Dec 18, 2008

Holiday Reading For You.....

I am, without a doubt, the luckiest Mommy who ever walked the earth. Period. The end. Don't even try to debate the issue with me.

My precious ones amaze me on a daily....no moment-ly (I know that isn't a real word....would you believe I am in college?!?!) basis. I plan to do a "newsy" post here in the next few days, but had to practice my mother's bragging rights, once again.

The last post I did was a book written by the dear, sweet Feisty who is following in her big sister's footsteps as a child prodigy author/illustrator. Tonight, I have to share a book that Care Bear began (but the masterpiece is not yet complete.) She writes books almost every day. I honestly have a Care Bear library. Anyone know a publisher who publishes children's books written by children?! Because, seriously....I could retire for life off of this girl's creations. (FYI....these are copyrighted....no really....they are!)

So, for your bedtime story tonight, I present Care Bear's latest literary masterpiece (or at least the first half of it....)


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(note the apostrophe and the comma in this page...I don't think I knew what an apostrophe or comma was until at least the 3rd or 4th grade....I could be wrong....that was, after all almost 2.5 decades ago....ugggggggggghhhhhhhhhh)

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(Always pays attention to detail....check out the reindeer's necklace and the red marks coming from his nose to make it look like it's shining....)

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(That up there in the left hand corner is a conveyor belt delivering the presents to the elves. This is as far as she got. At this point, she was so tired of coloring that she asked me to take over. I had to explain to her that what I would do would not do her book justice and that she should just wait until the morning when she isn't so tired. Seriously. I would do shame to her book.....)

Now, all biases aside, is that not amazing?! I have so many others she has written that I could share....maybe I should make a blog solely for my children's creations....is that too indulgent?!?! And artwork aside....how about that handwriting?!?!

So...calling all children's book publishers.....I don't know a kid out there who wouldn't enjoy a book written for kids by a kid.....after all, who knows a kids mind better than a kid?!?!

10 comments:

Diane@Diane's Place said...

Good job, Care Bear! Keep up the good work. :o)

Have a happy and joyous Christmas season, Kristen and family.

Much love,

Diane

Nancy said...

So CUTE! My what talent kids you have, my dear! Enjoy your time away from school and have a MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Sema said...

My oh my, that is one great story teller. Kevin thinks she has very good handwriting too. She is amazing.

Needled Mom said...

How absolutely adorable. Wouldn't it be fun to see it published???

Merry Christmas.

nancygrayce said...

I would buy the book!

PEA said...

I wish I was a publisher, I would certainly publish this book!!! Care Bear did such a fabulous job with this, it's so delightful. I noticed the commas and the apostrophes right away too! lol You certainly do have very special talented children and you have every right to feel proud of them:-) xoxo

Linda said...

What a wonder she is!! I love it Kristen. My daughter started writing when she was very little too, but she didn't illustrate her own stories. She is now an editor and writer.
Have a wonderful Christmas with your family.

Maine Mom said...

My kids would LOVE reading Care Bear's books. They ARE amazing! I hope we get to read the ending of the story.

Merry Christmas, Kristen! Enjoy your break from classes. :-)

groovyoldlady said...

She does a very thorough and entertaining job. Do not EVER get rid of her artwork! I truly think you COULD get it published. Try here: http://www.ravenstonepress.com/childwrt.html

or

http://www.streetside.org/stories/anthologies.htm

or

http://outsideinnovation.blogs.com/pseybold/2008/11/tikatok-kids-create-and-publish-books.html

or

http://www.ucalgary.ca/~dkBrown/writings.html

Sammy said...

What grade is she in again?

As an elementary school teacher, I have to tell you that these are incredibly impressive. Her writing is really advanced, as is her artwork. You're such a good mom to encourage this and to keep it fun for her. She is going to go far academically with this kind of support and encouragement!

Hope you all had a wonderful holiday. Happy New Year!