What a wild few months! I had a baby (now 5 months old! Little Miss Willow Hendrix), my son turned 4, the holidays, a vacation in a snow storm, a new job and my computer broke for a couple of months. I am happy to say that I have a new hard drive and am back in business. Moving on, here is a nice little review local Atlanta children's book author, Rosalind Bunn, wrote about my newest picture book! Enjoy!
"Mr. Mailbox Man Goes To Work" is a whimsical and quirky personification of many ordinary things. Children will love looking at the illustrations and coming up with their own version of each character's day. The use of ordinary objects that children are familiar with enables them to interact with the pictures on their own or with their favorite adult further enhancing a love of books.
Thanks for the review, Rosalind! You can find out about Rosalind and her books through her publisher, Deeds Publishing
Remember, 5% of proceeds are donated to drawchange, a non-profit organization dedicated to aid global change by supplying the world’s children with empowering art experiences!
I love this review Jennifer Franklin gave of my book, Mr. Mailbox Man Goes to Work!
'Mr. Mailbox Man' is a gift for any child, from newborn to elementary-school age. The story is highly imaginative and relies on fantastically detailed pictures to convey the story, forming a bridge of understanding between our physical world and our imaginary nature. This story lends itself to rich vocabulary development by allowing the child to become the storyteller. 'Mr. Mailbox Man' is filled with charm and fun while feeding young reader's minds with adventure and fostering their budding creativity.
Jennifer has a masters in education. She teaches and paints magical things.
Back in 2003, we were in school together. She made these beautiful shadow box worlds when we had a show at Gallery 1010 together! I love them so much. Thank you, Jennifer, for years of advice, inspiration and friendship.
Detail of a shadow box.
Today is finally here! I'm so excited! Here is a little video about my book. Take a little look and get your copy for that special little kid!
This picture book is designed to encourage your child to be the storyteller. There are many benefits to wordless books including; creative thinking, language developement and story structure recognition. A child who struggles with reading can also get comfortable "reading" a wordless book before moving on to books with text. I recommend this book for ages 2-7.
A portion of the proceeds go the wonderful organization drawchange a non-profit organization dedicated to aid global change by supplying the world’s children with empowering art experiences.
As you may know, Kelly is my partner in crime for Evie and Knox Stories. We have two published picture books together and are working on our third. I was eager to see what she thought of my upcoming book and so pleased to get her seal of approval. Read her review below:
"Mr. Mailbox Man is such a sweet and unique book. The story is simple and perfect for teaching children the skill of storytelling as the book is told completely through illustrations. Children grow their imaginations and vocabulary, and parents have a beautiful opportunity to talk with their kids about the book! Love Mr. Mailbox Main Goes to Work and it's talented illustrator!"
Kelly Young-Silverman is a Midwestern girl living in the South who loves to tell stories. Her work ranges from award-winning screenplays and stage plays to children’s stories and young adult novels.