Alabama Author, Dahye Raine, releases a whimsical book about mealtime fun.
Published: July 2, 2020
By: Dahye Raine
Anybody with young children knows how mealtime can become a battle. What your kids loved yesterday is now the most revolting food on the planet. Alabama-based author and mom, Dahye Raine, has a solution in her newly-released children’s book, The Unusual Quinns, published by Charlotte, North Carolina-based Warren Publishing. With whimsical illustrations by Robert Dunn, this fun and silly book helps make mealtime more fun.
Raine’s book introduces young children and their parents to the Quinns: cute and tiny creatures who eat human food––through their skin! From the back cover: “So tiny are Quinn mouths, they must eat with their skin as they taste all your food and––really!–dive in.
Whether trekking across a burger or a big pizza pie, their adventures are too minuscule for anyone to spy.” But readers need not worry, the story goes on to explain, Quinns have very good ears and will scurry away the moment people are near.
“I wrote this book just after I found out I was pregnant,” says Raine when asked about the inspiration for her book. “I felt so sick at the time, I could barely look at food. Then I had a dream one night that I was very small and swimming around in a bowl of soup! I thought, ‘What a fun way to capture the memory of carrying my son, and to be able to share it with him––and others––in a way that will bring joy.”
It wasn’t until after her children grew into active toddlers that Raine realized how helpful her sweet little book could be. “As parents, we’re always trying to get our kids to do what’s good for them (like eating their dinner). But my son has been busy from the moment he was born. He has to move, explore, imagine, create! Now that I have two busy toddlers, this book has been a fun way to utilize that beautiful childhood imagination to help them get interested in what they need to do––eat their dinner!”
About Dahye Raine
Dahye Raine is a mother of two young whirlwinds who love making loud noises and hiding half-eaten bananas. She is a writer of strange ideas, a dreamer of even stranger ideas, and a believer in downright impossible ideas. She has lived all over the world and recently moved from a big city to a small town where she’s hoping to find some lost adventures.