How far is far? Kids have the way of asking the most amazing questions...and we don't always have the answers. The book I'm presenting today takes exactly one of those situations and teaches kids about some interesting, very high places in our world and beyond.
This educational book is great for kids from age 5 and up and explores science, math, geography, and history.
We spent the day walking around, watching the birds, squirrels and dogs (when you are 5-minutes from home, you get the occasional dog-walkers).
She asked me a million questions like: how old are the trees? Is the lake bigger than the ocean? If snails die, do they get buried with their home (her words). I was able to answer all of them, or at least make up some good answers using common sense.
After dinner, we laid down on our sleeping bags and watched the sky. We saw the millions of stars out there and I started telling her about our galaxy and how, in our solar system, every planet orbits the sun. Then, I moved on to talk about galaxies that are much further than the sun. And even though the sun is high above the earth, the other stars are much further away from us. She seemed puzzled about the whole distance thing and then asked me that one question I was not able to answer immediately- “Daddy, can I be taller than the sun?”
I was stunned for a couple of seconds because I had no straight answer to give her. And it bugged me. Aside from an astronaut on a mission to another galaxy, which is possible, but has never been done before, is there another way to go beyond the sun? And then it hit me and the wheels in my brain started spinning. I decided to turn it into a story, which I’m happy to share with you. It’s called ‘Far Beyond the Sun’ and it talks about a boy who wanted to be higher than the sun and that wish takes him on a journey through history, geography, math, and science as he finds the way to achieve his goal.
On Squeedeal.com (you can get a personal note from me to your child and I will donate part of the proceeds to a nonprofit that supports children who do not have access to education):
All About the Author...
A tech marketer and entrepreneur by day - a writer and musician by night, Dolev started writing children’s books after his first child was born, as his children provide endless sources of inspiration. Their imagination takes him back to when he was a kid, connecting between unrelated things and blending them into a story. As a parent, he uses the same method in his stories, each time with a different message that will help children overcome the obstacles of life they have to cope with.
Dolev is also the founder of Squeedeal.com, an online e-commerce platform that supports nonprofit organizations.
Dolev resides in North Carolina with his wife and two children.
His next two books are in production now:
Milo the Albino Dino – about accepting the unique and different
The Neighbor’s Ferrari – about materialism and finding the joy of life