The Adventures of Amerina: The Garden ~ A Children's Picture Book by Steve R. Romano
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ISBN-10: 1523719338 ~ ISBN-13: 978-1523719334
The Story: It's Princess Amerina's seventh birthday and she wants something special--a garden of her own. She gets her wish, but just when it seems that everything is perfect, tragedy strikes and her garden is ruined. When she turns to her parents for help, she learns an important lesson in the process.
The Authors: Steve R. Romano, a published author of several sci-fi novels, has turned his creative talents in the direction of children's stories after he and his wife Heidi B. Romano felt there was a need for high-quality books that are not only entertaining, but also teach values.
The Artwork: Artwork is important to Steve and Heidi. Together they filled their first picture book, "The Adventures of Amerina: The Garden" with photos of costumed characters in "live-action" sets. The third grade class who critiqued this story loved them. One girl said, "I feel like I can step right into the picture!" when she was shown the cover of the book. Another boy, with much enthusiasm, said "It looks like a movie!" Steve and Heidi felt very excited by their reactions, since it is their intention that all their books' art be as enjoyable as the stories.