A newly published children’s book that teaches consequences
I’m so excited about this children’s book, written by Bonnie Gardiner, “Honey Won’t”. Bonnie wrote this story 24 years ago when her own 2 daughters were very young. She told me about it one day and since I was an illustrator and had young kids of my own I naturally took an interest in her story. It was simple and yet dealt with the everyday reality of parenting young children. Yet, the words were written in a simple manner that children would easily understand.
To sum it up, it deals with consequences and teaches a young child the results of their actions. A child, boy or girl learns the hard way, why we have to do the things we are told, because it really is, for their own good.
Here’s a little preview:
Honey please stop jumping. You’ll hurt yourself!
No I won’t!
Why did I bump my head?
I did the first set of sketches back then and because of the restraints of time dedicated to raising afore mentioned young children I never finished them.
24 years went by…
Recently, my life’s course changed. I was no longer working full time and was able to devote more time to drawing and painting. I was able to rediscover my true passion in life, of pursuing the path of an artist. My 3 children were now having children of their own. When Bonnie approached me and asked whether I would be interested in finishing the drawings for the book, I didn’t hesitate. Sharing this book now, with my children and grandchildren gives me so much pleasure. I do hope they read it over and over again and enjoy my drawings as well. They are simple line drawings with the intention of being coloured in too. A little added in extra fun!
See Bonnie Gardiner’s work at: