Maren Morris and longtime best friend, educator Karina Argow, have co-authored a children’s picture book, Addie Ant Goes On An Adventure. Published by Chronicle Chroma, the book will hit the shelves next spring.
Cultivated by Morris and Argow’s love of nature and spending time reading to Morris’ son, the book relays their desire to teach younger generations the importance of friendship, diversity and connection. Addie Ant Goes On An Adventure is fully illustrated by Kelly Anne Dalton and follows the ant’s journey into a magical garden, where she meets friends and obstacles along the way.
“Inspiring others through words and lyrics is a lifelong passion of mine,” says Morris. “To be able to give back to young learners in this way, to instill in them at a young age a deep love for the world around them gives me great hope for the future. I’m looking forward to this being the start of many adventures for Addie Ant, who I know will become a beloved children’s character.”
“I could not agree more,” shares Argow. “I’ve dreamed for years about sharing this wonderful world of creatures and their importance to the natural and social environments around them. I hope that the children and adults reading about Addie and her friends can see themselves and remember just how magical we all are and how precious this wonderful world is that we live in!”
“We are excited to publish this delightfully written and beautifully illustrated children’s book,” says Chronicle Chroma Publishing Director, Gloria Fowler. “Morris and Argow have created a charming story about the day in the life of a curious and brave little ant that inhabits a vast and magical garden. Inclusive insect characters such as Lewis Ladybug, Beatrix Butterfly and Cleo Cricket are brought to life through Kelly Anne Dalton’s vivid illustrations.”
Addie Ant Goes On An Adventure will go on sale on April 9, 2024, for $18.99 with 40 illustrated pages on a glossed hardcover. Pre-orders can be made through [email protected].
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