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June 20, 2013

Local author debuts with colorful children’s storybook, ‘Goin’ To Pap’s’

“What a bargain grandchildren are! I give them my loose change, and they give me a million dollars’ worth of pleasure.” — Gene Perret

TERRE HAUTE — First-time author Aaron Byrd has discovered and lived the truth about these words by comedy writer Gene Perret. Now, Byrd wishes to share with his readers — grandparents, parents and children everywhere — that same joy and pleasure through his newly published colorful children’s picture book, “Goin’ To Pap’s.”

“I was enjoying the opportunity to care for my granddaughter while her parents were working. I thought the activities we did each day would make a good story. So I wrote it down,” said the retired Vigo County teacher. “I always thought it was interesting how she thought she was helping me do my chores … smelling flowers, feeding birds and fish, etc.”

“Goin’ To Pap’s” is a short narrative that tells about the joy and appreciation of being with loved ones and how relationship is built in having quality moments spent together.

With grandfather, Pap, and the granddaughter, Kerrigan, as the main characters, the book is specifically about relationships between a grandfather and his granddaughter as he teaches her about nature and caring for animals.

These lively and learning interactions take place in a back yard and a neighborhood.

“I think the total focus on the care of the granddaughter without distractions is important. So many people don’t really make time for their children. We so move fast in today’s society that it shows the rewards that come with actually paying attention to one another. I know many of today’s children are being raised by their grandparents for various reasons. I think this shows the joy that can be found in that responsibility,” Byrd said.

In the book, Byrd has creatively crafted a tale that comes from his heart and leaves readers with a good feeling of sharing love between two people in simple yet meaningful daily activities.

“This work was truly one I experienced in real life. What a blessing it was,” Byrd said.

For more information, visit www.Xlibris.com.

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