Here's the story (I always have one, you know): When I saw this block Surprise! baby quilt I immediately pictured the blocks in a book. I drew out ideas, and had a feeling it'd be a popular project. The concept is for it to be an educational book--for adults to talk about what's on the pages to an infant in order to promote vocabulary development (yes, I'm a teacher lol). Once older, the children can talk about what they see, and make up stories about the pictures--developing imagination. I created a Talk-About Quilt years ago with the same concept.
I talked to the designer of the block--Karen DeMont with KariePatch Designs--for permission to sell some books if I actually got some made. I told her I'd love to include her website address on price tags; she was happy about the idea and encouraged me to continue. I finally had time to devote to the project and made a proto-type that needed adjustments. It's a very good thing I like math--there has been a lot of it going on. I sent pictures of the prototype to some friends for fun and within one day had five orders. This book, my second one, is already sold--the owner was due yesterday. :-)
So--here it is--cover to back. sandpat helped me with ideas for the cover--what to use. There's a lot to talk about in there. These books delight me. Those peek-a-boo blocks are fun for all ages, I've discovered. :-D
I'm going to walk you through it now....