A new book celebrating the dinosaurs of the Drumheller Valley and the importance of manners has just been released.
Mayor Heather Colberg and her daughter Madison have published a children’s book called “Two Magic Words, and it has some familiar names and faces. She describes it as “Important life lessons from the Dinosaur Capital of the World.”
Heather explains her daughter Madison has been writing for a few years and they began working together on the book.
“I just need something else to do that did not focus on the town, and that’s how the book got started,” said Heather.
They enlisted local artist Jarrid Stern to illustrate the book. The book features two children named Nevin and Ella, named after the authors’ neighbours. Gus and Effie, the two dinosaur statues at the intersection of Centre Street and 3rd Avenue are also featured, so they contacted the DinoArts Association and some of the proceeds from the book will be going to DinoArts. The project quickly came together.
“We wanted to make as much of a local project as possible,” said Heather.
They are self-publishing the book, and she said they are working through Author Academy to guide the process, including publishing and distribution
Heather says they have a couple more books already written and illustrated that follow the same life lesson theme they plan to release. They are working with DinoArts on another.
The books are available for sale at the World’s largest Dinosaur as well as the Faux Den in Drumheller.
To learn more go to www.dinoadventures.ca