“My Name Is Wing” was born as a poem and remains so in this newly minted Book Three of Kelly Anne Manuel’s “My Name Is” Series. In this story the Child is invited on a journey into Nature where a discovery is made through observation, vocalization, and communication. The Child discovers a ring who believes itself to be a wing.
“My Name Is Wing” begins with a Child in the great outdoors who notices something round in their vision. The Child takes the opportunity to interact, ask questions, and listen actively. The Child will learn that asking questions leads to fun adventures, interesting conversations, and positive outcomes.
The simple words take on new meaning as the illustrations pair perfectly with their presentation. The Child will learn that Wing knows who it is at its core. The core values of Wing are excellent models for freedom, self empowerment, and courage. The illustrations capture Nature in an exciting way to hold the Child’s attention while they witness healthy discourse.
The wonders of Nature are available and ready for action once the Child actively engages with communication that relates directly to their own observations. Children will experience a light hearted and fun story that will ignite their own imaginations. Why not explore the author’s theory that Childhood is a time of playful fascination as well as learning? This fascination can be enhanced by literature that allows for pretend conversations.
It is in Early Childhood that lessons of connection with ourselves and others are learned. “My Name Is Wing” models practical connection skills in a clear and concise manner. The author feels that Children who know what traits and values reside in their core will be self empowered. The Child who reads this book will be rewarded with an adventure where clear communication leads to a positive solution.