Military Children and Books.

There is a whole sleuth of books for military children out in the market. But, when you ask parents in the military about books for their kids, they will typically not be aware of them. I’ve also noticed a trend in these books which is really interesting. They all put the military parent in a sort of pedestal from which the military parent is the main focus of the story. While I don’t mean to demean the value of our service members (being one myself) it is important to understand that the focus of these books should be the children.

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Thus I kept this in mind when venturing into the foray of becoming an author. A few months ago I began working on a little pet project called “Father Is Always With Me” a small little military book, by a military member which details the life of a small toddler called Leo through his first PCS and parents deployment. In it the focus lies within the domain of the child. Leo is the one who is experiencing the majority of these events for the first time and as such he’s learning to cope. Through his journey he realizes that home is not a set location, but rather the place where his loved ones and himself reside. It’s made with all branches in mind and despite the majority of the uniforms being Navy oriented it is universal enough to be understood by all kids and parents of other branches.

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The illustrations are adorable professionally made with a lot of care and detail. These were made in a cute art style that simulates paper cut-outs and the characters are all beautifully made. “Father Is Always With Me” is certain to catch the eyes of any person who adores cute characters and wants to read a solid amount of story to their children.

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You see a lot of children books are short and simple reads, but they can leave parents feeling unsatisfied (I know I am when reading books for my son). However, in order to alter the status quo this book has a good amount of words (basic words which can be easily read) designed to fulfill both parents and young readers.

Finally, perhaps it’s time to start creating more books for military children by military members who can relate the stories of their own experiences with their families. But, it can’t happen without your help. Support a fellow military member and perhaps we can start a movement that actually realizes the value of the children that are our future. The children of Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines. Check out this book on Amazon Kindle!

http://www.amazon.com/Father-Always-Me-Emmanuel-Barbosa-ebook/dp/B01DFY08G8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1458965908&sr=8-1&keywords=father+is+always+with++me

Adventures in Japan! Also The Reason for my Disappearance! Lots of Pretty Pictures

Many of my readers are no aware that I recently moved domain. Now, that I mostly write about everything that I do in Japan. I moved to a new domain in this website:

City-Cost.com

Now I can only write about Japanese stuff in this website, but I do partake in writing other types of article which mean that I will still be here sporadically.

I’m sorry if everyone thought I disappeared, but the fact is that I’ve been very busy traveling through Tokyo and generally being awesome.

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I actually even visited the cat cafe!

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Visited a Maid Cafe and spent weeks with PTSD afterward

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Raced around Tokyo as Bowser in a Go Kart while the Mario Kart 8 Soundtrack was playing

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Saw One Piece at the Tokyo Tower

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Visited a Pokemon Center and did not get my Pokemon healed because Nurse Joy was not there

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Saw the Dark Side of Japan

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Saw the Greco-Roman Mall Venus Fort

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Visited Palette Town and started my own Pokemon adventure

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Take a look at some of at some of the articles I’ve written there particularly my new favorite one:

A Story the Steampunk Store of Japan!

https://www.city-cost.com/blogs/DashTheBomber/z8EbG-living_shopping_fashion_tokyo

Venus Fort

https://www.city-cost.com/blogs/DashTheBomber/wmQQw-living_shopping_fashion_tokyo

Odaiba Palette Town

https://www.city-cost.com/blogs/DashTheBomber/wZa5G-living_shopping_fashion_tokyo

Neko Ja la la cat cafe!

https://www.city-cost.com/blogs/DashTheBomber/MAb6z-living_shopping_tokyo_chiyoda-ku

One Piece at Tokyo Tower

https://www.city-cost.com/blogs/DashTheBomber/MgOjM-living_shopping_tokyo_minato-ku

Pokemon Center

https://www.city-cost.com/blogs/DashTheBomber/Gb4BM-living_shopping_kanagawa_yokohama-shi

Maid Cafe

https://www.city-cost.com/blogs/DashTheBomber/MYa2M-living_food_fashion_tokyo_chiyoda-ku

Go Kart as Bowser

https://www.city-cost.com/blogs/DashTheBomber/wZe5G-living_transportation