"The Teacup Fliers", is about living in the moment and realizing what you're searching for has been in front of you all along.
"Badger Tales" is inspired by the whimsical and imaginative artwork my mom painted for us when I was little. Growing up, my world was filled with fantastical creatures like the brave Mr. and Mrs. Mouse. "The Teacup Fliers" is based on two of her original paintings: Mrs. Badger reading from the book "Badger Tales", and two little mice flying a teacup parachute. Now that I am older, I am thrilled to bring her characters to life and put into words the stories I dreamed up for them as a child.
My mom and I have always bonded over storybooks and other creative projects. We are big fans of Beatrix Potter, and sought to channel some of her old-fashioned simplicity into our book. As less children are reading nowadays, we wanted to create a story that parents and children could read together. In a fast-paced and rapidly changing world, it is so important to slow down for a moment and appreciate what you have. Our first tale, "The Teacup Fliers", is about living in the moment and realizing what you're searching for has been in front of you all along.
We hope that our stories can play a small part in the next generation's love of reading. Thank you for giving us a chance!
Independent Publisher Book Awards 2019
Bronze Medal Winner - Children’s Picture Book (All Ages)
Author Meghan Tibbits, and Illustrator Sally Tibbits