BOOK CORNER: New children’s book teaches  valuable lessons about inclusion

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Wave Staff Report 

A new children’s book, “Deuce & Dixon’s Day at the Park,” is destined to warm the hearts of thousands of young people.

Written by Winter Fate Morvant and inspired by her real-life dog and rat, the book follows the adventure of a dog named Deuce and his unlikely best friend, a rat named Dixon, as they embark on a journey of teaching inclusivity, friendship and acceptance to their new friends at the park.

Deuce, known for his loyalty and friendly nature, and Dixon, with his loving and fearless spirit, prove that true friendship knows no boundaries, the author said.

“Deuce and Dixon taught me the meaning of love and it’s a lesson that I wanted to share with the world,” Fate Morvant said. “I wanted to create a story that would foster a sense of compassion and acceptance in young readers. “Deuce & Dixon’s Day at the Park” emphasizes the importance of celebrating our differences. … I hope this book serves as a gentle reminder that we are all unique and that our diversity should be celebrated.”

Deuce & Dixon’s Day at the Park is an ideal addition to any child’s library, as it not only entertains but also provides valuable life lessons. The book is suitable for children ages 2 to 6 years of age and can be enjoyed as a read-aloud story or as an early independent reader.

“Parents, educators and caregivers play a vital role in shaping young minds, and “Deuce & Dixon’s Day at the Park” offers an excellent opportunity to initiate conversations about love, inclusivity, acceptance and embracing differences,” Winter Fate said. “Through this tale … children can learn that our world is enriched by our diverse backgrounds and life experiences.”

With beautifully illustrated pages, “Deuce & Dixon’s Day at the Park” takes young readers on a captivating journey that encourages empathy, kindness and understanding. Through engaging storytelling, children are inspired to embrace the world around them with open hearts, recognizing that everyone deserves love, respect and a place to belong.

Fate Morvant is a Los Angeles-based (but Louisiana-born) tech worker, bakery owner and loving dog mom. She spends her days running her bakery and spending every moment possible with Deuce, who is now almost 16 years old.

“Deuce & Dixon’s Day at the Park” is now available through Amazon.

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