Comments: 215 • Responses: 77 • Date: 2014-07-26 16:08:00 UTCsource
SpiralZebra3 karma2014-07-26 17:27:41 UTC
Does he want to be a writer like you?
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teachersecret14 karma2014-07-26 17:30:51 UTC
Yes... He told my wife that earlier in the year. She was talking about what he wanted to do when he grew up and his answer was "an author, like my dad".
I'll support him in whatever he wants to be (unless he wants to be an international arms trafficker or something - I might not support him in that).
nicasucio1 karma2014-07-26 19:34:29 UTC
This is just incredible amazing. There are so called amazon ebook classes out there to help adults make money using amazon and your son just did it like a complete pro! Amazing! Congrats to both of you.
My question is, would you teach your young son a second language, or even a third language?
teachersecret1 karma2014-07-26 20:10:52 UTC
I doubt I'll teach him a second language.
I don't know one personally, and I think that's half the battle right there :).
If he decides to learn one I won't stop him.
SleepytimeSausage1 karma2014-07-26 17:32:38 UTC
Does he plan to keep making stories?
teachersecret5 karma2014-07-26 17:38:06 UTC
Yes... He's already a couple pages into his next book.
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teachersecret4 karma2014-07-26 16:25:55 UTC
He says NO.
BrutalCunt0 karma2014-07-26 18:52:48 UTC
So how much of the book did you write for him? Mostly all, or just the entire thing?
teachersecret6 karma2014-07-26 18:56:10 UTC
Have you read the book? It is the work of a four year old mind, not mine. This isn't some crazy-overpolished book, it's a silly book that talks about seeing a double rainbow, finding the grand canyon in a cave, and of course, the twist ending nobody expects (I laughed when he told me what to write on the last page).
He wrote it. Every single word. We flipped through every page and he told me what to write. I wrote it all down in a pages doc, and I transcribed it onto his pages word-for-word. Is that so hard for you to believe?
The only thing I changed was putting an H at the end of CHEETAH even though he was convinced it should end with an A.
spagettsmash-1 karma2014-07-26 17:52:12 UTC
teachersecret2 karma2014-07-26 18:00:20 UTC
Yes, us. Ask us anything (I'm here too, so if you wanted to ask me a question, ask it).
spagettsmash-1 karma2014-07-26 18:02:57 UTC
You and your 5 year old?
teachersecret1 karma2014-07-26 18:35:41 UTC
Yes, I'm here, with my five year old. I'm not sure I understand what is making that difficult to comprehend... :)
Beeeaaast-7 karma2014-07-26 17:49:28 UTC
He didn't beat Dr. Seuss? Does he have millions of sales? No? Fix your title?
kmfoh6 karma2014-07-26 18:00:17 UTC
I was also a little put off by the title of the post. The book is cute and I wish this kid success... but he doesn't have shit on the good Doctor.
teachersecret1 karma2014-07-26 18:16:09 UTC
It was meant as a silly nod to the fact that -today- his books are outselling Seuss books.
Obviously, Seuss has sold a -lot- of books. My son owns his whole collection :).
But hey, who knows, give him a few years. The kid wrote a book, he published it, and it's climbing rapidly toward the top 100 children's books in the whole US. I think that's pretty cool.
teachersecret6 karma2014-07-26 17:55:11 UTC
He's beating Dr. Seuss books on sales-rank in the kindle store today. Cut him some slack, he's only five, he'll need a few years before he can match Dr. Seuss's lifetime sales ;).
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