Somewhere back in November, I decided to write a children's picture book...because a picture book would be easy, right?
This book happened from an idea I had while making breakfast one morning. My toddler has been very fascinated by all things kitchen, so that morning he was sitting on the counter, 'counting' the eggs in the carton as he handed them to me.
Toddlers--if you don't already know it--generally like to talk, to talk a lot, and to talk repetitively.
That morning, we started talking about who had laid the eggs in the carton. That led to talking about other animals who laid eggs, and that led in turn to my book idea.
|Working on one set of pictures.|
This one worked.
For "Who," the final word count runs just under two hundred. The pictures took me about a month to create (though that meant a number of late nights at the time). And the idea was simple--and yet so fun to work with.
|A few options I played with for the book cover.|
I'm actually still finishing up a few little details, but I've got the main files finished, and I'm waiting for my second proof copy (the hardcover this time).
It should all be done by Saturday, though.
In fact, this weekend, I'm going to run a small giveaway/launch promotion to celebrate.
See you back on Saturday for the launch!
Did a dinosaur lay the egg? Did a chicken lay the egg? Can you guess who laid the egg?
Discover some of the wonderful egg-laying animals in our world with this simple, easy-to-read story! This story introduces children to an ostric, a chicken, a frog, a turtle, and other, more unexpected creatures as they learn what animals lay eggs.
An early-science story for toddlers and preschoolers.