This book was a long-awaited project for me and a lot of fun to put together. The strawberry in the first short story symbolizes inner peace and ultimately enlightenment as the frightened man, having been tortured by his many demons, comes to find happiness in a simple berry. Similarly, the other stories in the book portray messages of peace, forgiveness and human nature.
The stories in this book have been told for centuries and centuries, but this is the first time they have been supplemented with these simple yet powerful illustrations. It was a great pleasure to work with Andrea on this book. Facial features and emotions are captured with simple sketch lines and tell a complete story in and of themselves. This book also gave me the opportunity to adapt the stories slightly so that they can be enjoyed by all ages.
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