Milton Author wins Four Awards for Children’s Book

Amy Leask is a philosopher who likes to encourage kids to think beyond the surface of things. One of her efforts, a softcover children’s picture book, has netted her four industry book awards. The Milton resident, who co-founded Enable Education with her husband Ben, an online learning solutions company in town, is thrilled that her book Zoom In, Zoom Out, is garnering this much attention because it’s truly a book she feels strongly about — and not just because she is the author. As a philosophy and English major, teaching kids to ask questions and think critically is what this book is all about. One of her employees — Octavian was the inspiration behind the book. A macro-photographer, he often brought photos into work, and hung them near his desk. For instance, zooming in on a raspberry, or a cactus, makes it difficult to figure out what the actual object it. That became the basis for her book. Hence, the book’s title. She said it’s a fun book because adults have as much fun reading it and guessing what the objects are, as children do. Zoom In, Zoom Out won the International Book Award for Children’s Non-fiction Softcover Picture Book, garnering a medal that the couple picked up in New York City; Reader Views Reviewer’s Choice, honourable mention; Independent Publishers Award, bronze medal and Nautilus Awards, silver medal. The book is available at…… Ed

Source: Julie Slack / Photo: Julie Slack

Posted in All Stories, Ed McMahon

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