My Books

Welcome! Glad to have you here! Thank you for allowing me to introduce my children’s books. Written and illustrated with love by me for my children. I hope the children in your life will enjoy them too, and that my books may add a little sweetness to your story times.

SOMETIMES THE MOON

Sometimes the Moon is an award-winning picture book that asks the question: If you can’t see the moon… where did it go?

This peaceful tale is about more than the moon — it’s about the power of a mother’s love. Like the moon, a mother’s love watches over you. Sometimes? All the times. With sweet and gentle rhymes, Sometimes the Moon makes a delightful bedtime story. Written for children 3 to 6. Click below to watch a trailer!

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Sometimes the Moon is available for purchase through Amazon.

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THREESDAY

Threesday is a picture book about the wonderful possibilities of a new day.

Threesday

It goes: Monday, Tuesday, Threesday… right? Is Threesday real? See what you think as you read the sweet imaginings of a young girl discovering a new day. Written for children 4 to 7. Click below to watch a trailer!

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Threesday is available for purchase through Amazon.

I hope if you have little ones in your life, that you might share my books with them, and leave a review on Amazon! That would be awesome.

I have more books in the works and can’t wait to share them. So far my son and daughter have been more than encouraging — learning all the words and now reading them back to me (happy sigh). I’ll list new books here as they become available. For a preview, please visit my website at melissamorse.com.

Thanks, and happy reading!

8 thoughts on “My Books

  1. I can’t wait to read it again and again. Soon Evie will be reading it to me! Thanks for letting it become one of our memories.

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    1. Wow, thank you! I’ve done different things for each of my books. I prefer to draw pen on paper for the first draft. My favorite pen is a fine-tipped black Sharpie. I covet those like gold! And I’ve tried many different papers out — from watercolor to basic printer paper — searching for the least amount of bleed coupled with the most amount of color stay. All through my life I’ve drawn pen on paper and colored in with markers. But for these books I decided to scan in my hand drawings, then color them in on the computer. I used Adobe Photoshop in a very basic, arcane way; as if I still held regular markers in my hand. I did some experimenting with different brushes in Sometimes the Moon, and then in Sometimes an Acorn I created my own brush — a feat that involved a tedious amount of unfulfilling time on the computer. The best part of the drawings, for me, is the original sketch work pen on paper. I like the sound, I like the feel, and I like not being on the computer. Thanks for asking!

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