While I spent much time writing project controls and risk-based management books, illustrating and developing this book for children gives me a distinct feeling of satisfaction. I feel privileged to share my work with you all. This is my pet project that took me more than two years to complete.
Children’s books just in time for Christmas are a nice gift for children of reading age.
Grace, The Guardian Angel is a simple but powerful children’s story about patience, faith, hope, love, and kindness.
Eva, my eldest granddaughter, inspired the character Grace through one of her drawings. She was six years old when she designed Grace. Mia, Eva’s younger sister, created the Mom in the story. Their initial idea gave me the energy to write, illustrate, and publish this book. I hope kids all over the world will like Grace. This book is a collaboration between grandkids and their Lolo (grandfather).
The story revolves around two baby sisters, Olivia and Bella, and their perception of family love and material things. The book also touches on parental and elderly respect, God’s sixth commandment. An excellent read for children. A story with important moral lessons.
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The first to critique my work was my two granddaughters. Believe me, they’re excellent at providing their views. They have started reading very young, and even then, we’re amazingly perceptive. For example, Eva commented why I drew the characters without noses and ears. Mia smartly added, “They do not even look human! How can they breathe?”
I initially designed my cartoon characters without ears and noses, the first style I thought I’d use. Well, that ended soon enough. They were delighted when I showed them the changes I had made. Nodding and smiling in approval when they saw the nose and ears, they appreciated the new sketches.
“Ha ha ha,” I could not help but laugh mightily.
Thinking that the tests were finished, the five and six years old asked me,
“How come they can speak if they are still babies?”
I looked at both of them in the eyes and asked, “How did you know they’re babies?”
“Look! They’re wearing diapers! Babies wear diapers…”
I was laughing inside. “So wise! “I thought. Next, me explaining to them that babies can communicate with each other and Grace, their guardian angel. I was not sure if I convinced them, though.
What an experience!
About the Author
Rufran C. Frago is the Founder of PM Solution Pro, a Calgary consulting, product, and training services firm focusing on project and business management solutions. He is passionate about providing advice, mentorship, education, and training through consultation, collaboration, and what he uniquely calls student-led training.
He also founded KATHAKO, a consulting, advisory, product, and training tradename of RBM&S Inc. dealing with the finer, creative, more artistic aspects of business. This tradename works hand-in-hand with sister tradename PM Solution Pro in offering products, professional project/business management supports services to clients who are looking for help in the field of creative, artistic, digital, and graphical designs/illustrations.
Rufran’s creative pursuits include literary writings and arts. He uses the pen name UPANOG to sign his illustrations and paintings. He is a self-learned author, satirist, illustrator, cartoonist, editor, poet, artist, portraitist, 2d/3d modeler, and designer.
BOOKS AUTHORED BY RUFRAN FRAGO
- Risk-based Management in the World of Threats and Opportunities: A Project Controls Perspective.ISBN 978-0-9947608-0-7.Canada
- Plan to Schedule, Schedule to Plan.ISBN 978-0-9947608-2-1.Canada
- How to Create a Good Quality P50 Risk-based Baseline Schedule.ISBN 978-0-9947608-1-4.Canada
- Schedule Quantitative Risk Analysis (Traditional Method).ISBN 978-0-9947608-3-8.Canada
- RISK, What are you? The Risk Management Poem: Children’s Book for all Professionals.ISBN 978-0-9947608-4-5 (Canada)