Disney produces kid's book on what to do in an earthquake
Watching a friend's four year-old niece struggle after the November earthquake provided the inspiration for Claudia Disney's first book.
Disney created the text and drawing for The Friendly Earthquake Giant, after seeing four year-old Aimme struggle.
"Every time there is an earthquake she absolutely panics to the point that even when the house shakes in the wind, she cries."
Writing a book for children initially "started out as a joke" for the Lower Hutt gym owner, before she realised it was something she could do.
The book explains what to do in a big shake and she hopes children will be less frightened if they have a better understanding of what is happening.
Disney decided to publish it herself.
"I am very pleased how it went, the first print run of 50, sold out in one and a half weeks and I have now printed another 100."
Disney recently read her story to children at a Shine Montessori Educare in Waiwhetu. The children wanted to know if she planned any other books.
The kids did point out one small issue with the book. The cover has a figure wearing green with black spots, which some of the children mistook as chicken pox.
"That was very cute.'
The Friendly Earthquake Giant is available from the author for $15.