“At the edge of the galaxy, I opened a door. It swung right into a candy store.”
Almost 4 years ago, Howard and I sat in our living room drawing and writing, not realizing at the time we were conceiving our first book. We were just being creative for the sake of being creative. Time passed … as time tends to do. We had a son, we moved to a new house, the drawings and writing got shoved into a random pile of papers.
But here we are today, and what began as a bunch of doodles and scribbles on random scraps of paper is now “Candy Store at the Edge of the Galaxy,” the first book from our publishing company Big Doodle Head.
This colorful collection of poems and drawings for kids and the kid at heart is finally available for purchase online($12.95).
Also in the works: “Candy Store at the Edge of the Galaxy — The soundtrack,” with original music based on the book and several more books, including activity books.
Like many people, Howard and I were deeply inspired by the works of Dr. Seuss and Shel Silverstein when we were growing up. We hope our book will inspire children to follow their creative passion. We also hope the quirky characters and poems will give kids (and their parents) a well-deserved smile.
To read a selection from the book, click here.
- Candy Store at the Edge of the Galaxy (azfree.wordpress.com)
- Big Doodle Head Presents (musingbymoonlight.com)
- Meet Tal Yanai, Author of Life Is Not a Candy Store: It’s the Way to the Candy Store (blogcritics.org)