This is an unabashed plug for the Kickstarter drive of a great little illustrated book called Ramblings of a Third Grader.
It was written by one of my best friends, Suzy Kuperschmidt--when she was in third grade!
I'll quote Suzy from her Kickstarter pitch:
Here is the inside scoop: Suzy’s primary school teacher, Mrs. Sewell, encouraged her young students to keep a journal and to write in it as much and as often as possible. The stories our little Suzy wrote are filled with the pure awe, wonder, and written with the innocence of a child. And yet, there are so many hints and clues foreshadowing the person Suzy would become as an adult.
Our little Suzy then
Yes, it's true, as you see when you hit the link, I wrote the introduction to the book--I was delighted to--Suzy and I worked together closely for 8 years during my tenure at McFarlane Toys (actually she was Suzy Thomas then) and she is one of the kindest, zaniest, most trustworthy human beings I've ever known. I'd trust her with with my life.
Ever since her third grade spiral journals in the Beatles notebooks resurfaced, Suzy has had a driving desire to have the books illustrated and published. Thanks to the wonder of Kickstarter she has a the pathway to do it.
But she needs your help.
She's getting closer to her goal but if you can take a look at her page and toss in a few bucks--you will not be disappointed.