Vikram and his mother, Reemaa, are regular participants of the summer activities held at the Family Fun Tent sponsored by the Millennium Park Foundation at Millennium Park in Chicago. On July 18, they participated in my storytelling of The Hairy Hand Visits. As a result, Vikram received a free copy of my book. I want to point out that my storytelling performance of The Hairy Hand Visits is somewhat different than the book. Nevertheless, Vikram “loved” my book so much that he wanted it to be a part of his school’s summer project of book reviews. He gave me FIVE stars.
As a new author, children’s reviews are the ones that matter most to me because I wrote this book for them. Every October, I would perform The Hairy Hand Visits for my students. They liked it so much, they asked if the library had a copy of it. Each time I told them it was an original story I had created, they suggested I turn it into a book because they wanted to read it to their younger siblings. So, even though traditional publishers rejected it, I am fully satisfied that young readers truly enjoy it.
Thank you, Vikram! You are an inspiration!
Kudos Mama for instilling a love of reading in your child!