This is the beginning of a little book for children that I wrote last year and lately started making the images for.
It is planned to be a square book - for children between 2 and 6 years old.
It is written for my son V., so it has some very intimate pieces related to our life (and to being a single mom!).
The intention is, though, to make this a "personable" book where you, if you are interested in this book - for you or for somebody else - could transform it to mirror your personal situation.
It is a book about a Little Star who wants to play on Earth and ends up being born because Little Stars are too bright and too hot to play with children..
I am going to use our faces and names - mine and V.'s - for the illustrations and the text of this book, like it will be shown here.
If you want to utilize this book and transform it, I am making it possible for the names and pictures of the respective mothers and children to be inserted in the pages, as well as small adaptations (as to siblings or the father being inserted into the story).
And thus it starts:
first page Little Star Sosolino
In the evening, as Daddy Sun goes to sleep, all the Stars are coming in the sky to look at the Earth.
Little Star Sosolino was always between the first ones to appear in the sky. Sometimes he came flying into the sky so early in the evening that the light of Daddy Sun still lingered between the clouds.
Little Star Sosolino had two very good friends: Little Star Sam and Little Star Stella. The three of them were always together, each and every night above the Earth.
They were standing really close to each other and they could not take their eyes off the Earth and everything that was happening down there.
Little Star Sosolino was especially enchanted by looking at mothers with children. How they played together, how they walked long walks, loved each other, gave kisses to each other, hugged and cuddled, told stories and read books, drawn and painted, had wonderful yummy things to eat and slept in each others arms, you know, everything that moms do together with their children.
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