Houston, TX (USA), April 08, 2013 -- The naming of a family pet is the theme of Dr. Aaron Chokan’s delightful new children’s book, Lai-Lai Meets Chub-Chub. Recently released by Halo Publishing International, Lai-Lai Meets Chub-Chub is a book about a preschool-age girl who struggles to find the "perfect" name for her new puppy.
Chokan said he mirrored the story of his 3-year-old daughter Calais’ naming of the family’s new mini golden doodle puppy. “It’s a story told through a toddler’s imagination,” explained the author.
“Lai-Lai spends her day outside learning how nature can truly give her ideas for a name,” he said. “She also asks for listener participation by asking the reading audience for some help.” “And the little girl in the story is completely delighted when she finally comes up with the name Chub-Chub.”
“Families will enjoy reading this sweet story together,” said Halo International Publisher Lisa Umina. “We know how important it is for parents to read with their children and Lai Lai Meets Chub Chub is a wonderful book for them to share.”
Chokan said he has a second book in the works featuring Lai-Lai and her adventures with her new pet. Other members of his large family will be story characters as well. “I’m bringing the whole family in,” he said.
The author is a Northeast Ohio foot and ankle specialist who has been practicing since 2004. The son of a builder, Chokan grew up with his two sisters in Westlake, Ohio, and is a graduate of St. Ignatius High School. He earned his bachelor’s degree in biochemistry at the College of Wooster and then studied at the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine. Now the Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine, Chokan is chairman of the school’s alumni association. The author is owner and founder of Ohio Foot and Ankle Center with 4 locations in Northeast Ohio.
Chokan met his wife, Michelle, while they were both working at Hillcrest Hospital, part of the Cleveland Clinic medical system. They now have five children, Hunter, Reece, Finlay, Calais and Lucia, ranging in age from six weeks to seven years old; and a dog, Paisley. The family lives in Hudson, Ohio.