Hello! I’m so happy you’ve stopped by! My name is Kathryn and I’m a writer for children, an artist, and a believer in all things creative. I’m the author of THE BIGGEST THING OF ALL, Upside Down Books, and A GARDEN FOR PIG, Kane Miller Books. When I’m not writing, I’m usually in my art studio or digging in my garden. I believe young people are very important! If you’re a young person with a dream—don’t give up! The world needs you!
(Picture book. 6-8, Wellbeck Publishing, March 2021)
The Biggest Thing of All
An elegant pairing of words and images gently tackles a difficult concept.
“The story’s message is gentle but poignant, and adults looking for ways to explain loss to children will find comfort and help within these pages.” Kirkus Reviews
Lily helps Grandma maintain her garden alongside her parents and Grandpa. As they work, Grandma and Grandpa quietly teach Lily that everything is part of something greater.The lesson is learned but not considered until after Grandma has grown ill and died. The family mourns her loss, especially Lily, who initially takes her grief out on the dead autumn garden. While healing starts in winter, it’s not until the early days of spring that Lily appreciates how lives and spirits are also part of something greater. The story’s message is gentle but poignant, and adults looking for ways to explain loss to children will find comfort and help within these pages. Read more…