Retired Traer teacher publishes children’s book

New book by Susan K. Ewoldt

Traer resident, retired teacher, and author Susan K. Ewoldt has written an adorably illustrated story about two dogs who learn about respect and being kind, “Huxley and Howard.”

Published by Dorrance Publishing Co., “Huxley and Howard” is a 30-page hardcover book based on Ewoldt’s grand pup Huxley and a friend’s family dog, Howard. The story highlights the importance of showing respect to all people and teaches children to always choose to be kind. Ewoldt feels this message is especially important today because of all the discrimination, violence, and hatred in our world.

“Huxley and Howard” features a cast of characters with unique physical characteristics. The publisher’s website describes the book as a simple story with the power to spark rich discussions about individual differences.

Ewoldt lives in Traer with her husband Dan. Ewoldt has two adult children, Andy and Emily, and four granddaughters. After thirty-five years as a teacher, Ewoldt recently retired but continues to tutor students, as literacy development is still her passion. Additionally, she enjoys crafting, reading, and going for long walks with her grand pup, Huxley.

Ewoldt attends the United Presbyterian Church, where she supports the youth ministry and is a member of the handbell choir. Ewoldt is also involved with two organizations that provide scholarships to local seniors: Dollars for Scholars and P.E.O. (Philanthropic Educational Organization)