“Ricky Raccoon Loves to Read”

Recently, I participated in a Children’s anthology project called Creative Gems 2. You can learn more about the project here, and you can purchase a copy of the book here. I had an absolute blast working with Andrea, the illustrator, and I can’t wait to participate in the next project. I’ve already begun putting together ideas to go with her amazing pictures!

While I am not sharing the wonderful, inspiring picture here, I am sharing my poem. The original artwork I used for inspiration can be viewed here. However, the illustrator created a unique artwork for the actual book to accompany the poem.

This was my first published children’s work, and it was so exciting that I plan to do many more in the coming years.

Ricky Raccoon Loves to Read

By Cathy Marie Bown

On a dark, dark night

By the light of the moon,

A big book is read

By Ricky the Raccoon.

As a soft wind blows

Through the nearby trees

Ricky imagines a beach

And an ocean breeze.

Pirate ships and scallywags

A prince and princess,

High seas adventures

And Damsels in distress,

Anything can happen

When he gets lost inside

His favorite stories

Where he loves to hide.

I hope you enjoy my work. I can’t wait to share more with you in the near future! Until next time!

Cathy Marie Bown

Published by cathymariebown

I am a writer and student looking for my place in the digital world.

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