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What carries us off this week is the mighty support of family and strangers during difficult times.
CarryUsOff Books is a small and young company. The start of any enterprise is always rough. Some encounter more pebbles and blocks in their paths than others. But there is always help along the way; encouragements, bright suggestions and a squeeze on the shoulder to cheer you on.
We were at the Moms 'N' Tots fair at Singapore Expo this past weekend (from Saturday to Tuesday). This was our first fair. My family, members big and little, came to help this struggling publisher. We pushed ourselves out in front of strangers, many of whom brushed us away, though fortunately, more than a few stopped to listen.
We had parents, aunts and grandparents who paid careful attention to how our ABC books and cards could inspire their toddlers with cheery Art and imaginative story-ideas. We had delightful children pointing at our cards, and spotting the differences in our puzzles. Each of these strangers brought home a part of CarryUsOff. They brought home a piece of our heartfelt efforts in writing, illustrating, designing, and editing.
This was possible ONLY because Family was there to put our books and cards into Strangers' hands.
And so we'll take the Good of this Expo experience and carry it off to our next fair, our next book, our next story, our next small, mad dream. We may be small and inexperienced now, but we will grow. Quiet and strong.
Hope you'll stay around and help us. We could always use that squeeze on the shoulder every once in a while.
Have a great weekend with your family!
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