“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” Dr. Seuss
Stories are everywhere. You can create a story from most anything. It’s that “Once Upon a Time” deal that lets imagination expand boundaries and float in the air. It’s that whatever you want it to be. Of course, not every story of the mind will get written, most won’t.
We hope each little (or big) person that hears the story will enjoy it, ask questions and searches for details in the pictures!
Bill relays the inspiration behind the story — “I went to a mental health workshop on hypnotherapy some years back. Those attending were asked to recall a pleasant memory. Mine was watching this kite contest with friends while on a trip to Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, along the Atlantic, definitely not something I’d thought of for a long while. So we’ve had the thoughts about transforming the story to a children’s book for some time. We finally did it!”
Two little girls close to our hearts. When Reese was born, we captured a photo of her with wild hair, huge eyes and a tiny smile. Baby pictures portrayed them as identical. With the wild hair picture and Zoe’s more recent photos, the logo was designed around the two of them.
Celia Belle was the name of Bill’s mother. Celia lived in Syracuse and Elkhart, Indiana her entire life. Ansel is after the famous Farmland, Indiana kite master, Ansel Toney.
Nicole Spencer is a freelance graphic artist at Urban Charm Studios and lives in the west suburbs of Chicago. She is the mother of two young children.