did you ever think about writing your own children's book?
When my girls were little I read TONS of books to them. Turns out I liked the stories as much as the kids did. Most of the books I was drawn to were of animal friends like Arnold Lobel's Frog and Toad. Somehow I got the idea to write a series based on my sister's two cats, Boots and Shilo. They seemed the perfect fit for a kids series: Boots - warm, strong, loving; Shilo - VERY shy, beautiful, and as I imaged wise. I kept dreaming up things they would say to each other and eventually turned that into 4 books about the daily adventures that the two of them have when their mom goes to work.
The real Boots and Shilo