Earlier in the week, I promised you more information about my upcoming children's book, "How Do Grandmas Grow?" and I'm happy to share it with you now!
Though the front cover depicts grandmas growing as flowers, that's just one of the fun ways that kids imagine grandmas growing! There are so many different ways, and while I don't want to give everything away, I did want to share some photos that might give you a hint of what's to come...
I also shared this photo on social media yesterday... I always love to sneak in personal touches when I'm illustrating my own books, and "How Do Grandmas Grow?" is filled with things that are special in my life. In fact, there are certain touches that no one else will think about twice, but people in my life who know me and who know my family will immediately recognize these pieces.
This illustration in particular showcases a little girl with hearing aids... not only is she deaf like my little sisters, but her hearing aids are actually their favorite colors! I also gave one of the grandmas a hearing aid in another illustration as well, but of course my sisters are more excited about this girl than the grandma!
I really can't wait for family and friends to read this book because I haven't told any of them about the special nods to them that are included in the book. I'm excited to hear their thoughts once the book is released next week.
Now, I'd like to hear your thoughts... well, specifically, I'd like to hear your children's thoughts!
That's right, I'm holding a contest for children ages 3-12. I want to see how your children think grandmas grow! Kids have such vivid imaginations and I want to let them unleash their creativity.
Between now and Saturday, November 7, 2020, I invite kids to color pictures, use clay, paint, or use any other medium to show me how they think that grandmas grow. Then, on Sunday, November 8, 2020, I'll do a random drawing from the participants to receive a FREE copy of "How Do Grandmas Grow?" that's made out to them and signed!
Each child may enter the contest one time. If siblings would like to enter together, that's absolutely fine too (if they win, the book will be made out to all of the children involved)! To enter, please share a photo of the child's creation with a caption telling me how they think grandmas grow and the child's age, and use the hashtag #HowDoGrandmasGrow. You can share the photo with me on Facebook or Instagram. Your child does not need to be in the photo, but the photo does need to be public so I can see it.
The winner will be announced here, as well as on Facebook & Instagram, so make sure to come back on November 8th to see the results! Plus, keep an eye out for the release of "How Do Grandmas Grow?" next week!