Blog: Other Books

You are my sunshine, Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, Mary had a little lamb, Baa, Baa, Black Sheep, Baby Bumblebee are a few songs I remember singing as a child. I’m sure many have sung these songs to their children. I did.

Remember Itsy Bitsy Spider? When our children were small, we moved into a house that had been empty for some time. The spiders had claimed it as their own. I’m not a fan of spiders.

One day as I was busy putting things away, my 4-year-old walked into the room with one arm covered with multiple colors of ink. Frustrated, I asked, “Why did you mark all over your arm?” Wide-eyed, he said, “I didn’t. It was a Rainbow Spider.”

That little marked up boy stirred up the imagination of this writer, and Rainbow Spider was born.

History of Rainbow Spider: Published as an e-book in 2000. We didn’t have e-book readers like we do today. E-books were read on computers or personal digital assistants (PDAs). I still have a few CD-ROMs of the book. It was exciting to see a new avenue for books, but it had its issues. I’m grateful for the evolving market and grateful that we still have printed books.

With the change of the e-book market, I put Rainbow Spider away, waiting for the right time to re-introduce the book.

Rainbow Spider is now published on Amazon as an e-book and in print. The print format also includes a coloring book.

Editorial Reviews:

“…a wonderfully realized tale of self-acceptance. Author/Illustrator weaves a love of color into this fantastically detailed book, painting it with vivid colors certain to hold the youngest imaginations. Charming and entrancing…”

“…children are given the opportunity to explore their own wonderful uniqueness.”

You can purchase the e-book or printed book of Rainbow Spider on Amazon.

About T.L. Sanders

TL Sanders is a graduate of Kaskaskia College. She also graduated from
the Institute of Children’s Literature, after completing the 'Writing for
Children and Teens' course, and the 'Writing for Teens' advanced
course. She enjoyed studying the art of writing for children and teens and
pursued several avenues to hone her skills, both as a writer and
illustrator. She continues to write her Prymzia series and several picture books.

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