My newest personal book project is complete!
I have six grandchildren and I promised to write and illustrate a book for each of them. Eli is my third grandchild and his story was such a fun one to develop. He has a very special, close relationship with his grandpa. He loves to come to visit or to have us visit him, and is constantly asking his mom, “Is it today?” Thus, the story of how Eli learns to be patient while waiting for that special visit.
Eli received the first book and he really enjoyed reading it to his little sister. I’m currently working on her book! I am hoping for a July publication!
To order your copy please visit this link: https://www.createspace.com/7033442
Here is what my reviewers had to say:
• “An adorable book with lovely illustrations. Kids will learn about patience and counting along with the joy of relatives coming to visit. Another fabulous book from Debbie Johnson.”
— Jaimie Engle, critically acclaimed author at JME Books
• “Debbie Waldorf Johnson gives us a heartwarming, delightful book that will quickly become a favorite. She illustrates a simple, everyday occurrence in the life of a child in a sweet, tender manner. It invites discussion of what a child can do when it is so hard to wait. Parents and grandparents, as well as teachers, will want to share this special story with their little ones.”
— Jo Mrvichin, Early Childhood Educator
• “Any child who has ever looked forward to an exciting event will be able to relate to Eli’s anticipation in this book. And the vibrant, life-like illustrations will show kids lots of creative ways to pass the time!”
— Kristin Adkinson, Freelance Editor for Children’s Books
• “A sweet story with simple lessons. The affirmations of being loved, patient, and creative are beautifully conveyed. Debbie’s illustrations and storyline have captured the essence of how hard it is for a little boy to wait. It will definitely be on my (future) grand kids reading list.”
— Diane Carr, children’s author, River Dragon and Freedom’s Dragonflight.
• “Debbie (Johnson) has captured the young child’s learning to wait coupled with the joy of anticipation. The charming illustrations remind the reader of the richness of everyday life while waiting.”
— Mary Dall, Writer, illustrator, artist and retired kindergarten teacher.
• “Endearing illustrations and text showing a loving mother’s gentle patience with her inquisitive young son. What is he so eagerly awaiting? Readers watch and wonder as he passes the time doing things that all little boys can relate to. Clearly something very special is about to happen, but no spoilers here!”
— Karen Mountz, Librarian, Rochester Hills Public Library (Rochester Hills, MI)