Delilah & Samson Adventures World follow a courageous young girl and her dog as they go on adventures, saving animals in need and stopping the people responsible. What was the inspiration for the setup to your story?
Well other then the fact that I love animals, my inspiration was a dog I once had named Samson. He was a big strong male German shepherd dog. Plus, an adorable young girl that I personally know named Delilah. I put the two together creating this book. That’s why I named the book; Delilah & Samson Adventures World. Is quite a pretty long story to tell, so I will have to leave that part out. Character Delilah cares and loves animals so much that her only wish is to save and protect them from the hands of abusers, and that’s where big bad dog Samson comes in. It is quite a fictional story for children of all ages.
What were some educational aspects that were important for you to include in this children’s book?
From a child’s early age, they should be taught about all kind of different animals that exist within our world. All kids love animals, they love hearing stories about them and they especially love playing with them. When we educate children on animals such as where they come from, or what they like and don’t like, or what they eat and don’t eat and so forth, it creates an inner appreciate as care for animals. It also helps children to develop an emotional bond with their own pets as well as any future pets they choose to have. It is also important for children to understand that just like they need care and love from their parents, animals need it too from their owners. It is through pets that children gain insight into wild and domestic animals. By observing their behavior, children learn about animal instincts and intelligence. There is so much to discover about animals, that children exposed to nature develop a sense of wonderment and appreciation for life. And most important of all, having a pet gives children the opportunity to become a caregiver. Recognizing their pet’s needs and comforting them helps children learn how to feel the way others feel, becoming more empathetic to them. The best thing about animals is that they are non-judgmental. Children know that no matter how bad of a day they are having, a pet is always there to listen and be a source of affection to them. Many children find comfort in shedding a tear or sharing their secrets with their family companion. Plus children who grow up with pets are generally less fearful of animals. The sole purpose of the book is to teach children about caring, loving and respecting animals. To protect them at all cost and not abuse them in anyway possible as animals can feel pain just like us.
Was there anything from your own life that you placed into this story?
Yes, I sure did. In growing up I had my own pets, and I cared and loved each one of them. One of those pets was my dog Samson who unfortunately I no longer have. Even as an adult, I continue to have and own pets. I actually have one cat that I adopted few years ago, and I have five other stray cats that I look out for by feeding them everyday, and keep an eye on their health. My cats vet actually has profiled me as an animal rescuer. That actually makes me feel super good.
What is the next book that you are working on and when will it be available?
Well the present book that I am working on has nothing to do with animals, but I am making sure that this time around the book will be much better in it’s editing as writing. I do apologize that Delilah & Samson Adventures World was not edited correctly by publisher. Book was rushed by publisher therefore failing in it’s corrective editorial settings. And even as so, I do appreciate the fair reviews it has received on its own.
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It’s not unusual for a child to be close with a pet, but the bond between Delilah and Samson goes beyond a normal connection. Delilah’s big heart and fearless nature would make it easy for her to confront those that would dare to hurt and exploit animals anyway, but the support of Samson, a huge German shepherd, makes it possible. With the help of various other animal friends in the neighborhood, Delilah and Samson go on adventures, saving animals in need and stopping the people responsible. As the years pass, they continue their good deeds, never revealing themselves as the heroes they are.
Delilah & Samson Adventures World by Miz Marta introduces us not only to the title characters, but an entire host of animals who play a part in their adventures. The book is a delightful combination of children’s fantasy and educational blurbs about the natural world. Each chapter begins with an informational piece about the animal being featured in that particular story, with details about their habitats, diet, and physical appearances, just to name a few. Delilah’s romps with Samson read just like something a big hearted and adventurous child would imagine doing with a beloved pet, and all the chapters focus on a central theme of kindness and compassion toward the animal kingdom. Even in the chapters where another creature stands as the villain, Delilah is hurt by any harm that has to befall it.
The biggest hurdle the book faces is the language and style of writing. I’m unsure if the problems are an editing issue, or more of something lost in translation, but the sentences don’t flow especially well and it definitely distracts from the message. With a little more focus on cleaning that up, this book could stand as a beautiful and educational children’s classic.
This book has the potential to stand as a beautiful and educational children’s classic with some editing that can help with flow, sentence structure, and writing style to help ensure readers stay focused on the fantastic message within the book.
I loved the story, I loved the message, and I loved the fantasy Delilah creates with all her favorite animals. It was utterly charming.
Pages: 187 | ASIN: B08X778257
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This fictional story following the adventures of Delilah and her dog companion Samson, their adventures start out when Delilah is a child till the time she is in her teenage years. With heroic elements, Delilah is a voice and force to be reckoned with when it comes to saving the lives of innocent animals. Before each story, there is a short introduction about different animals,, teaching children basic facts and providing entertainment as well.
About the Author:
Miz Marta was born in Puerto Rico. She comes from a large family and has always had the desire to write and become an author. She is happily married to her husband Jaime and resides in Orlando, Florida.
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