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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Andrew Fairchild

Andrew Fairchild

ANDREW FAIRCHILD (born 1974) recently released his second children’s picture book Rose and Her Amazing Nose which sends a positive message to readers, ages 5 – 10, that being different can truly be amazing. Rose and Her Amazing Nose has been awarded a five star read from Reader’s Favorite and won the Purple Dragonfly book award in two categories. His first children’s book Bali and Blu: Friends of a Different Color addresses issues of bullying and racial issues on a more adult level. Andrew has been captivating readers both young and old with his colorful heart-felt stories which he draws from his own difficult childhood.

In addition to contributing his beautiful stories to the literary world, Andrew is an advocate for children’s literacy. He also serves as a volunteer and Ambassador to Texas Children’s Hospital for which he donates 25% of all sales to the hospital annually.

Have You Seen My Egg

Have You Seen My Egg

Fiction, Children's, Animals

Have You Seen My Egg? opens with the main character, Red the rooster, awakening from a dream. It is a dream that he has often and believes to be true, but roosters don't have eggs. Convinced that he does, Red goes on a quest that emerges from his dream to his heart to find his egg. On his farm a group of hens try to discourage Red by explaining that having eggs is simply a hen's job. Refusing to believe the news, Red goes on a journey. During his adventure, He runs into fellow farm friends who are eager to help him find his missing egg. Red encounters many challenging obstacles along the way, but refuses to give up despite life's unforeseen hurdles.

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Rose and Her Amazing Nose

Rose and Her Amazing Nose

Fiction, Children's, Animals

Awards: Dragonfly Book Award – 2nd place (School Issues Category), Honorable Mention (Picture Books) 

Rose and Her Amazing Nose is a story about a little girl named Rose, who has a gigantic nose. Instead of feeling sorry for herself or being upset about her grand sized nose, Rose explains how her nose fits her perfectly. She is a positive and upbeat little girl who says she would miss her big nose if she didn't have it because then her glasses might fall off her face, she couldn't pretend it was a trumpet, she couldn't smell roses as easily, and several more wonderful reasons. This story is a wonderful character building story for any child.

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Bali and Blu: Friends of a Different Color

Secrets of the Castle, The

Fiction, Children's, Elephants, Animals

 

Bali and Blu: Friends of a Different Color is written and illustrated by Andrew Fairchild. Bali is a little elephant who has an unusual best friend. Not another elephant, but a tiny grasshopper. Bali thinks he needs to change for it to be acceptable for him to have a friend who is so different to an elephant. He tries various ways to change, including painting himself another color, or making himself look like the grasshopper by having wings. However hard he tries, he realizes it won’t make any difference. But the real difference is only in size. That doesn’t stop the two creatures still being friends.

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