“I Want to Pet the Fish: Abey Visits the Aquarium” is another installment in the
Abey Adventures. Abey loves the creatures of the sea. He loves little fish and
big fish. He loves clown fish and sword fish and many others. This book
recounts Abey’s family’s visit to the aquarium where Abey and his siblings
learned a whole lot about marine life. For curious Abey who loves animals and
loves to show his affection by petting them, the experience at the aquarium was
most delightful when he finally got to pet a sea creature.
Targeted Age Group:: 3-8
How is Writing In Your Genre Different from Others?
To write for children, means to understand children. It is to give voice to a language that will resonate with kids, and inspire their imagination and promote their love for reading
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
Let your imagination flow and write. If you have a story to tell – tell it.
Mark Eichler is the father of six wonderfully unique and different children. He loves spending time with his kids, teaching them to ride a bike or catch a ball, going on family trips or just talking. His favorite time of the day is story time (and not because it comes right before bedtime, although that doesn’t hurt). Reading to the kids, as they snuggle up to him on the couch or in bed is a favorite activity. During the last few years, mainly due to one his children’s dislike of the over 100 children’s books they have at home, Mark has been writing his own stories — some based on experiences of the family others completely fictional — and reading them to his kids in the evenings. After some urging and convincing by family members, Mark decided to share those stories (as well as create some new ones) so that more kids can enjoy story time with their moms and dads.