Joseph has authored two award-winning children's books in this series. The first book, titled Squire With Fire - A Happy Dragon Tale was published in 2018 and is the recipient of four book awards: Mom's Choice Award - Gold, Purple Dragonfly Award, Family Choice Award-Gold, and Readers' Favorite Five Stars. The second book, titled Squire with Fire - When Sparks Fly has earned six awards; Mom's Choice Award - Gold, Purple DragonFly, StoryMonster, Family Choice Award-Gold, Pinnacle Book Achievement Award and Readers' Favorite Five Stars. Squire With Fire - Blaze of Color is scheduled for publication in Late 2021 or Early 2022.
This award-winning picture book for 3-7 year-olds features a giraffe named Zuri and a hippopotamus called Kubwa. They face a horrific life-death challenge which later bonds them as friends. The book includes facts about these two beautiful creatures along with a personal letter from Joseph to enhance awareness about the very effective efforts being made by Giraffe Conservation Foundation to save giraffes. Visit https://giraffeconservation.org/
You can purchase Skinny Legs and Fat Cheeks on all of the online book sites such as Barnes & Noble, Google, Apple Book, and of course Amazon. This book has received the Family Choice Award-Gold and Mom's Choice Award - Silver, Purple Dragonfly Book Awards as well as the Readers' Favorite - FIVE STARS and Pinnacle Achievement Awards.
Some Factoids: Kubwa in Swahili language means 'large' and 'great.' Zuri means 'beautiful' and 'graceful.' Hippos are the second largest land animal on Earth weighing over 7,000 pounds. The elephant is the largest. Both the hippopotamus and giraffe are herbivores, eating over 100-165 pounds of grass, leaves and other vegetation per day.
Skinny Legs and Fat Cheeks received the Mom's Choice Award - Silver
Skinny Legs and Fat Cheeks has earned the Family Choice Award - Gold.
Skinny Legs and Fat Cheeks has received the READERS' FAVORITE - FIVE STARS.
Skinny Legs and Fat Cheeks has received from Story Monsters' Purple Dragonfly Book Award-Honorable Mention for Best Cover Design, Picture Books - Five & Younger, and Animal/Pets.
Skinny Legs and Fat Cheeks has received from National Association of Book Entrepreneurs its 2021 Pinnacle Book Achievement Award for the category of Animal/Pets.