MILITARY PICTURE BOOKS
recognizing the needs of the youngest who serve
Welcome to militarypicturebooks.com. We are the co-authors and the illustrator of
"When Mommy's Job Is Far Away" our picture book aims to strengthen bonds, and promote positive emotional health of military families during deployment. The book is a story of resilience and love about a family of foxes in
service to their country. We follow Mother Foxtrot through orders, preparation, deployment and reintegration.
Our book contains an entertaining story for children and weaves easy ideas, activities
and advice throughout for caregivers.
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The "Foxtrot Family" series hopes to grow and support all the
socio-emotional needs of military families with young children.
Jennifer Glancy (Goin)
Jennifer & Vonnette decided to write "When Mommy's Job is Far Away" because they believe that supportive material should come in an easy to read and understand format. Additionally, they sought to fill a need for children's literature which reflects the rapidly growing number of women in the military.
Jennifer was born and raised in Akron, Ohio. She has a Bachelors Degree in Educational Studies. She accepted a job as a military nanny. Living with the Monteith family became a grand adventure which lasted five years. In that period she moved with them four times Washington DC, Leavenworth KS, Watertown, NY and then finally to Alexandria, VA where she met her beloved husband Jeff. Jennifer now resides in sunny Riverview, FL. She loves singing, photography, teaching preschool, reading, theater, family and her puppies Oliver & Harper.
Vonnette is a busy mother of four children, proud veteran of the United States Army and professional chef/restaurateur. She lives in Watertown, NY just outside of FT. Drum (home of the 10th Mountain Division)
Born in Pasadena, California, Vonnette grew up in Silverton, Oregon. She went on to graduate from The United States Military Academy, West Point, NY in 1991.
Vonnette is a unifier, her sense of civic pride and devotion to God, family and community are underscored by the philanthropic undertakings, the positions of leadership she has held and the friendships she's made in the various communities she has called home. She enjoys travel and is a true citizen of the world. LTC (R) Vonnette Monteith retired from the US. Army in 2015 however her sacrifice and service will continue, her two eldest children have joined her in the family legacy of military service.