Monday, June 2, 2014

Dreamtime - Creative Time - Storytime, Plus an exerpt from Drawing of the Mind by Illustrator, Ratna Kusum Halim

Dreamtime is Creative Time

I'm delighted to share this lovely blog exerpt from my wonderful children's book illustrator, Ratna Kusuma Halim from Indonesia.  Ratna was the illustrator for my new children's book, "Three Little Gnomes and a Boy Named Orion."  Check out the link to read the back story about our book cover art!

From Illustrator, Ratna Kusuma Halim:  Drawing of Mind: A Little Story from "Three Little Gnomes" Book Cov...: I've imagined this picture for the book cover for several times. I've even dreamed about it one night, that I and Rhonda the autho...

From Rhonda:  I truly believe we accomplish a lot during our dream state.  I think that Ratna and I did meet up in our dreamtime and discuss the cover of my new book, "Three Little Gnomes and a Boy Named Orion."  She captured the essence of the story in this darling cover illustration!  Thank you Ratna.

Children's Author Rhonda Paglia "Grammy Pags"
after storytime with some darling second graders this morning!
These kids were GREAT listeners and seemed to love
"Three Little Gnomes and a Boy Named Orion."
The kids are also shown with a copy of Paglia's story,
"The Little Lambs and the Very Special Mission." 
Rhonda Paglia is a children's author, a retired elementary teacher, and a "not so retired" grandmother from Pennsylvania.  "Three Little Gnomes and a Boy Named Orion" is her newest children's book.  Reading level, grades 2 & 3, interest level - ages 2+  

"Grammy Pags" as she is called, is also the author of 3 other published children's stories:  "The Little Lambs and the Very Special Mission" dedicated to the children and teachers of Sandy Hook Elementary School; "Doonsey's Beach Adventure, the Great Rescue" and "Doonsey's Beach Adventure, the Great Rescue, Coloring and Activity Book."  Doonsey is a little ocean crab that loves to explore.

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