“Lou climbed onto the edge of the top of the clock tower and strapped the wings onto his back...‘Oh, dear sun, if only these wings will carry me to you!’ he implored. And with that, Lou took a few deep breaths and counted, ‘One, two, THREE!’ ”

Lou is a tiny but big-hearted, courageous and endearing ant who is in love with the sun.  He wishes with all his heart that he could get close to the warmth and goodness of its golden light.  Lou finds a pair of wings and suffers a near fatal attempt to reach the sun by means of his own "good idea". Only after receiving very special help from a unexpected source does he really have a chance to make his dream come true.  Beautifully illustrated with humor and insight, Courageous Lou and His Dream Come True is an inspiring tale about having passion for one's highest aspiration, and the willingness to risk everything in the attempt to achieve it.  It's a story about forgiveness and openness to being friends with those who are in some way different than we are.

The Follow-Up Adventure gives children a chance to think, draw and/or write about their own dreams and the difficulties they may need to encounter and overcome in working to make them come true. Children will dance with delight to Lou's hand-clappin' theme songs, "I'm Gonna Fly!" and "Oh, Lou!" written and sung by the author, with guitars, flute, and vocal harmonies performed by The Band of Light, included on CD.

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Jumping the Grate
“Sam set his mind on the vision of himself clearing the top of that tall grate and off he sped...Turning towards the grate, he approached it at full speed:...three...two...ONE!”... View Illustrations & Music... 

My Mother Is a Mountain
"My mother is a mountain, and from her snowy peaks she gives me clear water to drink. My mother quenches my thirst, and I feel as joyful as a babbling brook!"... View Illustrations & Music... 

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