pm

Great interview Tim and once again I’m very proud of you and all the interviews I’ve listened to and watched you do!

You’re a humble man with integrity – you’re authentic!

All the best with continued success of this book and the upcoming one.

Comment by Mary-Jean Rumball

November 22, 2007 @ 7:32 pm

Tim, this is great. I understand a lot more of what you have gone through to publish your first book.

We will be waiting for the next ones to arrive, with fewer birth pains we trust.

Your determination is a gift…hold on to it.

Comment by Chrystelle Panatier

December 1, 2007 @ 6:11 pm

Children are naturally curious about the world around them. They ask questions about what they see and we should always try to answer them as honestly as possible, being aware of our own opinions and values. When my 4 year old asked me why some people were on the street and not in their home, I did not know how to best answer his question. How could I make it age appropriate and non-stereotyping? I was like the parents you talked about; I wanted to avoid the subject. Your book sounds like a wonderful and honest way to present this social issue to children.

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