'Within the magic of the asking, lives the magic to receive, wonderfully exciting, endless possibility!'
Book one in the Happy Hollow series introduces Snappy, an admirably courageous, lovable gnome who sets out on a quest to find a sizable new home. Snappy longs for something greater. He pauses, feels, asks powerful questions that call forth the next step of his journey. Possibility and insight greet him through the wise and welcoming characters he meets along the way discovering; "Within the magic of the asking, lives the magic to receive, wonderfully exciting, endless possibility!" This imaginative children's story enchantingly brought to life through whimsical rhyme, creative imagery and sumptuous, felted wool illustrations invites children and adults alike on a journey of self discovery!
What a delight to enjoy the musically, rhyming verse and beautiful illustration style of this authors writing and illustrating. These stories offer the reader opportunities to question 'reality' in simple, yet subtle ways. The author acts as unseen guide, whether in search for a true home ( the child's own heart and inner hearth) or on a colorful soul search for the value of one's self.Images and stories such as Amma Sharon presents, subtly touch on deep life issues, using nature and her various whimsical characters as metaphor. Gratitude and curiosity are beautifully presented in Amma Sharon's stories in a gentle, creative and humorous ways. Her three dimensional illustrations express a depth of warmth, color and life not to be found in other media. The warmth, texture, and magic of the hand felted wool illustrations bring a sense of comfort. They seem to reach out and invite you into their beautiful world. Thank you Amma Sharon for sharing these wonderful stories and characters!
Archetypal messages of gratitude, curiosity and possibility, nurture the young, curious and developing mind. These qualities are beautifully incorporated into the story content of Amma Sharon's Happy Hollow series. The magic of the three dimensional, hand felted, wool illustrations along with the authors musical, rhythmical writing are a signature style that stands out in children's literature."
With the wisdom of raising five sons, grand-motherhood
and many years teaching children, Amma Sharon weaves tales
that delight the imagination of both young and old.
Her stories guide us toward a consciousness that enlivens
the world around us and awakens the world within us!
All through the adventure series of Snappy, The Curious Woodland Gnome, I was enchanted with the questions posed and the poetic language that moves the stories along. More than sweet stories these imaginative tales pose important life discovery questions that children might ponder and bring into their playtime. Their parents and grandparents would find the questions intriguing as well, as they seem to hold a timeless fascination. Illustrated with unique and luscious wool paintings that bring the stories to life, these tales will enchant children of the heart no matter their age.
PUPPETS & BOOKS
Snappy's Happy Hollow Book Tour is currently developing. Amma Sharon is excited to be presenting her book and it's whimsical story and characters through puppetry. Puppet characters of Snappy and his merry woodland friends will be on tour soon! Stayed tuned for upcoming events and giveaways: ammasharonstories.com