Peteyboo and the Worm

MY SON AND I sometimes tell silly stories to each other, and when he was five, I came up with one that he really liked called Peteyboo and the Worm. He kept asking me to re-tell it to him, and I kept forgetting things each time I did (which he vehemently complained about). Finally, I wrote the whole story down and when he saw the pages he said “when will it be in a book, like your other books?”

So… I created a little chapbook edition of it for him last year and he drew the artwork, based on his ideas of what Peteyboo, a hungry bug with 18 legs and 37 eyes, might look like.

He loved the little chapbook, and it ended up being read a couple times to his kindergarten and first grade classes… which resulted in his friends asking: “how can I get a copy of Peteyboo on my iPad?”

So this month, I went back and worked on Peteyboo again and e-booked the story. If you have kids from 5-7 years old (or know parents who do), I hope you’ll take a peek at Peteyboo! That silly extemporaneous story I wrote for my son is now a full-fledged ebook for sale on Amazon for just $0.99:

About John Everson

John Everson is a Bram Stoker Award-winning horror author with more than 100 published short stories and 14 novels of horror and dark fantasy currently in print. His first novel, Covenant, won the Bram Stoker Award for a First Novel in 2005. His sixth novel, NightWhere, was a Bram Stoker Finalist in 2013. Its sequel, The Night Mother, was released in June 2023.

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