This morning I finally opened up the large cardboard box that had been sitting in the corner of my bedroom since I arrived back in London.
What could be inside, I wondered?
Look! Advance copies of the new book I illustrated called
It will be released in August 2014, but I thought I'd share a sneaky peak with all my lovely readers.
It's a story about three children who all have difficulty with learning in some way; one struggles to read, one struggles to write, and one struggles with math. But, with the help of their parents and teachers, they all find a way to make learning easier!
The story really touched me, because I often felt self-conscious about math when I was in elementary school. I remember having to do mad minutes, where we had to solve 10 math questions in one minute. They were simple adding and subtraction, and should have been easy, but the time pressure meant they were agony for me. I just couldn't do them! Math remained arduous until I had an amazing teacher in grade 12 who made everything clear for me. (Thank-you so much Mr. Pries!)
I can't wait to show you more of this book and some of the original sketches and paintings in August! For now, this is all you get to see.
Or, how about this? Did you have trouble with anything in school, and was there someone who helped you through it?