Andrew and I went to grab dessert late one night and on our way back we decided to check the mail. And there it was. I started freaking out and felt butterflies in my stomach. Andrew immediately started recording me on his phone. We walked up to our apartment and I slowly opened the box and there it was--my very first illustrated children's book! It was such a surreal feeling flipping through the pages and seeing all the illustrations bound together in a book form.
(looking at my book for the first time)
Now for my third bit of exciting news....
"Monday is Wash Day" received a Kirkus starred review! Don't know what a Kirkus starred review is? Don't worry I had to look it up too ;).
Kirkus is an American book review magazine. It's not as well known to the public as it is to librarians, publishers, and bookstores. Each year they receive 8,000-10,000 books to review and only 10% receive a "starred review". That's why it's so exciting! The words used in the review to describe the story and illustrations are beautiful and thoughtful. I feel deeply humbled and grateful. You can read the review here.
Now my book has a little star
Thanks for reading!