Happy New Year “Kidsbook Friends” Friends,
We hope that you’ve made many new friends this year in the stories that have bedazzled you, made you laugh, and beckoned you to read them again and again. I’ve found many “kindred spirits” this year such as: Juliet and Elizabeth (“The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society”— Yes, that’s really the title!), Liesel (“The Book Thief”), Claire (“The Son”) . . . and my kiddos have befriended Percy Jackson, Hermione, Anne (with an E), Fletcher (Julia Rawlinson’s fox), Lizzy (Elisa Kleven’s “Apple Doll” girl), and Hedgie (Jan Brett’s hedgehog) to name a handful.
Our hope this new year is to introduce you and many others to a
NEW FRIEND, ISAAC
in our first published children’s book
ISAAC’S ICE CREAM TREE!
We are THRILLED to announce that WhiteFire Publishing Company is releasing our book January 15th, 2019!
Please check it out as it just became available for pre-order on Amazon:
Isaac’s Ice Cream Tree.Hardcover on Amazon
Isaac’s Ice Cream Tree.Paperback on Amazon
Isaac loves the sugar maple in his yard, and he can’t help but feel bad for it when its branches are winter-bare. He decides to give it a gift…and is surprised when the tree returns the favor in the new morning snow, presenting him with balls of…ice cream!
But how long can the magic last with spring on the horizon?
This magical exploration through the colors of the rainbow, the days of the week, and some of our favorite fruits is sure to delight readers of all ages!
The Story Behind the Story . . .
I say “our book” because my firstborn son, Christian, inspired me with the idea in the first place when he sketched a tree with an ice cream scoop on top . . . I’m excited to share this story, our publication journey and a few sneak peaks of illustrations by Rachael Koppendrayer with you in upcoming posts.
Thank YOU Friends for taking this journey with us!
Christian (12.5), Victoria (10.5) & Andrew (7)