When Tamia first responded to my email, she shared this background about her book:
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Tell us what The Hungry Shark is about.
It’s lunchtime and Amelia is hungry! Amelia the Shark is looking for her lunch but all of the sea creatures she finds have a clever form of protection.
The Hungry Shark features colorful images, playful text and an kid-friendly recipe starring Amelia's favorite food: Seaweed! This fun children's book is perfect for calm afternoons and bedtime.
Do you believe the e-format helps or hurts you as an author?
Many parents today have iphones, kindles, computers or other devices that they use to entertain their kids while driving, waiting for a table, the Dr.s office waiting room. Instead of having them play a mindless game its great there are e-books they can read and interact with. This is a huge new frontier for artists and writers to create original, quality work that can be shared easily on all these new formats. My kiddo is a voraciousness reader and now I can download a ton of books onto one tiny device. I think e-books are wonderful!
Do you believe the e-format helps or hurts your readers, specifically children and/or young adults?
Anything that gets very young children interested in reading is a great thing. Kids today are surrounded by technology and its integrated into their daily lives, why not use what we have to instill a love of reading? If your kid digs playing on a i-pad and you are working on literacy reading an ebook together is the logical next step.
See more of Tamia's work at her website. For the latest top ten children's and YA authors in the e-book realm, see the Kids' EBook Bestseller List, which is updated every Saturday morning.