Granddaughter story ahead!.
My five year old granddaughter evidently wants to get into little book publishing. The covers are not clear, the spelling is, well, it isn’t yet. The illustrations are, um, dazzling and unique, the colors are mystifying, and the plot will leave you dangling.
But oh so cute. That wins for this ol’ papa.
Her method is simple. Take some of papa’ typing paper, fold in half, staple the folded edge, turn it a bit and you have pages for a book. At that point, like any good novelist, ‘what if’ takes over.
Her creations allow for a wide range of characters, of word fancy, of complete changes of direction. She doesn’t hesitate to break up a scene with a picture, or a picture with a scene. Her narrative is bold and unassuming.
I think she is into the development of a series for there are three ‘booklets’ right here, joined in her imagination. On the back she explains her motto in big bold letters. ‘Laura writes stuff.’
Who knows if this is the beginning of a new fantasy series which will require the reader to put the pieces together on their own. Perhaps the start of a bold new trend, heedless of good cover art, heedless of spelling or sentence structure or even sentences at all.
But she has desire, courage, passion, and the determination to not be held back by any current style or dictation. No indeed, she flaunts a brave new front. Watch for work, coming soon to a book store near you.
Author Terry Palmer