Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Samuel McCoy, The Askingest Boy
Well, we did it! Burt and I wrote and illustrated a book together.
And speech therapists LOVE our book. It's a great book to read aloud.
Samuel McCoy is a little boy who loves to ask lots of questions about animals, but the thing is - he asks them in rhyme! To get some relief from the constant rhyming questions his family takes him to the zoo, where he meets a red kangaroo who acts as his guide and can talk to Samuel, also in rhyme! Samuel questions many of the zoo animals but gets no response. His last question is directed to the crocodile,who swims up very close to Samuel with an answer, but Samuel leaps away just in time. The red kangaroo makes Sam realize that his animal questions are "dumb", but that sensible questions asked at home or in school are perfectly fine. "Now their evenings are peaceful and so are their days. Mom, Dad, Sis all love Samuel... he just went through a phase."
Go to Amazon.com, click on books, type in Samuel McCoy, and buy our book. It's 50 pages of fun reading. Suitable for kids from 3-11. $12.95