Nuggets Within Reach
My mom had an idea to write a book about my friend Liam and his sister Bea, so we started an interactive children’s book with fun illustrations. I was really excited to help out, because I could be part of a creation I can physically hold in my hands. It was so much fun, but we had some hard parts, too. We had to find an illustrator. There were many different illustrators that put in submissions, so we had a lot of choices. One illustrator stood out to me, but my mom picked someone else. That illustrator was from Ukraine and is one of the reasons we donated our book profits when the war started. I also helped write the poems, to make them easier to understand for little kids. We have read this book to my old elementary school and are planning to read it to many more. I am really excited to see how far the book is going to get.
Together we were able to share our creation with our neighbors, friends, and maybe eventually the world. Also, at the same time, we are able to help a country in need. Being a part of this book was a really amazing experience and we would gladly do it again.
We started a children's book called Nuggets Within Reach about my dad's nuggets of wisdom. During the start, we had no idea what a children’s book should even look like. We started by going to different children’s bookstores and reading some of the books in the children’s section. When we got some ideas, we began with a draft for how the book would look like. We already knew my sister and I would be the characters in the book, and then decided to make a poem for each vessel of advice. When the book was finally published, we went to different houses delivering, and started advertising the book at elementary schools. We were even able to get some of the librarians to get the book and possibly buy the books for the library. I am very happy to see our book progress and am excited to see how far we have come.
Editor's note: See nuggetswithinreach.com to order your own copy of the book.
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