FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Kelly Tills, Author Phone: +1 650-762-9060 Email: [email protected]
Snakes Have No Legs, But They’re Slithering Straight Into Readers Hearts (And Funny Bones!)
Kirkus has just published it’s review of Snakes Have No Legs, calling it “A tongue-in-cheek look at snakes that will make kids giggle.”
Oakland, CA. May 12, 2022—STEM books for kids are a serious topic, but Oakland author Kelly Tills’ silly approach for pre-schoolers is attracting attention. An early participant in the Great Resignation, Tills left a cushy Silicon Vally tech job to launch a small press in July 2021. Tills’ first book, Snakes Have No Legs, was released just two months later. This children’s silly science picture book is sweeping up the accolades:
Upon launch, Snakes Have no Legs shot directly to the top of Amazon’s New Release bestseller’s list for Children’s Reptile & Amphibian Books and has had continued positive reviews from readers.
In April the 2021 Story Monsters Seal of Approval winners were announced with Snakes Have No Legs among the winners. An industry favorite, the award is chosen with the aid of kids themselves, proving that facts are truly fun.
The most recent accolade was published by Kirkus Reviews:
“A mix of kid-savvy, funny-bone entertainment, and clearly expressed, simple facts about snake physiology and behavior, this story for children, from toddlers to early readers, will make adults smile, too.”
Snakes Have No Legs has since inspired an entire six-book series about animals which includes: Snakes have No Legs, Geckos Don’t Blink, Turtles Have Secret Ears, Cows Have No Top Teeth, Pigs Never Sweat, and Chicks Don’t Eat Candy.
About Kelly Tills
Kelly is the creator of her own uniquely shaped family. She writes silly, funny books for kids. Feminism, inclusion, and potty humor are her jam.
Kelly’s made a game of teaching her kids how to spot bad old ideas, which has led to a family list of children’s books which support modern values. Some favorites are Julian is a Mermaid, Boys Wear Pink and, of course, Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls.
Kelly’s children’s stories are perfect to read aloud to your little humans, or to have your older kids read themselves (hey, let them flex those new reading skills!). The books she produces are dyslexia-friendly.
“I believe kids are fabulously weird, and their stories should be too.”
“When my first child was born, we were given an entire collection of classic books. I was thrilled to share these stories from my own childhood with my daughter, but that excitement quickly dampened as I opened them up: racism, misogyny, body-shaming, you name it. Even the young white males who are held on a pedestal are fed heart-breakingly toxic ideas. I started writing because I was tired of constantly changing words or addressing out-dated ideas on the fly.”
“You don't need to have a dyslexic brain to be a dyslexia advocate. You just need to be willing to put in a little effort so that every child that is capable of succeeding, does. It takes a village.”