Book: ‘Amy Giggles’

Taste of Country: “…I met somebody who is Amy Giggles,” he says in the video clip below. “I know a girl who has a really crazy laugh.” After talking to his friend, Bowles realized that she had been bullied about her laugh while she was a kid, and something about that story struck a chord with him. He continued, “So I came up with a rhyme, and the crazy thing about it is that the band’s success has been so insane over the last three or four years, it took me 15 minutes to write the book and two years on and off the road to finish the book.” While he says writing a book is entirely different than sitting down to write music, Bowles points out that there is a rhyming structure to this book, which brought the two crafts together for him. In addition to speaking out against bullying, the book touches on of self-confidence and encourages kids to accept themselves for who they are. You can watch a trailer for the book here. Bowles is donating a portion of the proceeds to Camp Southern Ground, a camp that strives to “overcome academic, social and emotional difficulties so they may reach their full potential…” – Brittany Joy Cooper (READ MORE)

Amazon: “This book is Wonderful, I read it to my 5 year old Grandson and he Loved it. It allowed my grandson Rahmonta to ask questions through out the story such as, why are people laughing at her for laughing so loud, is it wrong? It opens up a way to let children know that it is alright to be different. Amy had a loud laugh and that was ok I told him and he said kinda like me being shy and quiet, people make fun of me for that. I said thats right, there is nothing wrong with that not one bit. He asked if I would get another book to give to his Pre School class, (great idea shy one). Thanks Coy, can’t wait for the next book.” – Rachel Burt (READ MORE)

WLTX: “…He wrote a book titled Amy Giggles based on a girl he knew who was teased as a kid because she snorted when she laughed. “She started doing this huffin’ and puffin’ thing. I was like ‘what was that?” said Bowles of an encounter with the woman Amy’s character is based off of. “People made fun of her as a kid, so much so that she changed her laugh.” A musician friend encouraged Bowles to put the story on paper. It’s being sold through online retailers. Bowles says it will hit the digital market soon. “The ultimate goal of the book is to instill confidence in kids and let them go, ya know, we’re all different,” said Bowles. “Maybe their can be more of an awareness thing that starts happening. I’m just trying to spread that.” – Clark Fouraker (READ MORE)

Amy Giggles – Laugh Out Loud is a story of self-confidence and reassurance, accepting who you are and the realization that our differences make us each beautiful and unique. The reader is taken into a world of imagination through the eyes of Amy Giggles and her boisterous laugh. – Coy Bowles (READ MORE)

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