Wednesday, September 27, 2017

#Writing Wednesday - A Toby's Tales Teaser - #KidLit

Toby sat down, wondering what Miss Ivy was going to show him and how to make her understand that he was blind so couldn't see writing like other people could.

"Give me your hand," Miss Ivy said.

Toby let her take his hand and place it on a piece of paper she'd put in front of him on the desk.

He gasped in amazement as his hand touched the paper. He’d expected a smooth piece of paper, but this paper wasn’t smooth.

"There are bumpy bits on this paper," said Toby.

Miss Ivy laughed. "It's called braille," she said. "Would you like me to show you how to read it?"

"Yes please," said Toby, excited for the first time since he’d learned he’d be going to this new school.

So Miss Ivy began to show Toby how to tell which letter was which. "There are six dots," she explained. "And it depends which ones are used to which letter it is."

Toby was a little confused, but excited about being able to learn writing that even blind people could read.

"I'll see you later, Toby," said his Mother after a while.

But Toby didn't pay any attention. He was much too busy learning about braille to notice anything else.

His Mother smiled, waved goodbye to Miss Ivy, and left.
~Above from "Toby's Special School" by Victoria Zigler.

Enjoy what you just read? Want to read the rest of Toby's story? Then grab your own copies of the books. They're available in multiple eBook formats, paperback, and now also in audio - read by Joseph A. Batzel.

The following links will take you to where you can buy the books in one - or sometimes more - of the above mentioned formats:

Book 1 - Toby’s New World
Audible, Smashwords, CreateSpace, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Chapters-Indigo, iBooks, iTunes, Amazon UK, Amazon US, Amazon Canada, or The Book Depository.

The book also has a page on Goodreads.

Book 2 - Toby’s Monsters
Audible, Smashwords, CreateSpace, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Chapters-Indigo, iBooks, iTunes, Amazon UK, Amazon US, Amazon Canada, or The Book Depository.

The book also has a page on Goodreads.

Book 3 - Toby’s Outing
Audible, Smashwords, CreateSpace, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Chapters-Indigo, iBooks, iTunes, Amazon UK, Amazon US, Amazon Canada, or The Book Depository.

The book also has a page on Goodreads.

Book 4 - Toby’s Games
Audible, Smashwords, CreateSpace, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Chapters-Indigo, iBooks, iTunes, Amazon UK, Amazon US, Amazon Canada, or The Book Depository.

Book 5 - Toby’s Special School
Audible, Smashwords, CreateSpace, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Chapters-Indigo, iBooks, iTunes, Amazon UK, Amazon US, Amazon Canada, or The Book Depository.

The book also has a page on Goodreads.

2 comments:

Jeanie said...

I'm always overwhelmed at your output! Looks like a wonderful theme for the book.

Victoria Zigler said...

Jeanie:
Thanks! I can't take all the credit at the moment, since the books I'm promoting now - and will be over the next few months - are ones I wrote before and am giving some new attention now they're in audio. My hard work on them was done before; it's the narrators who should take credit for doing a lot of work in this case.