Leo & Lou When We Grow UpPublisher: Archway Publishing ISBN: ISBN 978-1-6657--3850-7 (hc); ISBN 978-1-6632-5021-6 (sc); ISBN 978-1-6632-5022-3 (e)Genre: ChildrenPrice: Hardcover $28.99; Softcover $14.99; EB $5.99
Most children at some point think about what they will be when they grow up. Will they be a teacher, an athlete, a writer, an actor, a policeman, a dancer, a fireman, a priest, etc.? This is an imaginary story about the daily lives of Leo and Lou, brother and sister field mice, and their family. In playing together Leo and Lou discuss occupations and professions they imagine for themselves: a nurse, a cowboy, a pilot, a ballerina, and author, etc. As mama and papa learn of their interests, the mama reminds them of the saying: "Be what you want to be."
S T Kimbrough, Jr., is the author of numerous books of poetry. When his four sons were small, he began telling them imaginary stories about two brothers Herman and Rastus. Now with nine grandchildren and nine great grandchildren the imaginary stories have multiplied, including Leo and Lou. He resides in Durham, NC and is a Research Fellow of Duke Divinity School.
Mark Starr Kimbrough is the illustrator of the book. A father of four children, he has four granddaughters and is an industrial designer by profession, who began drawing imaginary mice in various occupational and professional roles when he was a boy. He brings these images to life in a unique and colorful way in this story of Leo and Lou, field mice brother and sister. He is an Associate Professor of Industrial Design at the University of Houston.