Greensboro, N.C. - Like most children, Sabbath Canady loves to draw and loves to read. But, unlike most children, she's an author and illustrator. This summer, she published her first book: "Antwell's Dreams."
It's the story of an ant named Lola that auditions for a play and learns an important lesson. "You never know until you try," Sabbath Canady said. The story is loosely based on Sabbath's own personal experience auditioning for a local production.
Sabbath's dad, Larry Canady, told WFMY News 2 he is incredibly proud of his daughter. "At seven years old, I was reading 'Hardy Boys' and other people's work...I don't think any of us really realized how much talent she possessed," he said.
The seven-year-old says she's received a great response to her book from parents and children. "They say it's fantastic. Terrific. Magnificent. Other words, too," Sabbath Canady said.
She's already in the process of working on her next book. When she grows up, Sabbath is thinking about becoming a teacher or an author.
Sabbath and her mom will be at Greensboro's Hemphill Library on Thursday at 10 a.m. They'll talk to parents and children about the book and how you can write and publish your own children's book.
To learn more about the book or purchase a copy, click here.
WFMY News 2