“What’s toothpaste made of?”, “The moon is following me!”, “What’s bigger than infinity?”, “My shadow keeps copying me!”
Just some of the brilliant questions and observations made by children everyday which could easily be titles for the perfect Picture Book.
I always liked reading but never obsessed about it until I was forced into it by my first child. He was terrible to get down at night unless he had 3 stories read to him beforehand. So of course I obliged and in the process started my own obsession with picture books.
My stories firstly aim to engage the child. Something that they can immediately relate to or feel like they have some sort of emotional attachment. But I then intertwine some hidden messages, or scientific facts which may not be recognizable upon the first read. Hopefully there is even something in it to encourage the reader/teacher to look more closely at the subject.
My aim is not only to produce a riveting story, but hopefully lead the child to learn more about a particular fact, story, or date. My other aim is world peace!
Below are some facts about me that are utterly useless when deciding if you like my stories or not;
- Master of Business (UTS)
- Born in the mid 70’s (a time when there were 9 known planets not 8)
- Resides in Jannali, NSW
- I can be reached through the Creative Kids Tales website
- Twitter - @daveytross