The Everyday Adventures of Papa & Paws is the most ambitious creative project that I’ve done to date. I have had the notion to write an illustrated children’s book based on our Gracie, how passed away in 2015. Then one day in 2018, I made a simple doodle while I was on the phone at work and it reminded me a lot of our, dog, Molly Paws. I scanned the sketch when I got home and put it in my keep folder for future reference and didn’t think much more about it.
Maybe it was because we had our new Yorkie puppy in 2019, but whatever the reason, the need to make illustrated children’s books based on our real life dogs became an unstoppable force. And, after learning all about crafting and publishing a children’s book, my first book, The Everyday Adventures of Papa & Paws: Molly Waits Her Turn was released on June 8, 2020. I still have many books’ worth of ideas rattling around in my head, so there is definitely much more to come!
Each book features full-color illustrations of cute doggies throughout and is perfect for:
- Kids ages 2-5(ish) who love dogs.
- Moms and dads who read to their kids.
- Big brothers and big sisters who enjoy reading to their younger siblings.
The Everyday Adventures of Papa & Paws are available pretty much anywhere you buy books, including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and more.
Molly Paws is a sweet little doggie that has adventures with her Papa, Mama, and sisters. Today, Molly learns about waiting her turn. It’s not easy for her to be patient for her favorite after dinner treat. Will Molly get in trouble for being impatient? Will Papa make things right and reward Molly for waiting her turn?
Today Molly Paws learns about being a good big sister. Molly discovers that Mama and Papa have brought home twin sisters. In no time at all, these puppies take over the whole house, leaving Molly frustrated. Can Molly learn to share the house and her stuff with her new little sisters?
the making of a children’s book series
If you like behind-the-scenes or making of type stuff, you can read more about my journey from idea to publication of The Everyday Adventures of Papa & Paws by clicking the button below. It’s a been a fantastic learning and creative experience so far, and I look forward to the adventures ahead!