Leave a comment

The Jimmer Jammer Stories by K. Fredette

These are The Cheeksters and this is how they all came about…

I just wanted to give you a little history on them. This idea was first conceived when our son Jimmer was born back in 1989. My other son TJ was 7 at the time and when we brought Jimmer home, TJ was intrigued by the cheeks that Jimmer had and commented about them frequently. One day, because TJ knew that I liked to dabble in making different craft items, he said to me “Mommy you should make a doll that looks like Jimmer with his big cheeks, then you can call them ‘The Cheeksters’. Well at the time I just laughed and said it was a cute idea but didn’t really consider something like that until years later when Jimmer was about 5 or so and he still had those cheeks!

I decided to give it a try just for fun because I really enjoyed trying to create things. They first started out as a sock that I stuffed with cotton and drew a face on them. Then I decided that I wanted to put his big feet on them too so then the doll looked like a face with big cheeks and big feet (if you’ve seen Jimmer’s size 14 feet you’ll know why I wanted to add those on to the doll) and of course we used TJ’s idea for a name and called them The Cheeksters. The difference of how they looked back then and how they look now is how far I’ve come at perfecting them just the way I wanted them to look.

When we started we thought of 7 different characters. They were Jimmer Jammer, (of course for baby Jimmer), Talented TJ, Lovely Lindsay, Mischievous Michael, Sweet Suzy, Neat Ned, and Rapper Roberto, . When my son TJ was in high school and I had revisited the idea of trying to do something with the Cheeksters, I asked him to write a little poem that went along with each of those. Then we added Messy Marvin, Cool Calvin, Moviestar Monica, Curly Q Carla, and on and on. I probably have about 20 or 30 characters now and the sky is the limit with them.

Finally I decided to write a series of books about The Cheeksters. The main character is Jimmer Jammer and the title of the books will be called “The Jimmer Jammer Stories” with stories about the Cheekster characters. The stories will have a moral theme to it with Jimmer Jammer giving some advice to the young readers at the end. My son Jimmer didn’t even know that I was working on these books. He knew of the Cheekster dolls that I had all over the house during his growing years, but didn’t know about the books. I recently showed them to him. He approved and hopes that they do well.

So we hope that you and your children enjoy them.

To learn more or order the book:
http://bookstore.xlibris.com/Products/SKU-0121722017/The-Jimmer-Jammer-Stories.aspx

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Booky Thoughts and Me

Book reviews and pondering thoughts of a down to earth person

Roylco

Little Fingers Big Art

ArchangelTravel

This WordPress.com site is the bee's knees

ellisnelson

children's author

Page To Pixels

Celebrating creativity, whether it's words on a page or pixels on a screen!

valeriu dg barbu

©valeriu barbu

Time to Write

Ups and downs while writing my first novel

Daily (w)rite

A DAILY RITUAL OF WRITING

D.C. Rush Children's Books

Family Values - Lessons for Life

Jillian Chantal

Romantic Adventure with an International Flair

Trade News in Brief

International Economic Affairs & Relations / Regional & International Organizations / Global Commerce & Business

Book Reader Chronicles

From One Book Reader to Another

Victors Heroes

Real People; Real Heroes

Book Obsessed Shan in San Fran

This blog is dedicated to my love of reading :)

Natasha Metzler

learning to delight in a promise-making God

theflexifoodie.wordpress.com/

Delicious plant-based, whole food recipes & my healthy living tips!

Phillybookpick's Blog

GREAT BOOK PICKS -In the World of page turning thrillers !

What the Cat Read

Book reviews done by the felines in my life.

Be as One

Welcome--top posts above, new posts below; sample and enjoy!

ministerdeirdre

A fine WordPress.com site

The Adventures of Captain Crick, Superhero Blog

The Official Blog of "The Adventures of Captain Crick, Superhero" by Barbara Brown

Simple Tom

Some say I was born high. Others say i'm just simple :)

Route Blog

Books One Way Or Another

Eagle Eye Internet Video Productions

Affordable Videos For Your Website

Game4Learning

Fun Learning Resouces for Kids

FlightyPig

YA book reviews & more ...

A Little Blog of Books

Book reviews and other literary-related musings

Manon's maze

A labyrinth of art, fashion, movies and all my other obsessions

Parenting And Stuff

Not a "how to be a great parent" blog

Paper Engines

Cultural Critique, Art and The Musings of a Moral Mad Scientist

THE RIVER WALK

Daily Thoughts and Meditations as we journey together with our Lord.

Arrow Gate Publishing

Dedicated To Writers

Top 10 of Anything and Everything!!!

Animals, Gift Ideas, Travel, Books, Recycling Ideas and Many, Many More

The Seeker's Dungeon

Troubling the Surf with the Ocean

Crafted in Carhartt

about women who do amazing things

readful things blog

colourful language, colourful opinions

Waking Brain Cells

"I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells." — Dr. Seuss

Books: The Cheapest Vacation You Can Buy

A blog dedicated to both giveaways and reviewing books, since they are "the cheapest vacation you can buy," as Charlaine Harris once said.

Sty of Books

Book Review Updates on Mondays. DTMK on Tuesdays. Everything else will find its time.

The Book Addicts

We Eat, Breathe, Dream, and Live Books. Join Us.

%d bloggers like this: