Sending your child off to school can be nerve-wracking. We have been feeling it for months. All parents wonder whether their child will have a good teacher, if they will they learn, and whether they will make friends. As parents of Jack, a kid who has special needs, we have felt all of those things. But we have additional layers of anxiety. Will Jack be safe at school? Is the school ready for Jack?
But the main reason Jon wrote a book about Jack? So his classmates will catch a glimpse of his life and want to know more about him. We all know kids are curious. They can be scared of new things. Like all of us, they can be judgmental, too. But we also know they are very open to learning if only someone can explain things to them.
So Jon started to wonder last spring - how could he tell Jack's story in a way that made his eventual classmates understand his disabilities and appreciate the boy we know and love? What came out of that idea was a children's book, written and illustrated by Jon, that puts a super fun superhero twist on Jack's story.
He started out by writing the story, a simple narrative that rhymes in a way kids will enjoy. Then, he drew the different characters and scenes.
|a little sneak peek of the inside!|
Even though the primary purpose of the book is to introduce Jack to his classmates, we decided to add two more goals as we roll out the book. We have made the eBook available to anyone on Amazon to 1) help you talk about differences with your own kids and 2) raise money for a disability swing at Jack's school, something that will be around for years to come.
Again, I am so, so excited to share this with you! Thanks in advance for your interest and generosity. We hope you enjoy it as much as Jon enjoyed putting it together!
(You can purchase the book HERE!)