It is TIME...once again!My first children's book is now AVAILABLE on AMAZON!
It is for ages 4 and up...adults included! The characters are based upon the characters within my young adult novels with a great message of finding truth and making friends no matter your differences.
The book is dedicated to my grandson, Avery, who asked me at 4 years old, "Grandpa, can you write me a book?"
I responded, "Why yes I can!"
That is how it all started. I wrote the story but didn't have the pictures to go with it. God arranged that part when Jill and I went on a missions trip to the Philippines. It was there that one of the team members, who we had never met, worked for over 20 years with Disney, Hasbro, and others. He graciously said, "Yes, contact me when we get back to the states."
Now the book is complete! You can buy a copy on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and other retail book stores or you can contact me for an autographed copy to be mailed to you.
Here is Avery and me holding the proof copy of the book!
Seth Weinberg is the illustrator and an amazing man of God. He nailed every aspect of the story with minimal changes needed. Each image he sent me was exactly how I had envisioned it but even better. He took it to the next level.
Here is the process we went through:
Step 1- I gave him the description of the picture for each page. Here is what I told him for page 5 of the book: "Picture of Bridazak’s friends. Spilf and Dulgin walking on a dirt path through grassy field and flowers." I gave him some minor descriptions of the characters to begin with.
This is the initial sketch he sent me...
The book is 50 pages. Seth masterfully created 25 images just as breathtaking as this one. He also created the book cover as well.
Here is the link to the Amazon page to buy the book. It is $14.99 on Amazon and it will be sure to please the young ones and also take the adults on a nice little adventure themselves.
The Unfriendly Dragon Amazon Link
You can contact me via email if you would like an autographed copy of the book. I will be selling autographed copies for only $12 plus $4 shipping.
The Unfriendly Dragon has gotten great reviews from several teachers who received an early copy for review. Here is what they are saying:
“You have captured the importance of making friends in Kindergarten or any grade level for that matter; especially the transition years (Kindergarten, Jr. High and High School, college, new school etc.). I was also able to imagine sitting at circle time and reading aloud to my Kinder/First Grade students, The Adventures of Bridazak and Friends: The Unfriendly Dragon by Brae Wyckoff.”
Masters of Education,
Elementary School Teacher
“What a great book! The pictures are fantastic. They capture what the words are saying perfectly. It's a great way to point out to children that even though we are different we still need to treat others the way we want to be treated. Great read!”
Preschool Teacher (10+ years)
“The Adventures of Bridazak and Friends: The Unfriendly Dragon is children’s fantasy picture book that follows the journey of do-gooders Bridazak and friends to reconcile true friendship in the Everwood Forest. With some charm and magical descriptions, young readers will delight in the legendary characters and vivid illustrations. A great read-aloud, especially in a group setting. I would highly recommend this book to anyone teaching the importance of how to make new friends and celebrating differences.”
Licensed Utah Elementary Educator
You can also purchase my young adult novels that are winning tons of awards and getting great reviews!
Paperback, ebook, and audiobook