2016 TxAuthors.com Best Children's Picture Book Pre-K
Meem's Little World is the first book of a series of Children's Poetry I have created for children ages 2-7. Intentionally childlike, I wanted it to look as though a child wrote it for another child. It is entirely hand written, colored, and illustrated. A mouse, Meem, is hidden in every story, a delightful challenge for the child to find. The poems are nature based and educational, with a calm and soothing flow when they are read. When I read to my own children at nap time or bedtime, I felt it was the most precious â€œyou and meâ€ time between a parent and child. We slowed down and let the world â€œout thereâ€ go by. In my opinion, todays lifestyle is too fast for a young mind to fully absorb. Create a nurturing and bonding moment each day was the key foundation of their early learning and enhanced their curiosity of the world around them, on their level. They say I was a good storyteller and encouraged me to write my own books. I could not draw. I only knew that sometimes the illustrations I frequently would see in children's books today, could be overly confusing and cluttered, therefore losing the true meaning of the story. I wanted to draw pictures that were soothing to look at and write a book that was soothing to listen to, bringing back the human element with a book that touched all the senses. Meem's Little World is full of love and created for the sole purpose of bringing joy to the child.