I've been working on getting to know this little girl who's been inspiring smiles all over the place and have two knew illustrations for you to enjoy! As I read my book, "A Reason to Smile!" to some 2nd graders, I was asked why she was walking around NYC on her own without parental supervision. This inspired me to do some art and introduce into book 2 [coming soon ;-)] the fact that Luiza works really hard in school and at home and because she makes good decisions in those places, her parents trust her to make good decisions outside on her own when she is able to go out and enjoy her city.
This month will be taking me to Seattle as well, as I bring "A Reason to Smile!" out to the West Coast for the first time! I wanted to celebrate that by having Luiza do something cool in the city and having her splash around in the Puget Sound as if it were a big puddle sounded like a lot of fun! Could you imagine being a giant and walking around the city of your choice? Madurodam is a place in Holland that has a city like that where people can walk around and act like giants. It's crazy fun, every family should experience it once in their life.
Stay tuned, I hope to have another kickstarter up and running soon! If you'd like a copy of the book, the 44 page softcover is $10 and the 60 page hardcover is $20. Add $6 for shipping and send your payment via paypal.com to firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll ship you your copy within the week!