Tim Tebow is making the media rounds this week to tout the release of his first children’s book, and the one-time NFL quarterback-turned-minor-league baseball player appeared Tuesday “Good Morning America” Tuesday as part of the press tour.
Titled, “Bronco and Friends: A Party to Remember,” Tebow’s kids’ book celebrates how people are different and pays tribute to his late dog, Bronco.
“Bronco was such an amazing dog and I wanted to honor him,” Tebow said of his Rhodesian Ridgeback that died in 2019, per GMA’s site. “I remember when I was a young boy and my mom and dad would read to me and I remember how impactful those stories were and I wanted to write a children’s book for all the young boys and girls out there to encourage them and their worth and that they’re unique, they are special, they are wonderful.”
Tebow also celebrated the release of his new book this week via Twitter and Instagram dispatches.
There are so many special things for me about my first children’s book, Bronco & Friends… one of them is the artwork. Just thought I would share a sneak peek!— Tim Tebow (@TimTebow) January 4, 2021
I would be honored if you would consider placing a pre-order: https://t.co/4XpUYnHhru pic.twitter.com/CScwMZpsZi
Other characters found in the book are based upon children Tebow met during his extensive work with the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
“The other main characters in this book, their names were also Wish kids that I fell in love with and that lost their battle most against cancer that are looking down from heaven now,” Tebow said. “This book was really written to honor bronco and these Wish children that fought so courageously and all of them have incredible, amazing stories that I wanted to honor.”
Tebow isn’t the only star from the world of sports to recently make their first foray into children’s literature, and it remains to be seen whether the New York Mets minor leaguer has another book in him.
In the interim, it looks like Tebow will first give his long-shot aspirations of reaching the MLB level as a farmhand with the Mets another shot in 2021 despite the seemingly insurmountable obstacles standing in his way.