Creative Inspiration

The Purple Girl

While I created the Small Hands Creating Hope project as a way of raising money for the American Cancer Society, it’s been fun to see my six-year-old daughter Emma put our copy of the book to use. She has spent hours scouring the many projects, and has plans to recreate every single one!

For her first project, she picked The Purple Girl book that was submitted by Kitchen Counter Chronicles – and then turned it into a series! The Purple Girl does get cancer at the end of the first book, but – as in my life, and hopefully all cancer patients’ lives, someday – she gets better.

The Purple Girl Gets Married

The purple girl grows up, meets a green boy (who isn’t quite as dedicated in his wearing of green clothing as the Purple Girl is in wearing purple), and they get married and have baby girl twins. I love the pregnant belly on the cover of the third book:

The Purple Girl Has Baby Girl Twins

I am so pleased with how the Small Hands Creating Hope book turned out. It is truly inspirational – and full of fun, creative ideas for kids. If you haven’t already, please consider donating at least $15 through this link to the American Cancer Society. As a thank you, we will send you a link to download the ebook, as well as links to purchase a paper copy, if you would like.


  1. says

    Her drawings are amazing, and I love it that she created a series!! Wow!! The pregnant belly is super-cute, too. Wonder where she could have gotten inspiration for that??? :)

  2. Didi says

    MaryAnne, she did such a beautiful job! I love her illustrations. Too cute. Do you think there will be a third book in the series? :)

  3. says

    Oh my goodness! I love this! So glad that our little project inspired your little one to create! What an amazing book the Small Hands Creating Hope is!

    • maryanne says

      Thanks! Getting glimpses of their creative minds like this is definitely a fun part of having an older child!

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