Archer is 18 months old, and a very busy young man. He loves Bubble Guppies, balls, rocks, and books. He keeps me very busy, too. His favorite game is hide-and-seek, and he can climb and run all day long.
I spent some of my winter creating a children’s book for him. No – I am not a writer. No – I did not write a book. I used Forrest’s poem to create a children’s book to read to my son at night. I used a website, with some cool tools. There was a very limited library of background scenes and props to use, but there seemed to be plenty to create a treasure-hunt themed children’s book.
Originally, I had used ONLY Forrest’s poem to create the book, but the publisher would not let me make a hard cover book with less than 16 pages. My son loves to read books, but he also loves to eat them, which means paperbacks are out. So, I had to get creative, and I came up with a preface for it. It is only a few lines, and it is not worthy of the poem, but it adds a cute spin to an already fun story.
It took me about 3 months to create the book, but only because I would work on it a day and then set it aside for a couple of weeks. I am sure some of you can do better than me – and I certainly encourage you to try. The website I used is Story Jumper (www.storyjumper.com), but there are several others out there.
I laughed my butt off once it was done. It is both cute and hilarious – at least to me. I have shared the link below for all of you to enjoy. I hope you get as big of a laugh as I did.
P.S. There are NO intended hints, clues, or implications in this book or the images. I used what limited resources were available in their library and tried my best to keep it relevant. The main character is supposed to be a younger Forrest Fenn.