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Kelowna’s very own author, David Allen, launched his first book earlier this morning with a signing and on-site reading at Wentworth Music.
His book, titled A Song for Swinging, is about two Gibbons who display a happy, healthy and harmonious lifestyle. Their overall good nature sets a good example for David’s young readers.
David was inspired to write the book when his children discovered their love for Gibbons.
“It all started one afternoon with my kids before nap-time; we were sitting together on our cozy rocking chair reading a new book about primates,” says Allen. “They both fell in love with the page about gibbons and, every time we read that book, they couldn’t wait to see them again.”
David has an extensive background in music and because of this, he chose to include an original bedtime lullaby within the story.
David created Good Natured Books in order to have complete creative control over his publishing.
“From start to finish it took about two years to write. I have a plan for an entire series of books that are going to follow the same themes of healthy living and being good-natured,” states David.
The children who attended the book reading thoroughly enjoyed the pictures that David illustrated himself.
The rhyming verse and silly nature of the primates will surely keep any child entertained.
To buy David’s book click here.