I was raised during an era where quilts were important. They represented the fabric of a family...sometimes lovingly stitched as each piece told a story and sometimes just the hodge-podge make up of a blended family. Each one capturing the love within the walls of every home. I like today's word...yerk...it means to draw tight or to bind...just like the pieces of a handmade quilt or the pieces of a great story.
Writers draw upon all the life experiences they have to enrich their stories...coloring them with their truth and binding them with their passion for the written word. We have a duty to carry on the traditions handed down to us by those who have come before...just like those handmade quilts...we are the gatekeepers of the magic and creators of all the new worlds to come. Draw that quilt close to you, breathe in the love of life found there and let your words bind you to the generations yet to come...
You Can Do It, Sam
Written by: Amy Hest
Illustrated by: Anita Jeram
ISBN: 10 0763619345
Teaser: Sam Bear and his mom want to do something special for their neighbors one snowy morning. What can it be? Will Sam spoil the surprise?