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The Road Not Taken

For all of life's adventures comes this beautifully illustrated companion inspired by Robert Frost's perennial poem "The Road Not Taken." Heartwarming illustrations of a young boy journeying through a yellow wood accompany the original text of the poem. When a fork in the road arises for the boy, so too does the first of life's many choices. And as the poem progresses, so does the boy's life: college, career, marriage, family, loss, and, by journey's end, the sweet satisfaction of a life fully lived. The first children's book ever made of Frost's famous poem, this moving presentation makes an inspiring gift for graduation, marriage, career moves, and all of life's exciting roads. 

 
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Birdie

A relatable novel-in-verse about loss… and what happens afterwards

Twelve-year-old Birdie Briggs loves birds. They bring her comfort when she thinks about her dad, a firefighter who was killed in the line of duty. Life without her dad isn’t easy, but at least Birdie still has Mom and Maymee, and her friends Nina and Martin.

But then Maymee gets a boyfriend, Nina and Martin start dating, and Birdie’s mom starts seeing a police officer. And suddenly not even her beloved birds can lift Birdie’s spirits. Her world is changing, and Birdie wishes things would go back to how they were before. But maybe change, painful as it is, can be beautiful too.

My work for this book was the covers, no internal illustrations.

 
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The Yeti and the Jolly Lama: A Tale of Friendship

Gather around, children, and hear a tale from far-off Tibet, the fabled Land of Snows. Surely you have heard of it, the mountain home of the legendary Abominable Snowman.

How can we soothe the savage beasts of fear, aggression, and intolerance? We do it together, teaches American Buddhist teacher Lama Surya Das, in an authentic teaching tale from the high Himalayas. When the legendary yeti terrorizes a small Tibetan village, the local lama—a cave-dwelling, meditating hermit—shows us how generosity, patience, and a sense of belonging can turn an Abominable Snowman into an adorable one. With themes of resilience, interconnection, acceptance, and a subtle introduction to lovingkindness meditation, this story of spiritual friendship will awaken the hearts of children young and old.

 
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Stripe of Courage

When a prophesied flood threatens timid Sam Stripe’s chipmunk colony in Yosemite Valley, he doesn’t expect to be named as the hero charged with saving them all. And before he can even summon the nerve to start his quest, he’s swept away into a daring adventure, risking and losing everything he holds dear—his mom and dad and, especially, the chipmunk princess, Robyn Redbelly.

He needs to get back to his tribe, make sure his parents are OK, and solve the mystery of Robyn’s disappearance. But first Sam must prevail against a crazed lynx, fast-flying falcons and the treachery on an evil possum, bent on destroying him.

Will he find the courage in his heart to save not just himself, but those he holds most dear? And can he do it in time to save the colony?

Sam Stripe. Reluctant hero. An epic tale of love, magic and survival during Yosemite Valley’s Hundred Year Flood.

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Baby don't sh*t your pants

This was a bedtime story for frustrated parents with potty training age children. The author expressed his own experience with the process with humorous rhymes, no doubt many parents could relate to it. 

My role was to illustrate the book, adding further life to the story. I came up with the visual story of what I believe to be the reason of the child's reluctance to the potty -- the poo are little fun-loving party buddies and who would flush them away if you could have such good times with them? 

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S'mores Indoors

“S’mores Indoors” takes kids and parents on a whimsical rollicking journey through young Eleanor’s boundless imagination, and why she stands firm about her most beloved treat! With its delightful endearing illustrations and surprising, read-aloud rhymes, this book will be your child’s new favorite anytime story.

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Mama Needs A Drink

Let’s get real about parenting—it’s hard. This is a book with one goal: to make parents laugh when they need it most (and permission to pour themselves a glass of their favorite wine). First-time mother and author Tage Lee wants to give parents everywhere a reason to smile amidst the wild journey of raising tiny humans.

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Milo's Endless Drawing Pad

Milo is frustrated that his drawings don't turn out the way he sees them in his head. His grandpa encourages him to keep drawing, but Milo has used up all the paper. Milo's grandpa says he doesn't need paper to draw. They go outside and onto the beach. Milo picks up a long, long stick and drags it behind him in the sand. Noticing that his stick has made a mark in the sand, Milo's grandpa starts to draw pictures. As he finishes a drawing, a wave comes and washes it away so he can try again. Milo draws with his stick as well and learns that his drawings don't have to be perfect; he just has to keep on drawing. This simple yet heartwarming story is for any budding artist who needs a gentle reminder that it s the process of creating that counts and all you need is endless imagination.