Children's Books

Irving the Theater Nut!

As a squirrel, Irving has learned his job is to gather nuts, but he wants nothing more than to join the children rehearsing inside the nearby theater. After weeks of watching them, will Irving get a chance to fulfill his dream? "Irving the Theater Nut!" is an encouraging story about teamwork and not being ashamed of chasing a dream no matter what it is.

What People Are Saying

"This is a great book and it tells children (and young squirrels!) that you can fulfill your dreams if you aim high! I loved the drawings and the story. If you like theatre, singing and squirrels this is a perfect book for you!" -- 8 year old Iain Armitage (Iain Loves Theatre)

"This book is great for kids who want to pursue the arts or want to pursue something that may seem unattainable. Many of us on Broadway started out thinking we could never do it or being told we could never do it. Therefore, it's always inspiring to read about an underdog (undersquirrel?) who gets the chance to prove he can do it and brings down the house. Because if Irving the squirrel can, we all can!" -- Seth Rudetsky, SiriusXM Radio Broadway Host

"Parents, Gregory G. Allen's Irving the Theater Nut! is the book you'll be reading to your children at bedtime for the foreseeable future. Who doesn't love a story in which a child is nice to an animal and have that animal return the favor? For years, we've heard that Gus the Theatre Cat 'acted with Irving.' We assumed he meant Henry Irving, the great 19th century actor, but now we have to wonder if he meant Irving the Squirrel, who gets his start as a performer in this endearing book." -- Peter Filichia, author of Let's Put on a Musical

"Gregory G. Allen's charming story beautifully illustrates the magic of live theater and the transformative power of following our dreams! I am nuts for Irving the Theater Nut!" -- Beth Baur, Co-founder New Jersey School of Dramatic Arts & 2016 Excellence in Theatre Education Honorable Mention

​"For anyone with a dream that seems a bit out of reach, Gregory G. Allen's Irving The Theater Nut! will be an inspiration and charming encouragement for young and old alike." -- Arthur Wooten, author of Wise Bear William: A New Beginning

Chicken Boy: The Amazing Adventures of a Super Hero With Autism

"I have a superhero inside my head. I call him Chicken Boy" proclaims our hero. What others may see as odd "quirks", a child living with autism explains as all a part of his being a superhero. Told in the first person perspective, Chicken Boy offers a small glimpse into the mind of one child who wants others to understand they shouldn't fear someone simply because that person is a little different.

Chicken Boy: A Super Hero with Autism Deals with Doctors & Dentists

Book two shares why a visit to a doctor or a dentist may be difficult for certain children. The buzz of a dental drill, the cold of a stethoscope, the smell of rubber gloves, the taste of the toothpaste; all of these can be intensified for children with autism. Yet many children can relate to the fears that can surround these visits and can use our superhero's tips to help make these trips just a little bit easier.

After author Gregory G. Allen won the 2011 People's Choice Grand Prize in the MeeGenius Author Challenge, ASD Publishing decided to add this book to our titles. A wonderful story that fits perfectly in the mission of ASD - that reaches an entirely different audience.

If you are a school or organization looking to special order a certain quantity of books, please contact us at info@asdpublishing.com.

More info at: chickenboyadventures.com

What People Are Saying

"This will be a great resource for kids with autism who want to feel better about themselves, to unleash their inner greatness and for parents and teachers who want to promote a positive view of autism to their offspring and students."
-Anne Carpenter, Librarian and Information and Referral Specialist Autism Society of Michigan

"Having worked with autistic children for over 10 years, I found this book to be exactly what's needed for them. Gregory Allen manages to get inside the mind of a child with autism and show exactly how he's thinking and feeling." - Judy Bryan Special Needs Therapist & Author

"Every teacher should be aware of this book & should read it in every class at every grade level. There are a lot of children now being mainstreamed in to regular classes & this would bring so much awareness." - New Jersey

"I work with autistic children and this story portrayed a deeper understanding of the special mind of a child with autism." - Illinois

"What a sweet touching yet true and funny way of appreciating and loving a child for who he is." - New York

"I work with, and advocate for, autistic children and their families. I wish I could hand this book to each new family as they tell me their son or daughter has just been diagnosed with Autism." - California

**Gold Winner in Children's Books: Preschool Category in the Readers Favorite 2012 Awards
**People's Choice Grand Prize Winner 20011 MeeGenius Author Challenge

eBook Available at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

MeeGenius has joined Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Please visit their site if you wish to download Chicken Boy as a digital book.
Author: Gregory G. Allen
Illustrator: Morgan Swofford
Pub Date: October 2016
ISBN: 978-0-9961029-3-3 (children's picture book)
Format: Trade Paperback
Genre: Fiction (40 pages)
Price: $11.99
Author: Gregory G. Allen
Illustrator: Dennis Culver
Pub Date: April 2012
ISBN: 978-0-9853441-0-8 (children's picture book)
Format: Trade Paperback
Genre: Fiction (32 pages)
Price: $9.99
Author: Gregory G. Allen
Illustrator: Morgan Swofford
Pub Date: May 2014
ISBN: 978-0-9961029-0-2 (children's picture book)
Format: Trade Paperback
Genre: Fiction (40 pages)
Price: $10.99