Amadee’s previous picture book, Cortez the Gnome, was published in 2015. Co-written with James Orndorf, the book tells the story of a tiny gnome who leaves his home in a tree to go in search of his younger brother Winslow. Cortez the Gnome is illustrated with photographs of Cortez’s adventures.
Now that Gentle Hands is almost ready for publication, Amadee is working on some new stories as well as a completely different project: a true book about grasshoppers!
Did you know that there are more than 8,000 different kinds of grasshoppers? They live in every part of the world except Antarctica.
Many grasshoppers are green or brown, and blend in with their surroundings. But they come in every color under the sun, and some, like this one, have a whole rainbow of colors in one small package.
Look for lots of interesting grasshopper facts and photos in this upcoming project.