Children learn so much at a young age when they are read to. It opens up a whole new world that is beyond what they see every day. It dives into their unrealized imaginations and gives them ideas of where they can begin to discover who they are and what dreams they might have in the future.
A book is one of the most single greatest gifts you can give a child. Reading to them is the second best. Time together, turning the pages, looking at the illustrations and learning what this story has to give.
As a children’s author, I hope to give my early learners adventurous information in a variety of entertaining ways. I want to give them a lesson of value as they explore what merely seems like a fun adventure.
Some of my short stories are in poetic form because I am also a composer. I started with ‘Twas the Mouse Before Christmas’ in 2013. I had a little Christmas mouse who wanted to give by baking cookies for Santa. In the story Herald is a busy little mouse working very hard to make Christmas wonderful for everyone around him. You’ll find a great cookie recipe in this book and a suggestion to bake on Christmas Eve, set the cookies out for Santa and go to bed early.
“The Christmas Animals Used by God” is an interactive poetic story of Mary and Joseph’s journey to Bethlehem. It is a fun biblical account where children get to walk along with the Donkey, and knock at the inn keepers door and make the sound of the animals in the manger as they greet the newborn baby Jesus. Many of these stories are also translated into Spanish by my sister Cindy Dabney Reyes.
All these stories are found on Amazon
My newest story was launch in April of 2020, during Covid-19 , which means it has not had a chance to be presented personally, YET! but it is a wonderful story of friendship and encouragement through difficult times. You can get “Butterfly Dreams, A Friendship Takes Flight” from local Little Rock publisher Erin Wood by going to etaliapress.com
Thank you for supporting me, local author and teacher . I look forward to a time to present story time in person, until then, please find me singing and reading for children on my YouTube channel dabohana.