Hello readers!!!! Welcome to LSP Blogs. My name is Olivia Lauren. I am a child author and publisher. My mom, sister, and I created Lauren Simone Publishing House to provide a place for talented youth to share their stories and their art. Today I am interviewing my friend and fellow mini-author, Imani Ariana Grant.
Olivia: Hello Imani. Please tell us a bit about yourself.
Imani: I am a nine-year-old girl who loves to dance, sing, do art, play the violin, and play with my friends. I also love fairy tales, myths, and animation. So far, I love to write! I also love my new book!
Olivia: What inspired you to write a book?
Imani: My baby brother inspired me to begin to write and still does! One day, I was sitting on my porch and I saw my brother watching a show about planets. And that is who inspires me and why.
Title: Sam Sam and Marzipan: The Cubby House
Author: Dan Ryan
Publisher: Self-published, Dan Ryan Books
Pages: 14 pages
Genre: Children’s picture book
This book is about a story from the point of view of a young boy named Sam. The character in the story is known as Sam Sam. Sam Sam and his friend Marzipan, a white and ginger cat go on magical adventures inside a cubby house. In this house, inanimate objects come to life and go along on the imaginative journey. Sam Sam and his friends find themselves in usual places filled with treats- a true child’s fantasy. However, we can only fantasize for a while, then, oops, it is time for reality! The illustrations were cute and the story was short enough to hold a young reader’s attention. We recommend for preschoolers. We give this book 4 stars.