To have a book idea and pictures floating around in one’s head is fun, but to have that idea on real pages in one’s hand is amazing. There is just something so satisfying about looking at words and illustrations in a way that can be shared, in print, in color, alive so to speak. I’m actually thankful that I had over two weeks down time with my broken foot to work on the book. And, I’m very grateful to my friend, Chuck Wasson , for sharing a wonderful iPad application, called Paper53, which allowed me to create the drawings and “paintings” without any mess while couch bound.
My little ones seemed to love the moment too. The ones who can read each took a turn reading the book aloud to all of us. My little Nora was able to finish the rhyming words on each page after just a few times listening, she felt like she was “ reading”. It really was a wonderful moment. It was the moment for which my children’s books have been written, the moment I share the stories with my little ones.
Please check it out and let me know what you think of my new “baby”. I'd give a penny for your thoughts!
P.S. Here is the link to my first book, "The Moon, The Star, and The Firefly" if you haven't seen that one yet, also available through me or the website. http://www.blurb.com/my/book/detail/1152367
Please click on the book picture below to purchase you autographed copy from my website