PUT ME IN YOUR HEART

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My picture book HOW BIG IS A HEART? is all about the arrival of a new baby and one little boy’s feelings about being the big brother.

 

The book really does make a great gift should you find yourself invited to a baby shower for a family where a soon-to-be big sibling (full, half, or step) is involved. You can give a copy to the soon-to-be big sibling, helping to make sure they aren’t feeling left out or overlooked.

But thinking about baby showers made me realize it could really become a family affair. So I added a few items to my CafePress store–tote / diaper bags for Mom featuring a HOW BIG IS A HEART?-inspired graphic as well as a few sweet “Put me in your heart” items (onesies, shirts, etc.) for the soon-to-be little sibling. Because that’s exactly what you want older siblings to do–make space for their little sister or brother in their hearts…

 

NOW AVAILABLE: HOW BIG IS A HEART?

I’m delighted to announce that my first picture book, HOW BIG IS A HEART?, is now available. The book centers on Gavin, a young boy who is facing the imminent arrival of a baby brother–all while believing that he’s fallen out of favor in his family in the midst of the new-baby bustle. An interaction with a grandmother with a sweet tooth (and slightly better insight than the rest of Gavin’s relatives) begins to convince him otherwise.

HOW BIG IS A HEART? features bright watercolor hearts and pages. But the goal with these illustrations is to highlight the story, not overshadow it. Also, the text of HOW BIG IS A HEART? is perfect for slightly older readers as well–those familiar with my MG THE JUNCTION OF SUNSHINE AND LUCKY will find a somewhat similar voice or lyrical style in these pages.

The book is a perfect fit for those children who are also going to become big siblings (it’s even a nice gift to bring to a shower when older siblings–full, step, or half–are involved). But it’s also a sweet tale of love within a family, which makes it a good choice for any young reader. The book can prompt those readers to consider how they want to fill their own hearts.

HOW BIG IS A HEART? is available on Amazon. The paperback features a glossy cover (for slightly better durability), and the e-book is discounted to $1.99 (or is a free read for those in KU):

HeartCover2Gavin doesn’t want a little brother.

His mother will have to toss Gavin out of her heart to make room for a new baby.

Yes, Gavin’s become a regular piece of junk you get rid of at a garage sale—out with the old to make way for the new.

Or is he?

How big is his mother’s heart, exactly?

Only Memaw really knows…

 

FORTHCOMING PICTURE BOOK: HOW BIG IS A HEART?

I’m delighted to announce that my first picture book for young readers is forthcoming; this book has been with me for years, and I’m delighted to finally be sending it out into the world:

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Gavin doesn’t want a little brother.

His mother will have to toss Gavin out of her heart to make room for a new baby.

Yes, Gavin’s become a regular piece of junk you get rid of at a garage sale—out with the old to make way for the new.

Or is he?

How big is his mother’s heart, exactly?

Only Memaw really knows…

How Big Is a Heart? will make a great gift book for any child in a growing family, and will be available in both e-book and print forms.

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