Wow! What a tremendous outpouring of support Serena and I have received from you all! Our first few days have been an amazing success and it is all thanks to you wonderful people.
That being said, it has come to our attention that some of the books being printed have come out fuzzy (a pixilation issue)!! That is not okay! The quality and presentation of this book is very important to me. I want you all to be able to enjoy the book to its full potential.
If you receive your book and notice that the images are fuzzy please email me at thecuriouslittlesnail.com with your name and mailing address and we will replace your book immediately with a signed copy.
Sorry for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding,
Ashley and Serena the Snail
The day has come! Serena and I are thrilled to share our story with you and the world. Our book The Curious Little Snail is available exclusively at Lulu.com. Check it out!
Wednesday is a big day for Serena the Snail and Ashley!
Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 we will finally be able to share our first story, The Curious Little Snail, with the world. The book will be available as a 9x7 paperback on Lulu.com and they will ship it right to your home or classroom.
The Curious Little Snail is a new children’s book intended to engage young minds and assist parents and teachers in fostering curiosity. It brings to life the secret world of snails through lively images and intentional storytelling. The story takes place in the deep green forest where Serena the Snail and her Papa search for answers to life's big questions. By bringing together adventure and learning, this tale is a powerful and practical book for explorers big and small.
Stay tuned for news on upcoming book release parties and community readings. You can sign up for the most recent updates an information on our store page.
What a learning experience! Exploring this new world of children’s book publishing has been a BIG adventure! First, I have to begin by apologizing for building the excitement and craze for the release of this book and then making you wait! Second, I have to extend a HUGE thank you for all your support, interest and patience through this process. Serena the Snail reminded me that life is a learning process and we must enter these new adventures with an open mind and a graceful spirit.
Right now we have beautiful large hardback copies of the book that are extremely expensive to make one at a time and all the costs go to printing the book. If you are interested in one of these please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send you the link. However, if you are not in an hurry, we hope to have ordered a supply of these gorgeous books later this year that will be available for a much more reasonable price. In the meantime, Crystal Publishing is working on re-formatting the book into a paperback version that will be available for buying online soon. I wish I could be more specific then “soon” but I am learning that patience is also an important part of the process. This portable version will be great for learners on the go, environmental educators and the beautiful majority of us who have limited disposable income. It is important that this story and teaching tool is accessible to all learners and educators. Additionally, if you are interested but unable to afford to bring this booking into your learning environment please let me know and I will make sure we get you a copy.
While we wait for the inevitable release of The Curious Little Snail, Serena is encouraging me as I plan out our next big adventure and work on illustrating a grand peacock tail written by local author Ellen Raine.
Serena and I want to thank you all for your presence and encouragement on this epic adventure! It means the world to us.
Author & Illustrator
Ashley M. Young