Maren Morris and Karina Argo bring the Garden Friends to life in new children's book 'Addie Ant Goes on an Adventure' – Entertainment News (Trending Perfect)


On a journey from the world of music to the world of stories, the Grammy Award-winning artist Maren Morris Her best friend Karina Argo, a former English teacher, collaborated on a children's book called “Addie Ant Goes on an Adventure.”

The book tells the story of a young ant named Addie who sets out on her first solo journey, guided by the wisdom and support of her friends in the garden. The narrative is designed to instill among young readers the values ​​of independence, curiosity, and the importance of asking for help.

The idea for the book was born out of conversations during road trips with Morris, who spoke of her desire to delve into children's literature, motivated by her own experience reading to her son.

“I've always wanted to write some kind of children's book or children's album, and then, Karina says, 'Well, I have a whole bunch of characters in my head because I work in the garden all the time and I'm just making mistakes in my life,'” Morris said. “I was like “Well, that's half the job.”

They both chose Addie the Ant as their main character as a way to capture the innocence and curiosity of childhood and encourage young readers to be adventurous while keeping their safety in mind.

“There's a lot of curiosity about the world and it's not quite scary yet, so I feel like in the book we're trying to touch on, 'Yes, be curious.' Yes, ask questions, go on an adventure, but also, know when to avoid someone or just be careful,” Morris said. “Those things are like the survival things that we instill in our kids as parents and teachers. “And we wanted to do it in a way that wasn't scary in the book.”

The book also talks a lot about the power of friendship, which Morris says reflects the foundation of trust and support between her and Arjo.

“I don’t know what I would do without you,” Arjo told Morris in an interview on CBS Morning. Me, no. And knowing that I can ask you for help gives me courage all the time.”

Morris said the book also allows her to give back to her son and work with her best friend.

“I just love collaborating. I read a lot of my songs with my best friend. So it seemed very natural for me to do it with her. And we've already started the second book, so we're on our way a little bit,” Morris said.



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