Strawberry & Cracker, Book 2
Heather Lamb, illustrator of the children’s books Strawberry & Cracker, Twins with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome is seen here sketching the pictures for book #2 titled FIDGET!
It was my recent pleasure to visit Heather Lamb at work. Together, we share a vision of creating picture books specifically designed for children with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. Hence, the recent release of the first in the Strawberry & Cracker series titled The School Day.
Heather Lamb, children’s picture book illustrator.
As author of the books, I am amazed how seamlessly Heather transforms my rough mock-ups into works of art. Her pictures capture the essence of children with FASD and the challenges they face on a daily basis. She is currently working on the second in the Strawberry & Cracker series titled FIDGET! The story and pictures emphasize hyperactivity in children with FASD, situations that cause fidgeting, and how people can offer support. The following is a blurb outlining FIDGET!
The two main characters in the book titled FIDGET! are Strawberry & Cracker, twins with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. The twins live with their grandma and her dog, Thunder. The twins also struggle with fidgeting. All children fidget, but a child with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome frequently over-fidgets, thereby annoying people who do not understand impulsive behaviors. Fortunately, there are strategies to calm the child enough to control fidgeting.
The storyline of FIDGET! introduces the reader to Strawberry & Cracker’s typical fidgeting scenarios. While no one strategy to avoid fidgeting will work for every child, Grandma realizes the importance of discovering which ones work for the twins. By discussing those strategies with other adults, she hopes people will apply the calming methods and lessen the stress of fidgeting.
As with the first in the series titled The School Day, FIDGET! is designed to fulfill several needs:
- To offer children with FASD a fun picture book highlighting daily challenges they can relate to.
- To help children with FASD accept their diagnosis with dignity and self-respect.
- To encourage children with FASD to read.
- To offer caregivers a tool with which to introduce their child with FASD to the disorder.
- To bring public awareness to FASD.
Where to purchase.
Strawberry & Cracker, Twins with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
The School Day
is available in print and eBook from Amazon, and from the following link
Genre: Family and relationships/special needs children. Glossy front and back cover. The picture book includes twenty-six inside pages with color images and large print. Size: 8.5” x 8.5”.
Price: $9.99 USD for print. $4.99 USD for eBook.
Coming in 2018!
The second children’s picture book in the
Strawberry & Cracker, Twins with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, series,