My next Picture Book, BRAVER THAN BRAVE, comes out in 27 days!!! (August 1, 2022) It's illustrated by the amazing Eunji Jung, and published by Capstone Editions, a Capstone Imprint. Woo hoo!!!!
I'm counting down with 26 days of Facing The Chicken Exit, and today is DAY 1. Here we go!
DAY 1: The Legend of the Chicken ExitWhen my kids were young, we went to an amusement park that had some amazing rollercoasters. My kids were little, but middle child was determined to go on the smallest of them. We waited in line, but the closer he got, the less certain he was about riding it.
We got to the front, and lo and behold, we found this "Chicken Exit." That moment became a key moment for him as he had to decide what to do.
It also became the inspiration for my upcoming book BRAVER THAN BRAVE! So of course we had to take a trip back to that very amusement park to visit the inspirational Chicken Exit and get some pictures.
Here he is, standing in that exit now that he's grown and more experienced. Oh how I wish I had a picture of him back then. It was an easy decision to march past it this time, but little him really struggled. Little him HATED the idea of going through that chicken exit, but the roller coaster was big & scary.