Meet the Author

 

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Dr. Sanji English

Are you really a doctor?

Well yes I am! But not the type of doctor you are probably thinking about. I don’t fix sick bellies or hurt fingers. I help children learn. So I guess you could say I take care of brains by making them as smart as they can possibly be.

What do you do all day?

I am a teacher, so I teach children all day long.

You teach lots of kids everyday. Do you have any of your own?

Yes I do. I have a 6 year old son and a 4 year daughter. They keep me very busy!

Wilma’s family seems like a lot of fun. Is your family fun?

Is it…We are often too much fun! My husband, children, and I are all quite silly. We enjoy one another’s company very much.

Wilma and Fred get on each other’s nerves. Do you have a brother that annoys you?

Actually, I don’t. I have two sisters. One is older and one is younger. I got stuck in the middle. They are my very best friends in the whole wide world! When we were younger we got on one another’s nerves just like Wilma and Fred do. It is just a part of growing up I suppose. I did however get a lot of ideas from watching my son and daughter interact with each other.

What is something people don’t know about you?

I am a nighthawk. I have a really bad habit about not going to bed on time. I am trying to do better!

What is you favorite food?

I love chocolate chip cookies. I like to think of myself as a chipologist.

What is your favorite color?

I love red just like Wilma!

What do you like most about yourself?

My hair of course! I also like how comfortable I am in my own skin. I love me some me!

If you could meet anyone in the world, who would it be?

That is a really tough question because the world is full of great people but it would have to be either Barack Obama or the ever lovely Oprah Winfrey.

What do you like to do for fun?

Believe it or not, I am a real homebody. I love to put on my favorite pair of pajamas, fix my favorite snack, and watch movies all day long with my other best buddy, my husband.

Do you have any hobbies?

I love to read and write of course. In fact, my friends at school used to tease me about writing all the time. I also like to travel to lands far away. I really like experiencing life in other places. I just can’t stay too long because I get homesick.

Where is the farthest place you have ever traveled?

Tokyo, Japan. I had a ball!

What is your favorite book?

When I was a little girl I absolutely adored the book Cheese, Peas, and Chocolate Pudding by Betty Van Witsen. I loved it so much that my teacher gave me the class copy. I still have it on my shelf today. I also love all the books written by Helen Lester.

If you could tell children anything, what would you say?

Dream big, stay focused and always be happy to be yourself even on the days when you think that is a hard thing to do.