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This is Ella! Book Release PARTY!


I am so happy to announce that This is Ella is finished and set for release this month!

Krista and Ella will be coming down to Washington next month to celebrate and I am so stoked!

Looking Glass Coffee in Snohomish has generously offered their beautiful venue for the book release party on December 16th from 6:30 to 8:30.

Then on Sunday, December 17th we will be at The Never-ending Bookshop in Bothell from 1-3ish to talk about the book.

After a hugely successful Kickstarter campaign and hours upon hours of work, Krista worked with the folks at Friesen Press to produce paperback, hardbound and ebook versions of the book.  She has done a stellar job on the writing and handling all the publishing details.  She is a rockstar.  I feel so blessed to have had the privilege of working with her on this book.

It was purely a pleasure to illustrate sweet Ella and I hope with all my heart that the children who read this book will be helped to see the beauty in diversity.

To purchase the book you can go directly to the Friesen Press online bookstore.

The paperback version is also on Barnes and Noble.


This is Ella

Happy World Down Syndrome Day!

I want to share with you all a project I am currently working on illustrating.

‘This is Ella’ is a beautifully written book about a vivacious little girl named Ella. This book is designed to help children see the beauty in diversity.

Ella is a fun loving little girl, just about to start school. While she may speak a little differently than you, and she may look a little different than you, she can be a really good friend.

This is a grassroots project, written by my friend Krista Lee Ewert, who also happens to be Ella’s mom.

To find out how you can support this project or to purchase the book, you can visit: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/8716905/this-is-ella

You can also find out more at: http://www.kristaewert.com