'Ambrose' now published as a paperback
Tired of children's books that seemed to have very little content and that gave adult and child very little to think about, David created the characters of Ambrose and of his 'owner', and friend, Earnest. He has written a book about them for children of all ages, that is interesting and fun, entertaining and amusing. What David wanted and has tried to achieve is a book that gives the reader something to 'chew on'. In this book, the issue is about how you can be economic with the truth as a way in which not to trouble people but how that can slip into being lying. It's a moral issue but explored in a simple, easy, unmoralistic way. It's these kinds of issues that interest David and are part of the core of the planned 'Ambrose' series of books.
David said: "After all, we all face moral issues throughout our lives in one way or another, so why delay thinking about them? Why not be prepared for when they come along?"
David added: "I want to support the idea that mental health is not just an entity in its own right but also operates in conjunction with other areas such as physical health, and to go beyond that and see mental health as also connected to moral development. My thinking here is that a child that is caught in a morally dysfunctional world loses the chance of a right to innocence and loses a sense of security and peace in themselves and in relation to society. What 'Ambrose' does is focus, in a gentle and child-respectful way, on issues of morality and moral development. By experiencing these ideas in their reading, children can be helped to have better and more satisfying lives."
David is also Vice-Chair of Braziers Park School of Integrative Social Research (http://www.braziers.org.uk/
'Ambrose the dog ~ reveals his secret' is available to order from today as a paperback from Amazon UK at https://www.amazon.co.uk/