A Book Abot Chaps – Emma Mebane, ©2011 (ISBN 978-0-615-52092-6)
At the viewing in the funeral home for Emma, a radiant young woman who died in her sleep at the age of 19 in July 2011, her family put out a number of things that visitors could look at while they waited in line to pay their respects. One of those items was a “book” that Emma wrote in first grade. It was called A Book Abot Chaps (phonetic for “A Book About Shapes”). It looked every bit the product of a first grader, with many endearing, age-related mistakes and, when people picked it up, they loved it. Based on this reaction, the family decided to publish Emma’s A Book Abot Chaps as a tribute to her life. They felt that Emma becoming a published Amazon author would be an honor to her.