“I Call You Noodle”

I wrote this book for my children or my “noodles” as I like to call them. Parents, close relatives, and friends give children silly nicknames for different reasons throughout their lives. It’s a simple way to show love and get their attention all in one. The important thing that I wanted my children to remember was this: While we may call you by dozens of silly names, your real name will always be right behind it because it’s a part of who you are and what makes you you. The book also features pages to fill out a family tree, the story of how you chose your child’s name, and scrapbook pages to insert 4×4-sized pictures.

Illustrations by Kara Hoegh