My son is an early reader, and ever since I published His Last Hope, he has been asking me, "When are you going to write a book for me?" So I did. I originally intended it to be a remake of The Ugly Duckling by Hans Christian Andersen, but Max developed a life and story of his own. He even has a theme song!
Being Max isn’t easy. He’s just so different from every other foal at the farm. Momma Milly Mare protects her baby and showers him with tons of love, convinced that what makes him different is what makes him special. Sure of his mother’s love, Max still struggles with being stared at by disapproving eyes. When all the other foals find themselves in danger, it’s Max who triumphs and shows them what makes him So very… Max!
So very... Max! explores the idea that the very things that make us 'different' from everyone else are also the things that make us 'special.' While it's not necessarily about people with special needs, it can be seen as an invitation for families to begin a discussion about those who do have special needs. It also encourages readers to learn to love themselves rather than change in order to be like everyone else.
Max is suitable for children as young as four years old and as old as middle school-aged. It's an interesting read for those who can read independently, as well as those who like to be read to. It's exclusively available on Amazon and at CreateSpace. Buy a paperback or Kindle copy for a reader in your life today!