My first children’s book, Can I Keep Them? I Mean…May I Please, was published in November although it was not actually available for sale until two days before Christmas. A few weeks later Michael Wolff’s book, Fire and Fury, was published ahead of time and immediately became a best seller on the New York Times list! Oh, for just a fraction of…
Oh well. Here is a synopsis:
Little Owen has a dilemma: After rescuing two kittens in a nearby wooded area of the neighborhood, his fathers have told him that he may keep only one. But which one? Owen loves both Izzy and Whitey. The boy learns about caring for pets as well as civic responsibility for feral cats in the neighborhood. He also gets to know his neighbor, the mean Mrs. Williams. Ironically, it is through their developing friendship that Mrs. Williams and Owen share secrets that lead him to decide which kitten he should keep. Bruce K. Hanson, the author and illustrator of this charming children’s book, spins a child’s tale intended for sensitive and open-minded parents and their children. The readers will delight in the surprises of the story, and the endearing watercolor illustrations that accompany the text.
I have written this child’s tale for children with same-sex parents and same-sex partners and their children. My approach was to make the gay fathers simply a natural occurrence and the focus of the story.
I hope that you might investigate my new book. I also illustrated it with water-color paintings. It was published by Salt Water Media. Stephanie Fowler, who owns the publishing company, is an amazing publisher. I met her when she interviewed me on her podcast after my book, For the Record: Confessions of Vinyl-Soundtrack Junkie was published in 2016. Here is a link to Amazon.com where Can I Keep Them is selling from $15.99 to $19.99.
And here is a link to Barnes and Noble where it is selling for $12.99.
Thanks for looking and Happy New Year!