So Many Stories!
Bedtime stories create bonds, build character, deepen imaginations, and knit together your love for one another. They're part of the weave of life, and they're wonderful ways to engage with the small child who's captured your heart and soul. Delight them with another story, keep up the snuggles, and keep reading, forever!
Kids LOVE these because they're fun, they have pictures, and they take you on an adventure! How else can you have a birthday with a ramshackle of bears, cut a caterpillar's hair, float to Paris, or travel the world with a cow who makes chocolate milk? The pictures allow for coloring, too, which has been done many-a-time!
Just look at all of the little books you can read together:
Prince Angelo's 6th Birthday With the Bears
The Little Balloon Who Went To Paris
- and more! SWEET. Literally.
Stories Are Magical
There's nothing like the love you feel, between you and the kiddo you're reading to, when you snuggle together and go on an adventure. And that's what stories do: they take you to places you've never been, show you new worlds, give you common ground, and connect you to your child. They're magical and wonderful and fill your life with love, and engage with the love you already have.
That's what I believe, and why I'm compelled to write, draw, and share. For you, for love, for connection, for adventure.
And for the fun of it. Who doesn't like to laugh at a drawing, and pretend that they can hang with the stars, eat ice cream with the lions, or feel sorry for the cloud who can't have a puppy?
Stories give children safe places to explore, to learn about people and situations, to try on new "hats" and to come back changed and feeling a deeper connection to the world.
Stories help children feel secure and loved, and bonded with the person who took the time to give them attention, to show them they're valuable by reading to them, and that they have worth and merit in the world.
Who would've thought you could change the life of a child so much by stopping and slowing down and reading a story? By going on an adventure together? On a very cheap yet rich vacay of the imagination? You can do that. And I have the stories for you. You can purchase them here.
You can find my stories on Etsy and in a few fine retailers in Portland, Oregon, like Piccolina on Woodstock. You can find me on Instagram and through my contact page.
I also like to draw.
Can't Stop - Won't Stop
I have to draw. No choice about it. Cute rats flying kites, girls in lion costumes, balloons floating to Paris, I draw these things because I'm not happy if pen isn't touching paper, making me laugh, making some silliness in the world. Drawing is HAAAARD! Every time I write a new book, I think, "I can't draw this! I don't know how!" Because, really, how do you draw a lion holding a teddy bear? How do you draw a dairy cow with a trophy? I don't know! But I just somehow sit down and do it. And, in doing so, I learned a few things:
1. Kids love drawings, even silly and imperfect ones.
2. It's okay to have no idea what you're doing and do it anyways.
3. When a drawing makes me laugh, I'm in the right direction.
4. I have to draw, nomatter what. My soul won't let me stop.
So I've hand illustrated all of these books. Hope you like 'em!
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