by Richard J. Bowen
Illustrations by Erik Giles Haldi and Lisa Lynn Bowen
"The First Helping" is the 1st Children's Picture Book in a series of 8 books entitled: Learning to Help Series
"The First Helping" as well as all the Picture Books in the series explores exciting ways of helping others, while the story lines remain positive and fulfilling. Creative artwork and bold colors lend visual motion to each story as it reached a helpful, happy conclusion.
The main characters in "The First Helping" are Owl and Zak the snake. Both characters represent the true traits found among their species. They use these abilities to help one another solve very real problems and share with the reader different aspects of helping each other.