So I’d gotten a call and an opportunity to write and publish a children’s book, which OF COURSE I’m totally going to try to do. Thought I could ask for some opinions and hopefully some help because HOW DO I WORD THESE THINGS BETTER!? I tried really hard to make this as child-friendly as possible, like…maybe 4-10??? I dunno if that’s a real range LOL, but yeah.
So the story is about FREE SPEECH! Very simplistic, though. The moral is that: “You don’t have to like the opinion/reason for it to be valid.” I’m not sure how else to word it and this story also doesn’t have a title or any illustrations yet. However, it is fully (I think) written. Unless someone points out I could maybe add something to it or possibly even omit something?
Anyways, this is the story:
In a very beautiful town, in a very lovely
home, a happy family lived. This family
had a mom, dad, son and daughter.
The boy’s name was Aaron. He loved
spending time with his sister, Shiran, as
well as playing games with her.
Shiran’s favorite games were about fast
racecars and Aaron’s favorite games
were about long, heroic journies.
Mom and Dad let the chilren play, but
not for too long. Games are fun, but
there should be time for other activities,
Aaron and Shiran also liked to play on
the swings and the jungle gym outside!
It feels good to play in the sunlight!
When the weekend was over, it was time
for the children to go to school, just like
all of you!
School could sometimes be tough, but
Mom and Dad assured their children,
“Work hard in school and you start a
path to success.”
And so, Aaron and Shiran worked hard
in school per their parents’ advice.
Aaron and Shiran also made friends.
Friends are great to have! You always
know you can count on true friends to
be there for you!
Aaron asked one of his friends, “Would
you like to come over to my house and
play video games with me?”
“Video games? No way!” Aaron could
not believe his ears!
Confused, Aaron asked his friend, “What’s
wrong with video games?”
“Video games aren’t cool! Video games
are weird. People who play video games
Aaron didn’t like this, not at all! “I’m not
lazy! I play video games because they’re
fun! But I play outside, too!” His friend
“I don’t want to be friends with a lazy
kid.” And Aaron’s friend walked away.
Aaron was not sad. Aaron was angry.
He was supposed to be able to count on
his friends! And he just walked away!
Aaron talked to Dad when he came home.
“I got into a fight with my friend today.”
Aaron told Dad the whole story.
After this, I’m thinking of a page of just illustration where he goes to bed, no words or anything, just a sleepy baby X’DD and that serves as a transition
The next day, Aaron met his old friend
again. He wanted to avoid him, but it
was not easy.
His friend said to him, “I am sorry for
what I said to you before.”
Aaron was confused. “I didn’t mean to
be mean to you. I just don’t like video
games. But I still want to be friends.”
“How can we be friends if you don’t
like the same things I do?”
“We don’t have to like the same things
to be friends! You like playing outside.
Let’s do that!” Aaron forgave his friend.
He realized that his friend’s opinion
was just as valid as his own. Aaron did
not like what his friend said at first.
However, Aaron does not have to like
his friend’s opinion for it to be valid.
He looked passed their differences
on the surface and looked deeper.
The differences in thought was what
was most important, for this is what
made each child truly unique.
Roast me, guys. (Also, just FYI, I tagged you because you guys do reviews or review type things and because I feel like this most likely won’t irritate you because we’re friends, right? X’DDDD if I was wrong, I’M SORRY! <3 <3 <3)