Thank you to the Whidbey News-Times newspaper, South Whidbey Record newspaper, and reporter Kira Erickson for celebrating the recent creation and release of “Frankie’s Wish: A Wander in the Wonder” book. If you would like to learn how the positive messages of this book and overall story came to be, check out the article “Children’s Book Captures Magic of Price Sculpture Forest“. Kira interviews publisher Terrel Lefferts, author Eva Stone, and illustrator Emilia Ruminska to give everyone’s perspectives on how the fun project flourished.
“‘Frankie’s Wish’ follows the tale of a young child who enters the familiar forest on a journey to find a blue feather that will grant a special birthday wish. Along the way, Frankie meets and interacts with sculptures that come to life.
Lefferts made some edits to Stone’s draft and incorporated dance movements for kids to follow throughout the pages of the book, which are acted out by her daughter, Kaelyn.
‘As a young mom, I was looking for these kinds of stories that you could act out,’ Lefferts said, adding with a laugh that she wishes she had a time machine to go back.”
Thank you, Whidbey News-Times, South Whidbey Record, Kira, Terrel, Kaelyn, Eva, and Emilia!