‘The Day My Parents Got Lost’ is a fun and colorfully illustrated story in rhyme that tells about a boy’s search for his missing parents in an amusement park. The story gives parents and teachers the opportunity to talk with children about the importance of staying together when you go places, especially amusement parks, so that nobody gets lost.
Targeted Age Group: 4-8
Book Price: $1.49
How is Writing In Your Genre Different from Others?
Writing picture books is different than writing for older children or adults because the illustrations lend themselves to the story and you need to use words that are age appropriate because children are learning to read in this age range.
Susette Williams is a Best Selling Author. She loves writing various genres, both for children and adults. She usually can’t resist the urge to let her ornery sense of humor shine through in one of her characters and has always believed that laughter helps you deal with the obstacles life puts in your way.
Susette and her husband have six wonderful children, all with intriguing and different personalities, like the characters she creates in her novels.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I remember when my oldest daughter wandered off in a store when she was a toddler. She was so upset with us and blamed us for leaving her. Obviously we didn’t leave her—but in her mind we were the ones who wandered off. All these years later, that fearful time, when she wandered away, is still in my mind. Unfortunately, in today’s society, we have to teach our children about ‘stranger danger’ and staying with us in stores and crowds. This story is a fun way to convey the importance of staying together without scaring them about the possible dangers—that even we don’t want to think about—that lurk out there in the real world.