I want to tell you a story.
Ahmad sat crosslegged gazing intently to the black outlines on the paper. A lot of stuff was spread all around him containing glittered sheets and toddler pants.
His mother lovingly sketched the outline of what looked like a princess. His strong imagination tolerated all imperfection in the picture and he believed it was a princess despite its rough edges and disappointing drawing.
The weirdest thing was the crown that seemed very big yet it fascinated Ahmad and he decorated it with the material he found suitable.
After decorating the princess with the ordinary things that showed his love for the ordinary things, the paper laid there drying yet the author inside his mom attended to this unique character again and again and the voice told her that this is going to be the next character after “Miss Never Pleased”, “I am truth”, “Peeper” and the “Peeping boy.”
Together they named their creation “big crowned princess” and then they knew that the princess loved ordinary things. The picture became an inspiration and then she came up with a lot of ideas. She transformed one of the ideas into a story.
Ahmad’s mom had a friend who lived miles away. Her name was Carrie Aulenbacher. Their love of writing brought them together. She shared her work as per her habit with the amazing writing friend who loved the story and the idea and sent the feedback as follows:
It brings tears to my eyes
This is a really powerful tale. It would be a great story with an amazing lesson. Don’t just judge a person based on how they look. Don’t judge what they find precious. Don’t judge where they see beauty.
Your story has moved me greatly.
Then this story reached Crimson Cloak Publishing USA. They also loved it and soon it was made into a beautiful picture book. Alison Wood did magic with her illustrating capabilities and now I am finally revealing the cover of the book that will be launched on 14th August.
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