Author(s): Michael Moniz
On a little island in the middle of the big ocean, there lives a little boy who is lonely. He dreams of adventure on the high seas and loves to go out on his boat every day to fish. He is about to meet a very big friend that will change his life forever.
Review for Wazzyjump, also by Michael Moniz: "The visual transformation of both the lion and the fox from predator to playmate borders on...the magical. Sublime." - "Starred Kirkus Review""This is a gentle and appealing book, one with a clear message about the power of having fun." - "Quill and Quire""It's pleasing to see how Wazzyjump uses his "magic" to win over each new friend." - "Calgary Herald"
Born in Toronto, Ontario, Michael Moniz spent his childhood living between the big city and the tranquil Azores islands of Portugal. It is this unique upbringing and an early appreciation for culture and the arts that inspired Michael at young age. His skill in watercolors, oils and sketches garnered accolades from the local Portuguese community, leading him from small-scale works to commissioned wall-sized murals. Michael's eclectic background, combined with a love of ancient culture, prompted him to explore a new creative outlet in storytelling. His children's tales are full of wonder and whimsy, as well as deep meaning and morals. This is his second book with SImply Read Books, following "Wazzyjump," which garnered a starred review from Kirkus.