A Christmas Angel by Emma and Lindsay Hodge
Emma reading the eBook...
Celeste is the littlest angel. Can she find a big way to help at the very first Christmas?
Often children are told that they are too small to help. This story will encourage your little ones to find ways that they can participate in important events.
They say that reading to your children is one of the best ways to support and increase literacy skills. The younger you instill a love of reading in your children the better. This book was written with young readers in mind, by a young reader. The story is simple and relatable. Get your own copy and enjoy some reading time with your little one this Christmas!
The Story Behind the Story
This has been a special project for me from the beginning because my daughter, Emma, who was four years old at the time, helped me to write and illustrate it. Her opinions, suggestions and her exact words are found throughout this little story, and I wouldn't have it any other way.
On December 24, 2015, after getting all of the Christmas presents under the tree, I stayed up all night long finishing illustrations, setting up my Kindle Direct Publishing account, downloading the appropriate software and formatting my first ever children's picture ebook. At six a.m. on December 25th, I hit publish.
Since then I have improved the illustrations, the layout and learned a ton about self publishing kids books with this story, and I am grateful for the experience:-)
Do you want a Board Book?
In October 2017, I put together a Kickstarter campaign with the goal of getting enough people to pre-order the board book that I could meet the minimum number needed to offset print this story as a board book. Even though our project was not successfully funded, we will be trying again in October 2018 with an even better outreach program and a better managed campaign. If you are interested in being notified when the campaign begins, please follow me on Facebook, or sign up for my mailing list on my contact page.