Evolved Publishing brings you the fourth of the "Bird Brain Books" by Emlyn Chand, "Tommy Goes Trick-or-Treating." This children's picture book, with full color illustrations by artist Noelle Giffin, is for kids 3 to 6 years old.~~~~~~~~~~Tommy is a mischievous little woodpecker who loves to fly to the edge of the forest and watch the people in the nearby suburb. One evening, something strange and exciting happens--people emerge from their houses wearing costumes and carrying colorful buckets with smiling faces on them. What's even crazier is that they shout a special codeword while standing outside of each house, and are given delicious-looking candy.Tommy simply must join in the fun. He and his friend, Michael the raccoon, fashion their own costumes and head off to join in the festivities. Thanks to Tommy's knock-knocking beak and Michael's quick paws, the duo is able to heist many a candy bar from the unsuspecting homeowners and children.But are they missing out on the true spirit of Halloween? There's only one way to find out: join Tommy and Michael in their trick-or-treating adventure, in this special holiday edition of the color-illustrated Bird Brain Books.read more
My name is Emlyn, and I emerged from the womb with a fountain pen clutched in my left hand–and that’s totally a true story. Reading Harold and the Purple Crayon as a child changed my life, opening my eyes to the world that could exist if only I was willing to create it. I’ve never forgotten that lesson. In fact, I wrote and illustrated my first kid’s books at the age of 8, as a gift to my younger brothers, which means I have almost 20 years of experience as an author (thank you very much).
When I’m not writing, I run a large book club in Ann Arbor and am the president of author PR firm Novel Publicity.
I’ll be starting out with the Evolved Publishing team with 3 picture books for children 4-6 years old: HONEY THE HERO (about an intrepid parakeet), POPPY THE PROUD (starring a peacock, of course), and DAVEY THE DETECTIVE (featuring a curious crow). Yes, I do love birds, and with the great illustrations and inspiring stories these books will offer, I hope your kids will love them too.
I’ll be following up the children’s series with books for middle-graders, teens and adults–everything from YA to literary fiction. I love it all.read more