“Did you order a book?” my brother asks holding up a package outside my front door.
I love books and often order books online. My mind takes a minute to register. I just ordered Always Mom, Forever Dad by Joanna Rowland and loved it. This time, this book on my doorstep was my book Lailah’s Lunchbox!
It’s a real book! The illustrator Lea Lyon said the same thing when she received her book in the mail too. When you work on a book and are awaiting it for a year, you forget how real the book is, until you hold the book in your hands, feel the glossy pages, smell the scent of fresh-new-book!
I love the way Lea has illustrated Lailah and her emotions. Here is a sneak peek below of Lailah’s Lunchbox! It comes out May 1st…THANK YOU for all those who have ordered it and supported it! I hope you all like it!
getting my niece and mother to sign the back of my book. Others have signed the back of my first copy so now it’s not as yellow anymore!
On a side note, I spoke with my grandmother joking that now I should give away laddoos in luncboxes as a gift to celebrate. The next thing I knew Nana had bought little lunchboxes, filled them with sweet laddoos, and started gifting them to celebrate the publishing of this book! At first, I thought I can’t believe Nana actually did this, but then no, this sounds just like Nana!! Thank You Nana!