About the Little Hearts Book Series
“A spoonful of sugar makes the parenting more fun!” ~L.R.Knost
Two Thousand Kisses a Day: Gentle Parenting Through the Ages and Stages is the first book in the Little Hearts Parenting Handbook series by L.R.Knost. Other books in the series that will be released in the coming months include Tots to Teens: Communication Through the Ages and Stages; Gentle Discipline: Tips, Tools & Techniques; and Gentle Parenting: A Christian Perspective.
The Wisdom For Little Hearts children’s book series weaves Gentle Parenting techniques into engaging, humorous picture books for children ages two to six.
Throughout the series, children will be exposed to households reflecting cultures from around the globe through rich illustrations depicting decor, clothing, and foods consistent with the book’s characters, while still focusing on common behavioral issues.
Natural, positive parenting concepts such as pregnancy, breastfeeding, babywearing, and cosleeping are subtly woven into the series to provide parents with conversation points to engage in with their children when a new baby is expected.
The series covers parenting issues such as listening, cooperation, tantrums, kindness, manners, and more. The first in the series, Petey’s Listening Ears, was released in 2011 with new releases scheduled for 2013 including Addie’s Little Big Voice, JoJo’s Gentle Hands, Zoey the Dreamer, and Poppy’s Smile.
Also, watch for release dates for the new Grumpykins series: Grumpykins, A Very Grumpykins Christmas, Grumpykins Can’t Sleep, Grumpykins and the Monsterific Day, Grumpykins is a Scaredykin, and Grumpykins’ Snowy Day.
Lovable little Petey and his furry friend, Beans, are having a difficult day filled with bad choices and their unfortunate consequences until Petey’s mommy and daddy step in with some gentle guidance and help him remember to turn his ‘Listening Ears’ on!
Concept art for the next three books in the Wisdom For Little Hearts gentle parenting children’s book series:
ADDIE’S LITTLE BIG VOICE
Follow little Miss Addie as she shrieks, shouts, and squeals her way into one problem after another with her stuffed mouse, Pip, until her mommy and daddy step in with some silly games that help her learn to use her ‘Little Voice’!
Bonus sneak peek! Sketch of Addie’s Time Out Toy Box:
JOJO’S GENTLE HANDS
Poor little JoJo and his monkey friend, Moe, keep getting into scrapes with their rough and tumble play until JoJo’s mommy and daddy make a game out of using their ‘Gentle Hands’!
ZOEY THE DREAMER
Sweet little Zoey is a bit of a day-dreamer, which gets her and her ducky friend, Squish, into trouble as she forgets one thing after another until her mommy and daddy help her learn how to be a dreamer and a doer!
And here’s the early concept art for the newest Little Hearts children’s picture book series…
Grumpykins is a grumpy little monster. He’s grumpy even when he paints his best ever monsterpiece. He’s grumpy even when he gets his favorite waffles with monsterberry syrup for breakfast. But Grumpykins is lonely. He doesn’t have any friends. Come join Grumpykins as he learns that a thankful heart is a happy heart and making friends is as simple as a smile!
Concept art is also in the works for Benji’s Big Manners, Nikko’s Nice Words, The Tickleberry Tree, and Our New Baby (Interactive cloth book introducing toddlers to their new little brother/sister and concepts such as breast/bottle feeding, babywearing/strollers, crib/cosleeping, birth/adoption, etc.)