Here it is! My first children's picture book for ages 0-5. My dream come true and a huge accomplishment since having my kids. It has been a year in the making and although it takes a couple of minutes to read, so much work has gone into making this book enjoyable and easy to read to little ones.
There are a few simple rhyming books my kids had memorised from a young age and they felt so proud of themselves for being able to read it. That is the beginning stages of reading and I wanted my first book to be a story that children love because they can read or help read it.
It is a book completely inspired by my three kids, which makes it even more special to me. As they watched the clouds one afternoon, they started pointing out pictures the clouds were making and I suddenly had my book idea and went to writing it.
The illustrations are so beautiful and created by Lou Souter who was able to capture what I was imagining in my head and didn't have the artistic skills to do. She is amazing and this too, is her first picture book, which made us a great team and both being mums, worked completely around our kids schedules and were flexible in our deadlines. Actually I say deadlines but we really we like 'we will finish it, when we finish it!'
With a little animation added in to make reading more fun and the low price of $2.99 AUD or $1.99 U.S, I encourage you to get yourself a copy, which you can do clicking on the link 'My Picture Book' in the bar above and if you enjoy it with your children, then please spread the word and post on your social media sites. It is available in every country so wherever you are, it can be yours!
My next goal is to get it to a printed copy so we will see how well the iBook version takes off. Thanks for all your encouragement and messages. I hope this has been inspiring for any of you who are thinking of pursuing a dream of yours.