Creative Kid Thursday! Meet the Kid Author of Flying Pants: Lola James

11 Feb

Today I have a Creative Kid to introduce to you!

Meet kid author/illustrator Lola James!

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Lola has written and illustrated a book called Flying Pants!

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I got a chance to meet Lola in person at a book festival we were at. I picked up a copy of Flying Pants! and thought it was a great story.

Here is the description (from Amazon): “Flying Pants is a whimsical story about a magic potion gone awry and the pants that got away. Lola James is 9 years old and lives in a small town in Pennsylvania. She enjoys writing, drawing, soccer, and spending time with her family and friends. She is also the youngest member of a local knitters group, and an honor student. When she grows up she would like to be an art teacher or a fashion designer. She wrote the book Flying Pants when she was 8 years old. Lola jotted down a few sketches with words on them and showed her mother who laughed so hard at how funny it was. Lola and her mother took the little book to her art teacher and Color illustrations on premium paper!”

Lola agreed to answer some questions for me.

Erik: What gave you the idea for your book, Flying Pants?

Lola: I have always loved art. When I decided to take art lessons, my teacher showed me some books she was illustrating. One day I decided to write a book and ended up with Flying Pants

Erik: Things you love are a great inspiration! You illustrated the book yourself, with help from your school’s art teacher. What did she tell you about illustrating?

Lola: If there is one thing my art teacher always tells me is that art takes time and lots of hard work, she never gives up and that is the perfect role model.

Erik: She does sound like a good role model. When did you know you wanted to write a book?

Lola: I love to read and draw. There are probably about 200 books at my house and each of them inspired me to write a book. My art teacher Missi also inspired me by illustrating lots of books.

Erik: What was your favorite part about creating your book?

Lola: My favorite part was obviously creating the funny drawings, and I have a really crazy imagination.

Erik: Yes, some of those pictures are very crazy. 🙂 Are you planing on writing any more books?

Lola: Yes, my next book may become a series.

Erik: What do you want to be when you grow up?

Lola: When I grow up, I will definitely stick with art and may become a pastry chef.

Erik: Hmm… Did you know I review food too? 😉

Find Lola on Facebook HERE

Check out her Amazon Author page HERE

14 Responses to “Creative Kid Thursday! Meet the Kid Author of Flying Pants: Lola James”

  1. yvettecarol February 11, 2016 at 3:50 pm #

    A kid author, I love it! Good job on the interview, too, Erik!

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  2. jama February 11, 2016 at 6:10 pm #

    Such fun to read about Lola and her book. The title alone makes me want to read it. And I LOVE that she wants to be a pastry chef 🙂 🙂 :).

    You would be a great food reviewer, Erik the Great Eater, only the food might disappear before you had a chance to write about it.

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    • ThisKidReviewsBooks February 22, 2016 at 9:24 pm #

      I’ve actually thought about being a food critic/reviewer. If I could somehow make it so that I got free meals… 😉
      Lola is a great author, and her book is a fun story! 🙂

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  3. rnewman504 February 12, 2016 at 8:56 am #

    What a wonderful interview! Congrats and much success, Lola. I look forward to reading Flying Pants!

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  4. Patricia Tilton February 12, 2016 at 9:44 am #

    Lola is so talented. I love her passion to write and draw. Flying Pants does look very funny. She is lucky to have parents and teachers who encourage her.

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  5. Darlene February 12, 2016 at 2:30 pm #

    Way to go Lola! You have a great start in your creative life by writing this book. I am so impressed. May all your dreams come true!

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  6. Jilanne Hoffmann February 12, 2016 at 5:37 pm #

    Lola appears to be a very talented author/illustrator! I predict she will go far if she continues down this path!

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  7. Stephanie@Fairday's Blog February 14, 2016 at 11:58 am #

    Yeah for kid authors! This sounds like a fun book! Wishing Lola the best of luck! 🙂

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