Tuesday, June 11, 2013

"Fall down 7 times, get up 8."

OCTOBER 2013 UPDATE: We decided to not do a Kickstarter project, but just try to get the word out and get preorders for our books. Please go to blog post here on how to preorder our books! Either the Hippo or the Mommy Numbers book in hardcover. Thanks!

Yep, we're going to give the Kickstarter thing another try. And, if we exceed our goal, we can offer our second book of the series, too! Information about our new Kickstarter project coming soon!

Here's a sneak peek at the first completed illustration from our second to-be-published book of the Jack's Back Book series, How to Grow a Hippo!, a book inspired by a study out of Washington University - St. Louis on the connection between a mother's love and brain development in children.

"MOMMY said that SCIENTISTS said that every time you get a hug, your hippo grows!" 

Here's an email that I received from Dr. Luby of that Washington University study after she read the manuscript:


I just love your book--- I think it is lovely—truly.

I wish you the best of luck in getting this book out to the public---it could really serve an important purpose for children and parents.

Thanks so much for paying attention to our work and translating it for young children and their parents!

Joan Luby, M.D. 

Picture of the hippocampus:
Washington University School of Medicine

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