New Illustrated Children’s eBook Offers Kids
a Bedtime Story Wrapped
In A Timeless Truth
What children often have difficulty grasping is that they sometimes have to do what they don’t like — before they can do what they do like. This little secret is illuminated in I Don’t. I Don’t. I Do!, a new illustrated children's ebook from Hungry Mutt Productions.
The picture book, now available on Amazon, was written by former Tulane University Instructor Linda Cooper. She uses a classically repetitive rhythm to portray a day in the life of a young boy, showing the compromises he must make to get his heart’s desires.
The colorful illustrations by Jonathan R. Hodge, a graduate of the Columbus College of Art and Design, capture how sharing snacks, taking naps and taking turns are often prerequisites for going out to play, making friends and having fun.
The ebook, which makes a delightful bedtime story, enables children to see how their own little dilemmas might be solved. Its back pages contain a template that allows young readers to create their own personal I Don’t. I Don’t. I Do! scenarios.
Cooper, a former high school teacher, said her children inspired the idea for the book, “but the surprise was that so many adults could identify with its theme. They told me they don’t want to go to work or to exercise, but they do want a paycheck and good health. Dorothy Parker put it another way: ‘I don’t like writing. I like having written.’”
Hodge has also done medical illustrations for Stanford University and was a featured speaker at the 2012 Seventh International Conference on the Arts in Society in Liverpool, in conjunction with the Cultural Olympiad, an extension of the London Olympics. His portfolio also includes commissioned portraits on copper plates, and a large history painting entitled “The Wrath of Katrina,” depicting the 2005 hurricane that hit New Orleans.
Autism Society Supporter
Hungry Mutt Productions is dually committed to publishing children’s ebooks that are engaging and entertaining, and to supporting non-profit organizations that are making a difference.
Five percent of the revenues from I Don’t. I Don’t. I Do! is earmarked for the Autism Society, the nation’s leading grassroots organization committed to improving the lives of all those affected by autism.
The Autism Society works to increase public awareness, advocate for services and provide the latest information regarding treatment, education, research and advocacy.
Hungry Mutt Productions is pleased to be working collaboratively with the Society, which puts into action its philosophy to empower individuals with autism and their parents or caregivers to make choices best suited to the needs of the person with autism.
For more information, visit the Autism Society’s webpage at http://www.autism-society.org/
We hope you will consider spreading the word about our work along with that of the Autism Society.
Hungry Mutt All-Star Line-Up
Hungry Mutt Productions is dedicated to publishing children’s ebooks that have universal appeal and quality illustrations. Upcoming titles include a monster adventure book, the story of a reformed bully, and a tale of two Louisiana insects whose personalities are as different as their habitats. For updates, follow us on Twitter or friend us on Facebook.