Mon 21 Feb 2011
BOOKS THAT CHALLENGE, EXCITE…
by Joanna Clay
An Irvine mother and father are celebrating the release of their second children’s book, “I Can Fly Super Duper High.”
|Zuma Ayriyan, Robert, Alex and John Khachatryan. (Daily Pilot / January 22, 2011)
Zuma Ayriyan and John Khachatryan wrote their first book, “Look Who Is Coming…”, in 2009 that was inspired by Alex, their autistic son. They also founded their publishing company, VaZu Kids, the same year.
When reading “Look Who is Coming…”, children insert pictures of family, friends and guests in the story. The goal of the book is to give autistic children a “heads-up” about new people in their lives, reinforce facial recognition and make them feel comfortable when guests arrive.
Although both books are for all children, Ayriyan said they were written to provide their son with challenging and exciting reading experiences that wouldn’t overwhelm him.
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~THANKS SO MUCH DAILY PILOT FOR FEATURING VAZU KIDS~