Now available for the Kindle at amazon.com
and the Nook at barnesandnoble.com.
With a gentle nudge (Tell me about it) or a simple question (And
then what happens?) a child can create unique moments in time and
design a world of fantasy that adults have long forgotten. Amazingly Wonderful Things
will take your child on a delightful journey across
a sea of pink and blue cotton candy to the top of a Ferris wheel made of diamonds and up a rainbow in a new pair of jelly–bean shoes.
This lavishly illustrated book sparks the imagination as a young girl dances in the stardust, races a supernova, and chases fire–breathing dragons across the sky. When the door to a child’s imagination is opened and their creativity is set free every child is capable of Amazingly Wonderful Things. All we have to do is watch… and listen.
Marla J. Hohmeier (also known as “Akeila’s mom”) loves to write children’s stories, poetry and plays for kids and acting scenes for tweens and teens. She is the founder and president of Shining Star
Productions, an organization that provides creative drama classes
for kids. Inspired by her family and the hundreds of children she
works with every year, Marla writes and teaches classes that
encourage imagination and creativity.
Marla is the proud mom of Akeila LeClaire and spends a lot of time
with Snuggles, a Lhasa Apso, that she adopted from an animal rescue shelter. Amazingly Wonderful Things is her first book.
Penny attended classes at the School of Visual Arts in New York.
Over the years she has worked in greeting cards and as a freelance
artist specializing in residential murals. Since 2007, Penny has been
illustrating for the children’s market. Her latest picture book, One of Us, from Tilbury House Publishers was released in June of 2010. Penny lives with her husband, three children, a cat and a guinea pig in Holbrook, New York. She is heavily lobbying for a puppy.