The Adventures of Giving at Plank Books is dedicated to helping children understand the importance of giving back to those in need starting at a young age. We are passionate about guiding and enriching the lives of those around us through education, giving, and public speaking.
As a teacher, I love the way the title of the book was repeated throughout the story. It keeps young minds engaged and having fun along the way.
-Sarah H, Mom of 3 and Teacher
I predict this is a book that will be asked to be reread often. The message of sharing is meaningful. Woven within the cute story are fun characters and bold illustrations.
-Doug P, Father, Grandfather and Story Reader
As an early education teacher, I am thrilled to find this sweet book. Its message about giving, along with its colorful illustrations, provide a platform for understanding true compassion and generosity.
-MaryBeth P, Teacher
An adorably sweet book about sharing. Your kids are going to love it. The illustrations are bright, fun, and colorful. Kindness and sharing go hand in hand. I recommend this book. Your kids will have fun learning to make daily decisions. Yet, ultimately, they will learn the importance of friendship and the power of sharing.
This was a cute and short book with lots of opportunities for interaction. The pictures were colorful and vibrant. This would be a good tool to teach children about sharing and routines.
A fun story about how the squirrel loves different pants for different activities.Good option for fashion driven kids!
Jane & Katelyn Plank
Plank Books is founded by Jane and Katelyn. We want children to learn the importance of sharing with those in need through the Giving Adventures of Sam the Squirrel and other animal friends to come.
We both have a passion for helping others to believe in themselves, reach their goals, and give back to their communities. We met by doing this work professionally, now we are married and combining our personal and professional experience to teach children about these same topics.
When we first moved in together we combined our laundry and had a lot of pants. We shared a closet and we kept having the same exchange: “are these my pants?” “No, these are my pants.” We started to laugh and thought it sounded like a children’s book. Our nephews and nieces immediately became enamoured of the phrase and would chant it back to us and it became a fun joke. We decided this was the perfect opportunity to share a lighthearted but important message about giving with all generations.
Jane, a former childhood star of the movie The Mighty Ducks, now has the opportunity and passion to bring joy again to a new generation of children. Katelyn always found herself at the top of all of the reading competitions as a child and can’t wait for the Giving Adventures series that includes These Are My Pants to shape the lives of kids everywhere.
Jane and Katelyn, originally from the Midwest, now live in Arizona with their two rescue dogs Cody and Mavie. They have the opportunity to continue the giving movement by donating 20% of their proceeds to Goodwill of Central and Northern Arizona. Thank you for being a part of the mission of giving!
These Are My Pants
White Wolf Branding Solutions
Thank you to White Wolf for printing our book locally!
Simon's Hot Dogs
Thank you Simon's for your local
support of our virtual launch party!