Hi, I'm Dantes, the author of a new series of illustrated children’s books about a little sparrow named "Too".
When my publisher’s initially asked me to write a biography for Smashwords, I conformed and wrote the usual public relations blurb. However after I reviewed the piece, it felt impersonal and wrong. Instead, I wanted to take this opportunity to express how and why Children’s literature is and always will be important to me.
Due to my father’s job, my early years were spent running barefoot around the wildernesses of the world and though it gave me a rich appreciation of “Bonne Terre” - literacy came a little later than most. Yet every night literature was still there, with either my mother or father reading a bedtime story.
Concerned with my education, my parents made the hard decision to ship me off to boarding school. During those first long nights away from home, I suffered incredible homesickness and that’s when I discovered the magic of words. Reading the same books I had heard at bedtime somehow made me feel closer to home and in those familiar paragraphs my pangs slipped away. To this day good books are still both my joy and my solace.
“The Adventures of Too” book series is my thank you to children’s literature and it carries only one hope, that a new generation of readers feel the same lasting connection to books as I do.
by E Dantes
COLOR PICTURE BOOK
It’s that magical time of year,
When something new appears.
Some say it comes with the storks,
Others, with bumble-bee walks.
Yet, whether it’s the bird or bees,
A family tree, was no longer three.
And a nest was about to grow…
…Too! Was becoming a big bro.
The Little Sparrow Named Too
by E Dantes
“Sparrows are too small to reach for the skies,
Our wings are smaller than some butterflies”.
So begins the first adventure of Too Sparrow, an inventive yet wilful little bird who refuses to accept physical boundaries and dreams big despite his diminutive size. Using and exploring the environment around him, Too develops and builds an idea to fulfil his dreams, which his Mom who concerned about
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