A guest favorite! A fun and silly children’s book that will make your kids or grandkids smile and think while looking at the world in a different way. A world of endless possibilities. Anything is possible. Can you imagine a place where whales climb trees and monkeys have feathers? What about horses that crow first thing in the morning or groundhogs that sing? Can you picture tall purple dandelions that grow like trees – or kids with wings flying high in the sky?
A guest favorite! In My World is a fun, silly, colorful, and silly children’s book that will make your kids or grandkids smile and think while looking at the world in a different way. In My World is a delightful, colorfully illustrated book by Ohio author, Chuck Aardema. A world of endless possibilities. Yet, all is not as you may think. Be inspired as you explore the pages of this book. A perfect book for a kid’s club reading. It challenges kids to think outside the box. It inspires creativity.
So, can you imagine a place where whales climb trees and monkeys have feathers? What about horses that crow first thing in the morning or groundhogs that sing? For instance, can you picture tall purple dandelions that grow like trees – or kids with wings flying high in the sky?
In my world, imaginations run wild with delight as illustrations present familiar things in very unusual ways. Moreover, In My World’s images have colorful surprises designed to inspire children to picture the world around them in a new way.
Whimsical and fun, this children’s tale depicts a world in which animals, plants, insects, and people behave and look very differently from what we know.
In my world, the cows are blue and puppies moo and rhinos lay the eggs. All the young fish walk to school and snakes have short red legs.
“In My World” was a book that was 15-plus years in the making. The author remembers having the idea, writing the first verse, and then drawing a complete blank. Nothing. So, he set it aside thinking that he would get right back to it. Many years later, their grandson was born. He knew that he had a good idea for a story. Suddenly, he had the motivation to write it. It took about 3-days to write and polish it up!
Once written, thought it would be great to have a few pictures to go with it. His daughter and her family live in Chicago. He shared the story with her and her in-laws. They all loved it. After that, he then learned that a friend of their family, Maria Ciaccio, had illustrated some books. As a result, he sent her the story. She shared a draft of how she envisioned the illustrations and Chuck was hooked.
In conclusion, having the opportunity to write something, then have someone take it a step further than imagined through amazing art, is incredibly humbling.