Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Encouraging Children to Follow Their Imaginations, One Adventure at a Time

Award-winning author Don Winn encourages children to use their imaginations to create their own adventures in his new book, ‘Space Cop Zack, Protector of the Galaxy’.

Imagination helps children solve problems, adapt to new life situations, and learn how to think creatively. Classic childhood memories can revolve around something as simple as a homemade fort, a cardboard box time machine, visiting distant lands and galaxies without ever leaving the backyard, and exploring the world through reading. Today, however, many children’s memories might just revolve around the television and the computer.  Don Winn, the award-winning author of The Knighting of Sir Kaye, hopes to change all that with his new, imagination-filled book, Space Cop Zack, Protector of the Galaxy, a story that teaches children that they can create their own adventures while reading and playing.
Space Cop Zack, a little boy with a big imagination, and his faithful robot sidekick GARG chase the terrible Dr. Dogbreath across the galaxy. Together they brave bad smells, squishy slime, giant ocean monsters, and motion sickness. Do Zack and GARG finally capture Dr. Dogbreath, or does he escape their grasp? The end is all up to children’s imaginations.
Parents often want to nurture their children’s aptitude for imagination and discovery, and with this new children’s book, they can do just that. Winn’s goal while writing Space Cop Zack was to encourage children to create their own adventures.
Winn knows how important such imaginative odysseys can be—as a child, his imagination transformed a big cardboard box into a rocket ship, submarine, or whatever else he could imagine. These days, children seem to rely more on video games than imagination, and, as a result, they are missing out on the enriching experiences that imaginative play has to offer. Space Cop Zack teaches children that their imaginations can take them anywhere.

Don Winn

Don Winn is the award-winning author of the children’s novel The Knighting of Sir Kaye.  He has written ten additional picture books, including The Higgledy-Piggledy Pigeon, Superhero, Twitch the Squirrel and the Forbidden Bridge, and Shelby the Cat.
Don has been writing for over 15 years.  After he started writing poetry, Winn moved on to writing children’s picture books. Soon, he started to write chapter books for children. Winn lives in Round Rock, Texas.
For more information, please visit www.donwinn.com.
Find him on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/authordonwinn.
Follow him on Twitter at https://twitter.com/#!/don_winn.


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