Flip through the book…
Cuddle up before bed with these cute giraffes as they get ready to sleep, and let your kids know that, “The world is waiting just for you, so let your true self shine brightly through”. Written and illustrated by Tanya Casteel
- 1st edition signed by the author/illustrator
- 24 pages
- 8×10 inches
- for 0-6 years old
- Illustrated children’s picture book from my gouache paintings
Behind The Story:
During the 1st year and a half of my daughters life I improvised and developed a personal lullaby for her over the many naps and bedtimes I had with her. This lullaby book is the result of a year and a half worth of singing to my baby.
Besides making her feel safe and loved (and tips of how to fall asleep), I wanted to imprint important life wisdom to her with this lullaby.
The last page of the book says: “The world is waiting just for you, so let your true self shine brightly through!” I believe very passionately in that line. All of us come into this world with our own unique personalities, abilities, gifts, and skills. The world needs us and our children to truly be ourselves, even if it’s not the vision that others have for us. As we practice acceptance (even if we don’t understand), we all find our place in this world and uplift it together.
Meet my daughter and I in this video as I describe the book’s message and view paintings in process:
Copyright Tanya Casteel
Publisher Cephalopod Ink
Published November 21, 2016
I received my book and was impressed with the quality and beauty of the illustrations. The message given by this book is a wonderful message for every young child. Helping children to feel strong and to strive to be the best that they can be. I love the story and illustrations.