Every now and again, I am blessed to have an author of a book to come to the blog and speak about their new book. Today, I have A. Lawati whose’ new book is called “The Jungle Adventure of Chimpoo” available through Author House in Bloomington, Indiana. I was given the book to review and enjoyed it as a bed time story with the kids although it could be read at anytime of the day.
I asked Lawati to talk about how he used Chimpoo to express feelings a child might have in a similar situation, which is one of the things I love about the story. While looking over the press materials I found that Lawati had a pet monkey when he was a child and I am sure that helped with his story-telling.
So without further ado, please welcome author, A. Lawati
When thinking up the character of Chimpoo, I wanted to express via his animal character the strong feelings children have for their parents. Children want to protect them as much as parents want to protect their children. Chimpoo displays his love and affection for his parents by showing sensitivity to his Mother’s concerns on Papa’s disappearance. He additionally showcases a coming-of-age in that short time to take up responsibility to rescue his Papa and look after his little brother, Aichoo, while guarding his innocence at the same time.
Chimpoo sets out alone to rescue Papa even though he has to venture into uncharted territory. This leads him to show his protective instincts for his family with his first encounter with Thinking Eyes the Owl who later becomes a trusted friend.
Parents may sometimes not recognize this quality in their children but it is there and is often expressed by simple reactions such as crying and being difficult. My cousin recently relocated to British Columbia and my nephew was giving the parents a hard time with the move. I advised that once his mom adjusted to the new home and starts enjoying the place, little Noah would settle down as well.
That is exactly what happened. As you can see, when we as parents have inhibitions or fear about something, it is automatically transmitted to our children. They, in turn, tend to respond in a protective manner appropriate to their age.
I wanted to show these protective feelings that our children possess via Chimpoo’s character, making it easier for parents to understand their children. Children reading this can relate to the feelings shown by Chimpoo. And if properly allowed to nurture, children will develop a personality that is based on love for people who are important parts of our lives.
Thanks, Lawati, for stopping by and talking about your book. For more information about “The Jungle Adventure of Chimpoo” or to buy a copy, visit the website for AuthorHouse books.