The lady of the house awakes one cold snowy morning to discover that while she slept, a mysterious little creature left his tracks in the snow on her front stoop. She can’t imagine what he was looking for. She never heard the slightest thing. Had he been in her yard before? Then she remembers a time when an annoying little critter passed through her yard exploring. She laughs as she recalls chasing him around and around her backyard. Could it be?
Look inside to see.
The artwork in this book is illustrated by student artists ages 6-12.
It all began with a blanket of snow, some tracks, a critter, and a competition.
One morning when I awoke, I looked out my window and saw my entire yard covered in a beautiful white blanket of snow! I walked downstairs, opened my front door, and there they were…tracks in the snow! I couldn’t believe my eyes. The cutest little tracks perfectly placed, one right after the other, in the snow that had gathered on my front stoop. I had to get a photo. The photo inspired me to write a poem about those tracks. And as they say, “The rest is history!”
It occurred to me that my little poem would make a perfect picture book for nursery to kindergarten-age children. I made the bold decision to have kids illustrate my book. From there, I came up with the idea to hold an “Illustration Competition” for student artists ages 6-12. My two illustrators were the competition judges.
Offering not only an opportunity but a challenge to young student artists who might not ever have a chance to showcase their work or their talent was such an honor. It developed into what I call “Kids Inspiring Kids.”
Tracks in the Snow is a sweet picture book parents will enjoy reading to their children over and over again. It’s the perfect book for children ages 0-5.
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