Monday, May 27, 2013

Books are for Reading with Grandpa!

My husband and I both write.  I literally love children's books.  I love them for their stories, but I also love them for their art.  I collect them and really need to review some of them here in this blog . . . but I am getting off subject . . . .

I am working on an illustrated book series for children (my progress is chronicled  here from time to time in this blog.) Hubby has already published two books, one of which is for children. He's currently working on a novel, but he loves children's stories as much as I do.  Last year he finished a second children's book for our grandson, Owen, who has a speech impediment.  It is a common impediment, that he will eventually grow out of, they say, by the time he is about 8 or 10.  He has trouble saying his R's.  So grandpa wrote him a little book replete with R words!! It was Owen's fifth birthday present!  


Anyway, a couple of our other grandchildren were visiting this weekend, and grandpa read Owen's little book to them at bed time!  I just had to snap this sweet picture.  Vivi is intently listening, while LaRaya is looking at his first book, while she listens.  

I really need to finish my book project. It the first in a series, which I call my Grandma Books.  There is a tab at the top of my homepage if you are interested.  Books will be available on this site, eventually . . . :)

6 comments:

pasqueflower said...

I love children's books, too. I loved to read them to my kids and grandkids. But I can't imagine writing or illustrating one!

Love the grandpa photo. Best of luck with the Grandma Books series. I'm anxious to hear more.

DancingMooney ♥ said...

There is so much magic in children's books... and that's such a cute photo too! ;)

Memories for Life said...

I think it's so sweet that you both write books for your grandkids :) What a great photo :)

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

I love reading time with Noli -- even though she reads everything now, we still enjoy that closeness of sitting together and reading aloud!
Sweet pic!

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

I love the idea of Grandma books!! I will be checking back for the finished product. You are very ambitious with that and having three blogs! Following you via GFC!

Ritha said...

Great article. There's nothing like having a grandparent read to you.