Best Grandparent Gift Ever! Advice Appreciated.
At least I’m hoping that is what people will say when they see my new book coming out in just days.
Here’s my cover:
Here’s my description:
This adorable rhyming children’s book about real-life grandparents redefines the images of grandparents found in most children’s books. Today’s diverse “grands” live vibrantly with vivacious attitudes about life. They work a myriad of jobs with passion. They’re teachers and doctors, welders and bankers, artists and lawyers, and many other things. Some are retired and engage in fun hobbies from gaming to gardening. They may be writers who weave with words, artists who create beauty, or volunteers making a difference in the world. Today’s grandparents are leading the way for the next generation to learn how to age with grace, integrity and fun! This is a wonderful, heartwarming book for parents, grandparents, and children to enjoy together. The beautiful illustrations will change the way you see grandparents. So, if you are a grandparent or know one or love one who is anything from artist to Zamboni driver or anything in between you’ll want to share this book. If you are or know a “grand” who rocks and rolls and breaks the mold of grandparents, this book is for you!
Love to hear your reactions on this marketing description. Does it intrigue enough? Does it explain enough? The interior illustrations are quite diverse and show active, youthful grandparents doing everything from working in offices to surfing. I use grandparent names from around the world in many languages. Does my description say enough about that? My goal was to create a children’s picture book with images of grandparents quite a bit different from the ones I found on the market which made it appear that all grandparents rocked only in chairs or they baked or they fished but did little else. And they all looked about 102! My friends and other “Boomer” grandparents I knew looked nothing like that. So I set out to redefine the image of grandparents and do so with a fun rhyming bit of text. Do you think my description and cover put that across?
The book is already available as ebook on Amazon and will be available in print soon so I come to you for advice before anything is set in stone. Thanks in advance for your advice and counsel!