If you only know me based on what you’ve read in my blog, you may be surprised to find that I would even be capable of writing an appropriate children’s book. Despite any misgivings you may have, I assure you I am capable of such. Allow me to bore you with my philosophy.
Ideally a book should unite families in calm togetherness that they may venture for a while outside the realm of worldly cares. A book should teach new words, inspire questions, conversation and laughter without boring anyone (in the case of this book “anyone” refers to parents) to too many tears.
I believe these to be true of all books, however, thick novels are often most satisfying when enjoyed silently and may not be ideal for family time. I also believe that whatever is written will be loved by some and hated by some. With a massive world population, rampant drug use and new psychoses being diagnosed everyday, one could find a willing audience for any sort of shenanigans if one tried hard enough. I say this as a sort of backup disclaimer. In other words I could have said “My description of my book as a means for families to come together and laugh and learn and be entertained is in no way a guarantee that you will experience these things when reading my book with your family. It is also in no way implied or inferred that if you don’t enjoy it you must be psychotic or filled with intoxicants.”
A brief description of the book here follows:
There isn’t much to be said. The title says it all. This is the story of a young boy who earns the nickname of Donkey Legs and then is knighted after accidentally saving the kingdom. Being a children’s book, I tried to keep the plot fairly simply so as not to overwhelm and kill interest. I tried to keep it from becoming too long and tedious. I hope I succeeded. I did, however, end on a cliffhanger. This is designed to inspire discussion about the ending and, hopefully, excitement for the next book, which will be available as soon as I sell enough copies of this one to be able to publish the next.
I would also like to mention that a portion of all royalties I receive from book sales will go towards programs whose goal is the enrichment and strengthening of the family, which I believe is the backbone of any civilization. I will also work toward assisting families who are in need of food, clothing and etc.
It is time again to bid you Adieu and A don’t.
Adieu…Purchase the book to enjoy with your children and/or recommend it to someone who might like to enjoy it with theirs. By doing so you’ll help me help families. It is available at xlibris.com, amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com in paperback and e-book formats. If you like you can friend me on facebook for updates on new books and amusing generalities when the updates are few. Search for William Ennis if you find yourself inclined to do this.
A don’t…feel pressured to buy or share it. I’m not a natural salesman and now feel guilty for this semi self-serving request.