NEW BOOK BY SEA CLIFF RESIDENT INSPIRES CHILDREN TO DREAM BIG
A love of cars combined with the love of an inspirational message has lead to the publication of a new children’s book, Cee Jay and Bugsy, by Kevin C. Horton, who is the former editor and publisher of a weekly newspaper on the North Shore of Long Island.
In Cee Jay and Bugsy, we learn that despite the disbelief of his fellow cars in the yard and the looming presence of “The Crusher,” Cee Jay stays true to his dream that someday he will be made into a collectible.
When Bugsy, a VW Bug, is brought into the yard by Charlie the Tow Truck, Cee Jay opens up to her and tells her about his dream. “What are you getting all revved up about?” Ronald the Rolls Royce asked. “It will never happen,” cranked the Model T. “They’re just going to take you apart piece by piece until all your valuable parts are gone, then they’ll…” Cee Jay sparked, “That’s not going to happen to me, I’m a collectible. Someone will want to make me new again, you’ll see!”
Not just a children’s book, Cee Jay and Bugsy teaches classic car history with beautifully detailed illustrations.
After reading about Cee Jay and Bugsy’s adventure, adults and children together will enjoy the glossary of vehicles listing the seven true life cars/trucks the characters are based on. This book is certain to appeal to boys and girls age 6 and above… Though parents too will enjoy the classic car history.
Darlene Gaffney, an MS Reading instructor said, “Cee Jay and Bugsy is a particularly great book for boys; interest level 6-60 years old with a readability of grade 3.”
Kevin C. Horton was the publisher and editor of a weekly newspaper on the North Shore of Long Island which he founded along with his mother in 1991. He produced the newspaper for 25 years until selling it in 2016 to Richner Publications.
He is an Adjunct Professor of Journalism at New York Institute of Technology.
He is an avid car enthusiast and has actually owned a few of the cars featured in this book. He resides in Sea Cliff, N.Y. with his wife and two children.
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