If you have young children in your life, it's possible you're familiar with Judy Schachner’s work.
She is the author of the "Skippyjon Jones" series of children's books, which feature not only her goofy sense of humor but also her imaginative and detail-filled artwork. Both are on display in her new book, but with a deeper message.
“Sarabella’s Thinking Cap” is about a young girl who is always daydreaming.
Her rich imagination bumps against her schoolwork, but luckily she has parents and a teacher who are understanding and encourage her to express herself in a way that lets others in on her thinking.
“This story is a combination of me and my daughter,” Schachner admits. “Some of the teacher’s notes in the book are from my report cards directly. This is a book for introverts. There’s a lot going on in their minds, and we can’t always tap into it from the outside.”
Schachner will be appearing at the AJC Decatur Book Festival at 12:45 p.m. Sunday in the Decatur Recreation Center.