We are super excited to announce we are creating our first picture book!
We teamed up with super illustrator Jenika Ioffreda, and together, we are creating a book series based on 'Storytime with Anna-Christina'! The first book will be for one of our most popular audiobooks 'Billy Joins the Circus'!
It's so funny how things develop and materialize! I created a Storytime Package last year because, at my Storytime events, parents were asking me if I had a package they could take away with them! The Storytime with Anna-Christina Package was created for children to enjoy fun Storytime activities with their parents at home. I included a CD and a beautifully illustrated booklet with activities relating to the CD!
Knowing there was a demand for these packages, I knew parents would be pleased when I made them available to purchase at my events as well as online! However, parents who brought my package also wanted a book to go with the activities! I quickly realised that the package I had made, really could have been a book!
This led me to the idea of creating our first book which will be part of a series of picture books! Not just regular picture books, but picture books incorporating the idea behind my Storytime Package! This means, as well as having an audio CD to accompany the story, I will also be including fun activities for children to enjoy as they read, see the pictures, listen and learn!
Sketches by Jenika Ioffreda of the characters featured in Billy Joins the Circus.
It's such a thrill to see the characters coming to life on the pages! Over the next few months, we will be posting coloured images from the book and keeping you updated on our progress. We are so proud and excited to be creating our first picture book for children! It has been a dream of mine to create a book and audio series and now it is happening! Woohoooo!
Watch this space!
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