OWOSSO — Owosso author Julie Wenzlick finished penning her latest children’s picture book in February, not long before the coronavirus pandemic shut down local schools, keeping her away from her favorite audience: kids.
Retiring from teaching six years ago, Wenzlick quickly returned to the classroom with her books, and cutouts and stuffed animals based on characters. She would read the stories and teach students the songs and chants she’d composed to go with them.
Now, the viral outbreak has put her one-woman show on hold, though her new book, “The Dream War,” illustrated by Jaime Buckley, is still available for purchase and she is considering putting on livestreamed events.
“I’m very disappointed but, naturally, I want the children to be safe and me to be safe,” Wenzlick, 66, said. “I hope one day I get to go back to all my fun.”
Like three of her earlier five children’s books, “The Dream War” is a rhyming tale…