Someone asked me why I started a children’s book series. The answer is simple. Education. Children are like sponges and they soak up everything around them, good or bad. It is my goal to have something where they can learn at every turn.
My grandson inspired me to write this series. He is an inquisitive little boy and the questions he asks are things that we can all use. He and I work together on each and every story. He tells me what he wants the book to be about and comes up with the scenarios. I do everything else.
I love the fact that he reads each book and even tells his friends about it. I have been getting feedback from children before the book is ever published. More importantly, parents have been reading the books with their children and a new communication opportunity has been opened up.
One parent said, “I like the fact that the story is simple, but the lesson is really important. I get to explain to my daughter the importance of the lesson in the book. She never realizes that she is being taught something. She just likes Leo and wants to do things like him. This is a wonderfully entertaining and teaching tool. Thank you…oh and your grandson!”
Another parent said that it was genius to write the books with my grandson. She said that way I will always address the things on the minds of children. I wholeheartedly agree and that has been the goal from the first book. We are just getting started, but look out for much more to come. Leo Learns will always be here to teach not only children, but adults as well.
LJ Thomas is an author, graphic designer and the creator and Host of Purely Positive. To learn more about her, visit www.purelypositiveshow.com
LJ Thomas wears many hats, but her passions are literary consultant, editing and hosting her show, Purely Positive. She has several books in publication and has been writing over 35 years. She provides author services which are all listed on her website www.asoral.org. She has edited books for [...]