From the Author
She approached author Valerie Harmon, and together they are writing and illustrating stories about animals who imaginatively solve their problem with lots of hard work and sacrifice.
These books are about working hard for a goal and achieving it, and becoming more than we were before. True, none of us turn into a different animal after achieving a goal. That's just fun imagination at work. But when we work and sweat over a goal, we grow into a person that's a little new. We are not the same. And that's a good thing. We want to be improving and progressing and solving problems. And we want our children to do the same.
"Lately," explains Harmon, "I've been working through some hard things and I've had the refrain, 'Try it for a week' and 'I'm not going to quit now' echo in my head." Surprised that she's been affected by the book's message herself, she says, "I hope this message touches our young readers like it has unexpectedly touched me."
Stevens and Harmon hope that this series of books make the children in your life laugh, and perhaps teach them a deeper lesson about struggle and achievement. Enjoy!
About the Author
Carol Stevens illustrates the WantsToBe stories with bold color and a folktale style. A veteran in the art industry, the concept of this series stems from tales she'd create for her youngest child. In December of 2012, Stevens approached Harmon to collaborate on publishing them for more children to enjoy.