Beaufort resident writes children's book, 'Mr. Puddle'

abredeson@islandpacket.comOctober 21, 2013 

  • MR. PUDDLE

    "Mr. Puddle" is a children's book written by Beaufort resident Kim Harmon. It can be purchased on www.kimmiebooks.com. Harmon will be signing copies of the book during Penn Center's Heritage Days Celebration between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nov. 9 at the center on St. Helena Island.

Kimberly Harmon said she never imagined writing books. She's more of a comedian than a writer.

"I always tell stories," the Beaufort resident said. "And I'm always joking and making people laugh."

A utilization management clerk for the Naval Hospital Beaufort, Harmon recently published a children's book called "Mr. Puddle." This was her second book. The first one was "The Diary of a Minister's Mistress."

As you'd expect, Mr. Puddle is a puddle of water. He felt like he was a burden to everyone, Harmon said.

"People always say I wet their clothes and shoes," he says in the book.

But Mr. Puddle's friend, Little Miss Raindrop, helps him see how important he is. Mr. Doggy appreciates him because he drinks from him. Little Miss Bird likes him too. And a boy named Little Red, inspired by Harmon's son who goes by "Red," loves jumping in the puddle.

Harmon said her cousin, who is a teacher, read the book to her kindergarten students. She said her cousin told her it started to rain when she was reading the book. One of her students ran to the window and said, "Oh my gosh. Mr. Puddle is on the ground."

"The kids love it," Harmon said. "I want them to enjoy it."

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