When the cutest little owl you’ve ever seen can’t quite get the hang of flying, he is ready to give up. A sweet little girl finds him just after he has crashed, SMACK into a tree. Will he ever get the confidence he needs to take to the skies?….
Find out in the #1 Amazon Best Seller from the Awkward Owl Readers Series. Perfect bedtime story for your cute little one.
Awkward Owl Readers are illustrated books for kids age 3 and up ~ perfect for preschool and early readers. The books have a universal appeal to all kids (even grown-ups like them!), but are great for reluctant readers. They are written specifically with simple text and images to appeal to Autistic, Asperger, ADHD and sensory overload kids. From The Awkward Owl learning a lesson about confidence to Lester the Laddiebug discovering how to deal with bullies, there is something for everyone in an Awkward Owl Reader!
Targeted Age Group: Preschool
Book Price: 2.99
How is Writing In Your Genre Different from Others?
Writing for preschool is actually very limiting. You have very few words and illustrations to make your story come alive so you need to use them wisely. Writing for autism is a challenge because the spectrum is so broad, but I try to focus on common themes such as confidence, bullying, friendship, etc…
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
I could not do it if I did not enjoy it. I love the feeling of getting lost in the story and the process of writing it down. It also helps that I have a captive (although willing) audience at my house that listen and give feedback.
Shawnda Blake is the Author and Illustrator of six children’s books with more on the way. As the mom of an Asperger boy, she is using her talents to create books that appeal to children with Autism. Mrs. Blake has a BA degree in History, a BS degree in Computer Information Systems and an MA degree in Information Science and Learning Technology. She has written technical documentation and manuals as well as developing educational curriculum for both the classroom and online instruction while teaching college-level computer programming courses.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
Necessity is the mother of invention…and with a son on the autism spectrum I couldn’t find books that he would be willing to sit and read, and Awkward Owl Books were born.