Some of you may remember my first children’s book, Klaus the Mouse and other Silly Animal Tales. I had so much fun creating it, much in part to the encouragement of this fun blogging community.
This second one was created as a follow-up to Klaus the Mouse in a way, as it evolved from friends asking for, and then me creating, characters based on my besties’ grandies similar to the watercolor paintings and rhyming stories in Klaus the Mouse. It was a labor of love to honor these friends and their special grandchildren.
My first book was dedicated to my first granddaughter. This one is dedicated to my second. They are two of the greatest loves of my life!
Thank you Bubby for encouraging me every step of the way to publish this book. Thank you Jim for that first request of Alex the Alligator and Liz the Lizard that put this whole compilation in motion. Thank you Jill for sharing your family with mine and supporting me no matter what I do. Thank you Joyce for your love and creative inspiration and for sharing the best of what family is all about with me.
In this book, you will enjoy reading and rhyming along with Lucas the Lucky Lion, who of course scored the cover spot because of his good luck, all the way through to Mason the fickle, pickle-loving monkey who is sure to tickle your funny bone.
And in this book, I left two blank pages at the end where I hope readers will consider drawing their own character and creating their own rhyme. And I would love if they will share with me. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks to all of you for your ongoing encouragement and support. You’ve really contributed to making my dreams come true!
Cheers & Hugs,