Curtis Christine Press
At Curtis Christine Press our desire is to bring parents closer to their children through reading. It is our belief that this is our chance to give parents another way to connect with their children from an early age. From the first time you share the book Mommy Loves Baby and Silly Zoo Is All I Can Say with your child, you will feel that bond grow each time you read the books.
Troy and Barb Muilenburg started Curtis Christine Press, to share creative ways that would bring families closer together through children’s books about animal families. It was through their early experiences while playing and reading to their children that they recognized what was needed. It was not until they blended their families that they were able to share their experiences on how each parent used books to educate their children. Now together, they can make a difference in the world, by creating whimsical and playful books for children that combine beautiful artwork and illustrations with animal families that you too can pass down to your children. Their goal is to offer books that not only develop a bond between the parent and child, but that inspire a child’s imagination, and educate children in way that makes reading not only fun but informative. Curtis Christine Press was established in the Midwest, with its home base in Iowa Falls, Iowa.
Their children’s book Mommy Loves Baby won the Gold at the 2016 IBPA Ben Franklin Awards, for Best Children’s Book ages 0-3. Silly Zoo Is All I Can Say was also awarded Creative Child Magazine’s 2016 Book of the Year.
With the release of Silly Zoo Is All I Can Say, Troy and barb started the Write Your Way program. This is a reading and writing program designed for kindergarten thru 3rd grade. Coloring pages, word searches, and writing worksheets are available to students for the writing workshop. The book and animal fun facts give ideas to create your very own story about your favorite animal. With the materials provided draw and color your favorite animals and write your own story.
Troy and Barb enjoy biking, hiking, kayaking and long walks on the beach. They have 5 children and a dog named Paisley.
Illustrators About the Illustrator (Mommy Loves Baby) Andrea Dickkut grew up in America’s Heartland. A farm in Iowa is where she began exploring the beauty, challenges, and the mystery of the world. She learned to appreciate nature and its bounty, as well as the satisfaction of making a living with one’s bare hands. About the Illustrator (Silly Zoo Is All I Can Say) Len DiSalvo is an illustrator and animator for a wide range of print projects and award-winning computer games. He currently teaches art illustration and animation.