Los Angeles Child Author releases first book in conjunction with Children’s Book Week – The Durango Herald

Written as a mild distraction during the medical, racial and social turmoil of 2020, this comic book received early acclaim

LOS ANGELES, Calif., May 2, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Seven-year-old author Sammy Wallace will release his first rhyming children’s picture book, ‘I Slept In My Bed Last Night’ (ISBN 979 -8985784404; WF Publications), May 2, 2022, on the sidelines of Children’s Book Week.

Sammy, a first grade student at Sherman Oaks Elementary Charter School (Los Angeles), is thrilled to be part of this national literacy initiative. As a Children’s Book Week champion, he donates a book to all of his classmates and to several libraries in the San Fernando Valley. He wants to encourage other children to write books and hopes to inspire them.

“Kids make great authors because we know what other kids like,” Sammy said. “I think more kids should be writing books…they just need to be encouraged and told that it’s possible.”

Sammy created the book’s premise at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in Los Angeles. Due to school closures, Sammy kept his imagination busy and often made up stories with his grandmother.

Sammy’s grandmother, Dr. Gwendolyn Mukes, who transcribed the book for him, felt it was important to help Sammy find his literary voice while still maintaining a sense of wonder and imagination. “When we started this project almost two years ago, our country was going through turbulent times. With the onset of COVID-19 and the spotlight on racial bashing, we really wanted Sammy to just create fun, lighthearted stories,” Mukes said.

The book is a comedic story about a boy who finally decides to sleep in his bed. As he sleeps soundly, a mysterious monster awakens him from his dream. Confused as to exactly what the monster is and what it wants, the brave boy considers a series of possibilities as he attempts to unravel the mystery.

Early reviews call the book “funny, engaging, and delightful”. The book goes on sale May 2 through Amazon, Barnes & Noble (online), and select stores.

Learn more: https://www.wfpublications.com/

Learn more on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09YQGKD8C

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“I Slept in My Bed Last Night” by Sammy Wallace

Release date: May 2, 2022

Complete picture book 8.25 x 8.25, 34 pages

Published by WF Publications


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