I'll Take My Chances

I'll Take My Chances


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Nothing ventured, nothing gained!

From science experiments that go horribly wrong to sour notes, bike mishaps, and embarrassing disasters, every day is filled with opportunities for failures—and ultimate successes—that shape a child’s character. Even grandma’s hugs outside of school, which could provide fodder for ridicule, are precious moments that are worth the effort! Illustrator Sally Springer uses a light touch and luminous colors to capture each excruciating moment while author Mark Burrows draws on his experience with young children to create a realistic take on everyday activities. While experiences may seem scary, embarrassing, or silly, youngsters are encouraged to try them anyway!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781455621064
Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 09/01/2015
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 3 Months to 8 Years

About the Author

Mark Burrows, award-winning singer, composer, and puppetry enthusiast, is the director of children’s ministries at First United Methodist Church of Fort Worth. A two-time finalist for D Magazine’s Best Children’s Entertainer, “Mister Mark,” as he is known to his fans, is a member of Children’s Ministry Forum and the Christian Educators Fellowship. Burrows creates choral pieces, six of which were selected as J.W. Pepper Editor’s Choice pieces in 2014. He frequently appears as a choir clinician, children’s workshop leader, and keynote speaker across the South. Pelican also published his previous book from a child’s perspective, Little Things Aren’t Little
. . . When You’re Little.

Sally Springer specializes in children’s illustrations for books and magazines. She has a varied background working for some of the most respected children’s magazines and publishers. Springer has received both the Gustave Tassell Award for original design and the “My First Hidden Pictures” Illustration of the Year Award from Highlights High Five magazine.

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