I recently came across a folder my mom had kept of some of my school-age drawings, stories, awards and various certificates. The best pieces were those I created in my early years of elementary school. I was definitely the creative child who liked to write and draw. I can remember being excited in Language Arts class when we had free writing time. I would come up with stories I thought were amazing at the time, but clearly I was just an over imaginative child. My teachers, as well as my parents always encouraged me though - regardless of what I came up with. Perhaps they were planting a seed that would grow later in life when I rediscovered my passion for story-telling.
I thought some of these were too good not to share on the blog. The following was created in 1988, when I was in the first grade. Enjoy story time with Little Ginger!
My cover art skills are quite amazing, don't you think?
Clearly I loved pizza as a child and felt the need to write a story about it.
My spelling wasn't the best, but check out that illustration!
Every story book needs an ending page :)