During the school year of 2012 and 2013, my son Charlie and his classmate Ben worked on creating a children’s picture book. Ben had started writing the story and asked Charlie—who liked to sketch—if he’d illustrate it for him.
Their teacher Mrs. Curry encouraged the boys to work on their book during recess and class time when their regular work was completed. As a result, the boys spent many hours in the ‘office’ just off the classroom. Being grade four students, boys on top of that, one might think they wouldn’t be able to pull off a completed book with pictures.
Since I do what I do, I offered to print the book professionally if they finished it. Sometime in April, they had all the material ready. I scanned the images, formatted it with the text, and a book was born.
The book was published on May 29, 2013. I bought several copies for each of the boys, then continue on with life.
Recently, when I checked my CreateSpace account, I saw someone had bought a copy of the book. The next day, another copy was sold, then another. In fact, since November 16th six books have been sold (including one this morning).