Prior to becoming a dad, I had zero experience with children. And I mean zero.
Garrett, this is such a sweet children's book. So tender and touching. You must absolutely get it published. I will buy many copies for the tiny humans of my friends!
Super cute, Garrett. Lovely work. Actually really enjoyed reading the Illustrator notes and getting a vivid sense of what they'd look like. I hope you can bring this to life.
I've always been in a similar situation to you. Have read about one kid's books. Youngest child and though my eldest sister had kids, I was too young when they were young and she'd already moved out of home. My brother has a beautiful little girl, but she was born after I moved to Australia, so I (sadly) rately get to see her. My wife, on the other hand, grew up around young nieces and nephews and is naturally a kid person. I don't have my training/induction yet ;)
A lovely story. Thank you Garret. Gus the Basset (my avatar) is no longer with us but I’m sure he was listening while I read Otis’ story to Louise, a 9 year old Dachshund/Terrier mix. Louise days there is no excuse for not keeping enough treats in the house but she did enjoy the story.
Yes, thanks for the public service announcement, Garrett: please do not EAT the children's books - amusingly enough, something one might say to a dog. :) It's a good story, Otis looks like a VGB and I love the thought of a book that could be read to kids and dogs at the same time. Would definitely buy a copy for Bubba. 🐶
Thanks for sharing Garrett. A lovely book for small humans, nicely done. My favorite that I read to my daughter a long time ago was "The Fire Cat", a book I later looked for in Seattle bookstores for my grandson. I think it was Greenwood and the lady knew exactly what I was talking about, dug around a bit, and came up with it.
Garrett, I love that you wrote a children's book! It's such a sweet story--I have a couple friends with a toddler, and I think he would LOVE it. (Their kiddo is so into animals.) Congrats!
A children’s book aspiring author just joined our writers group actually. She’ll attend her first meeting with us later in June!