The Reason: Little May has been in foster care since she was a baby. She’s almost two years old now, and our daughter, Lisa, and her husband, George, are waiting expectantly for the adoption to be finalized.
The Vision: I want to make a book that will help to anchor May to her new home and family, as well as help her big brother, Tommy, with his project. A book lover himself, eight-year-old Tommy wants to teach May to read!
I see an alphabet book, loosely structured, and using phrases and sentences. For example:
May has an alligator book.
The cat lives downstairs with Emma.
The new baby has a cradle.
Tommy is reading May a story.
I would use a plain font, and there would be photos to go with each sentence.
Here’s where I’m asking for your help. There’s a County photo contest which I plan to enter. All contestants get some free prints at a local photo shop. Having entered what I feel is a fair effort, I want to take the free print voucher to the photo shop and get the pictures for May’s book printed there.
My themes for the contest are winter, beauty and gratitude.
Could you let me know if you think any of #1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 might be of interest to the judges?
Please vote for one or more photos, or if none appeal, #6 (keep trying!).
#1 Winter sunshine and shadow
#2 Footprints from the past?
#3 What stories lie beyond the door?
#4 Warm and bright on a cold dark night
#5 Protected and cared for in the cold
Thank you for your help!