AUTHOR INSIGHT: CHILDREN DRAW THE DARNDEST THINGS

July Image
“To Betsy, My Babe…Love, George W.”

When I wrote “Twelve Upon a Time: Bedside Story Collection Series,” 4 children created the images that accompanied each of the 12 books in the Series. I simply gave them a short description of what I wanted. At first, the kids kept asking clarifying questions, whch I did not answer directly. I wanted their point of view, not mine.

 

Case in point, one of the images required for the July story was Betsy Ross knitting the flag. This is the picture displayed here. The image was drawn, as asked, but may I focus your attention above the fireplace. It is a picture of George Washington with the following words: “To Betsy, My Babe…Love, George W.”

 

Children draw the darndest things…