"The Adventurous Squirrels of Cool Waters Cove," by Steve Whysel is a children's story told through a family of squirrels that teaches about diversity.For eighty-one-year-old Steven Whysel, his writing of his book “The Adventurous Squirrels of Cool Waters Cove” was a dream come true and a gift for his grandchildren. Teaming up with fifteen-year-old illustrator Quinn Chavez, the book is now available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other retailers.
New Orleans, LA, USA - October 16, 2020 - Author Steven Whysel has done many things during his eighty-one years, but nothing compares to the joy he received when he published his first book last month. “The Adventurous Squirrels of Cool Waters” is a children’s book about a family of squirrels. Not only is it amazing that Whysel wrote and published his first book at eighty-one-years-old, but also the fact that the illustrator, Quinn Chavez, is fifteen. “I put an ad on Craig’s List to find an illustrator,” Whysel said. “I had no idea the person I hired and wanted to illustrate my story was a teenager. His sample illustrations were amazing, and I knew I wanted him as the illustrator. I think we make quite the pairing.”
As a young father and grandfather, Whysel has loved telling stories to his loved ones extemporaneously. During the COVID Pandemic, his wife and muse, Wendy, convinced him to put one of his stories into print. Whysel said, “I love telling stories, and I consider myself an animal whisperer, so it seemed natural to write about a family of squirrels.” In an interview with Dr. Melissa Caudle, bestselling author, and social media influencer, Whysel said, “What sets me apart from most other writers in my genre is, I believe, my ability to see and verbalize this story through the eyes of a five-year-old.”
ABOUT THE BOOK
The Adventurous Squirrels of Cool Waters Cove: A Children’s Animal Picture Book for Ages 2-8.
The Adventurous Squirrels of Cool Waters Cove is about a squirrel family living in a forest who joins an all animal forest circus. Not only do they and the reader have a fun-filled adventure, but they learn some valuable lessons during that experience. They learn that animals of different colors and sizes can have fun together, and that practice builds their confidence to try new activities. Important lessons for kids ages 2-8.
The Adventurous Squirrels of Cool Waters Cove is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other retailers.
Whysel looks forward to the day that the Pandemic is no longer a threat so he can share his story in person to the young children. For now, Whysel has provided at no charge a full video of his story to non-profits.
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