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