Children’s books by @amberlinbooks are not like other children’s books. They are homemade/handmade books that a real four-year-old had his real smudgy and sweet hands on. Amberlin created these books with her son. They are her first works of self-publishing, as she lived out one of her favorite messages: Use what you have in your hands as well as you can!
With her old, cheap phone (but some real quality time), Amberlin and her son wrote and made the art for these books. They are filled with love and themes common to country life with little boys. Naturally, as an educator, Amberlin has ended many of her books with guided questions for deeper parent-child bonding and teachable moments.
For a fun animal sounds book with repetition and suspense, read A Dark Woodsy Walk. For a story about fishing, family, and faith, read Catawba. For a poetry Bible study on thesky, read Can You Collect The Clouds; the sunset pictures from this book are taken from the daily rides of the author and her sons around their GA pond. For a sweet Christ-centered Christmas story, read The Toys Tell The Story.
*My son and I have created a handful of books since this video, and have updated A Dark Woodsy Walk as well. Although it does not showcase the final draft of A Dark Woodsy Walk (it is no longer available in digital form), it peeks into our lives and the meaning behind the work. We certainly have evolved from this beginning! Love from me and my boy to you!