ABC – Authors Book Corner – Eden O’Rorke

JL16_Eden-O-RorkeTeaching Kids About Love Ōtaki author Eden O’Rorke has just published a delightful little book called ‘Love’.

Eden has lived in Ōtaki for only 18 months and finds it a great balm from life in Wellington, She was introduced to the delights of Ōtaki when she started coming here for exercise classes and “it just fell into place.” She says she has always been a book reader and after her children left home and retiring from a variety of jobs she started art classes weekly with Paekakariki artist Debbie Pointon.

Over a long period of time she learnt to draw, week by week, arms one week, legs another.

Written for pre-schoolers, Eden has dedicated her book to her future grandchildren. Through a simple story of a girl and her cat, author Eden O’Rorke helps to teach small children about love, kindness and sharing.

JL16_Eden-Love-CoverVibrantly illustrated by Eden, the images of a little girl and her orange tabby cat greet youngsters on the pages of “Love.”

As the little girl interacts with her feline friend, succinct wording accompanies them on their journey, showing the many definitions of love.

“This book is to help teach small children and get them off to a good start,” O’Rorke says. “It will appeal to parents as they strive to teach their small children about good values.”

O’Rorke hopes to help parents as they teach their children about how to make society better with good, moral values.

The pages have a small dedication with a sketch on the opposite page with plenty of room around for children to make their own contribution to what they believe is love.

“Love” is published by Balboa Press in Australia, an imprint of Hay House who publishes the self help books of Louise Hay. The hardcopy costs $27.

“Love” By Eden O’Rorke published by Balboa Press AU
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble as a soft cover or ebook