Wednesday, November 25, 2009
The Big Creek
*Pressure howls, 'No Fair', when she finds out that Morris, Happy, and Crazy are going on an adventure to the Big Creek.* ~~Excerpt from The Big Creek, a book written for my Grandchildren.
I must admit that working with animals, stuffed toys, and Morris has proven to be somewhat of an interesting challenge.
Yet making the story books for the Grandchildren is very satisfying and fun.
The story usually stems from a Grandchild visit.
When we take the Grandkids on a walk or little hike around our woods or pastures, I take the 'adventure' they had and create a story based on it.
This way the Grandchildren can relate to the story with Morris and his toys. Of course including the farm animals that they know and love always adds a personal touch for them.
I'm surprised at how good all of these live actor 'animals' have been for helping me create this little story book.
If I could draw, I'd probably illustrate it, but working with the camera has been more fun. My husband sometimes wonders if I've lost my marbles.
But I know how much the kids loved their books last Christmas...
so I guess I'm not that crazy after all?