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Children’s toys in Better Than A Superhero

This week Belinda Francis and I are celebrating the release of our book Better Than A Superhero. I have to say the the response to this new release has been pretty positive already. This is so encouraging as it is Belinda’s debut picture book. Belinda featured in the Queensland Times news with a rather flattering caption “Belinda is following in Ednid’s steps.” (referring to the author Enid Blyton.) Well I am sure Belinda is quite capable and I was honored to be asked to illustrate Better Than A Superhero. Belinda is also celebrating the birth of a gorgeous new bubby.

Better Than A Superhero. Picture book by Belinda Francis and Kayleen West. Wombat Books, Even Before Publishing.

Better Than A Superhero. New picture book by Belinda Francis and Kayleen West. Even Before Publishing.

When brainstorming the book I wanted to be as original as possible. There are so many book about Jesus even if not about this kind of friendship so I wanted the illustrations to be different. The story is talking to the reader about how awesome Jesus is and how we can have a best friend type relationship with him. Rather than have another religious looking Christian book I decided to make it fun and used the child and his toys as props. The child talks about Jesus using his toys to play-role the story. I hope it brings a smile to many children and helps draw them into a closer relationship with our superhero – Jesus.

Props used in Better Than A Superhero may be found in a child's room. Picture book by Belinda Francis and Kayleen West. Even Before Publishing

Props used in Better Than A Superhero may be found in a child’s room.

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