In this autism book for kids, Daniel Brundidge likes to sing better than he likes to talk. When his mom wins an RV in a contest, the family sets off to visit their grandma. Daniel looks out the window and sings all the way from the Big City Highway to the Old Town Road.
Laugh and sing along with the Brundidge family in this uplifting, silly story that pays homage to one of the catchiest songs ever played.
Inspired by the heartwarming viral video of Daniel singing "Old Town Road" by Lil Nas X, this autism awareness book celebrates the power of music to teach and heal.
Sheletta Brundidge is an Emmy Award-winning comedian, media personality, and reality television star. Her son Daniel was nonverbal until he was four years old and began humming the hit song "Old Town Road" by best-selling singer Lil Nas X. The clip of Sheletta's son was uploaded to Twitter where it quickly went viral getting 2 million hits and garnering the attention of national media. Sheletta's been featured in People magazine and USA Today and has appeared on Good Morning America, The Tamron Hall Show, The Steve Harvey Show, and The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
Appearing on Chip and Joana Gaines' new Magnolia Network, Sheletta will use Daniel Finds His Voice to educate parents of special needs children about the power of music therapy and music education. Sheletta has also partnered with music schools in Minnesota, Texas, and Louisiana to give away hundreds of free copies of her new picture book to therapists and teachers to help create autism awareness.
Darcy Bell-Myers has loved to draw since she was a little girl. She lives with her husband and three children, who also love to draw, in Stillwater, Minnesota. As the mom of a child on the autism spectrum, Darcy has experienced the struggles and superpowers of these remarkable kids firsthand. The illustrator of books that include Shiva's Dance; Needles: The First Christmas Tree; Mary Emma, Walk!; Wyatt's Big Day; and Higgledy Piggledy, she's also the author/illustrator of The Animal Babies ABC Book of Ballet. Her books have won honors and awards, including San Diego Book Award Best Published Picture Book, Parents' Choice, Dr. Toy, National Library Association, and IPPY. You can find more of her work at bellmyers.