Children s author, poet, storyteller, musician and singer/songwriter Darrell House wears a lot of hats. Described as Grizzly Adams meets Key West, he has a magnetic personality and is a powerful performer. Having presented in more than 80 schools and a hundred libraries, he is also a regular performer, nationwide, at Reading Festivals and Early Childhood Education Conferences. Miller the Green Caterpillar, his first illustrated children s book, is an inspirational story of setting goals, and his two CD s of original music, Underneath the Cushions on the Couch and Makes Me Feel Like Singing are full of original songs enjoyed by kids and parents alike. Speed-b-b-b-bumps, a spoken word CD collection of mostly humorous poems, earned a 2010 Parents Choice Gold Award, and Autumn 2011 heralds the arrival of his latest book, The King of Fish. Accompanying himself on acoustic guitar, Darrell captivates an audience like few can, and the way he embraces literacy and family values get kids excited about reading and writing.
The King of Fish is a sweet story told in verse of a boys dream to go fishing. One day Ray's dream comes true and he's able to go to a lake and fish for 'The Big One'. His determination is inspiring, but what is even more so is what he does after he catches the king of fishes. He could have made the fish into a trophy and keep him in a case, but he doesn't, because the point was to catch the fish, not necessarily keep him. Ray made it to his goal with much patience and faith, then he showed kindness by releasing the fish back into the lake. How will this affect his life? In a simple way, this story speaks of positive values to children. The author keeps the story fun by creating rhyming sentences. Children from the ages of 6 and up will enjoy this 32 page hardcover picture book.