Port Coquitlam, British Columbia (PRWEB) November 02, 2013
According to the Kaiser Foundation, as of 2009 children aged eight to 18 were spending more than seven and a half hours a day with non-school related technology. With the increased prevalence of smartphones, tablets and portable video games that number is even higher today.
Author Miriam Salinas writes her new children’s book, “The Adventures of Ruy Diver,” to bring back the glory of classic story telling with a message.
“When I took my children on a car trip they didn’t have an endless source of video streams and games to distract them,” Salinas said, “I used to always come up with stories to tell to keep them entertained or bring books to inspire their imaginations.”
“The Adventures of Ruy Diver” is inspired by Salinas’ son’s passion for the ocean when he was a child and the stories she always told her children when travelling, putting them to bed or occupying them during a boring wait.
“I want children to use their imagination when they read this book,” Salinas said, “but I also want them to learn something. That is why I made Ruy such a curious character.”
Ruy learns that anger never solves problems, scary or intimidating people often have a good heart, spending time outdoors with family and friends is great and that there are some amazing creatures in the ocean that could really use our help.
“The Adventures of Ruy Diver”
By: Miriam Salinas
Retail price: $28.99
Available at amazon.com.
About the author
Miriam Salinas has a background in psychology and a passion for writing. She has written four screenplays that were turned into movies, a book of short stories and one full-length novel. She was born in Mexico and currently lives in Canada, but she spent many years travelling all over the world. She is currently a member of the SPCA, Green Peace, and Polar Bears International amongst others.