Portia Polar Bear’s Birthday Wish Coming This Fall

Posted Jun. 11th, 2010 by Daniel J. Cox

Portia Polar Bear's Birthday Wish

Cover of Portia Polar Bear’s Birthday Wish

A few days ago I mentioned that we had a new children’s book coming this fall. It’s a book I’m especially proud of due to the  incredibly creative way the author weaves a positive life lesson into a book about baby polar bears. It will be great reading for the young and young at heart and I’m hopeful you will enjoy the photos as well. The author Margie K. Carroll selected the pictures and did all the design work on top of writing the text. She’s a very talented lady and a very good friend. We’ve figured out how to publish a book and we’re both pitching in to split the costs of self-publishing and I could never have picked a more qualified and unique individual to be business partners with. I’ve included a photo of the cover for a sneak peak as well as a shot of Margie working in my studio selecting photos for the book. I was quite humbled and amazed at her ability to find just the right image to tell the story she had already written. Margie sorted through hundreds of thousands of images over a three day period, 12-15 hours/day. We plan to have books to market by September 1, 2010 just in time for the Christmas season. We’ll be adding a sample of the book in the near future in a format that will allow a viewer to flip through pages on a computer similar to looking at the actual publication. Stay tuned. Let us know if you enjoy the cover. You can see photos of Margie’s big adventure to Montana by clicking on this link.

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  1. Casen kumarOn Mar. 4th, 2011

    Very good

  2. SommerOn Jan. 24th, 2011

    Margie K. Carroll came To Creekland Middle today and showed us and read us the book, It is amazing. Love the pictures, they are really great. Everyone oohed and awwed at some of the sweet pictures. Thank you.

  3. Jan reynoldsOn Nov. 29th, 2010

    Hey there….. Been to Churchill and beyond. Spent time with the Inuit when they were in the midst of garnering some say in the government with the creation of Nunavut. Love your book. Miss the polar bears rambling around and the northern lights going off in the sky. Congrats on your book and apps. You’ve been my twin in the process while I’ve been working on my apps too!

  4. Fred KurtzOn Jun. 18th, 2010


    I can’t wait to see the book. I will order one for my granddaughter. She turns four this weekend and really loves books.


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      danieljcoxOn Jun. 18th, 2010

      Thanks Fred, Wish us well and please spread the word. We’ve created a special Portia Polar Bear’s Birthday Wish Facebook Page. Please stop by and become a Fan. Here’s the link: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Portia-Polar-Bears-Birthday-Wish/136248139720039

  5. David GaronOn Jun. 16th, 2010


    Looks great – and what a great thing it is to be doing a book for kids. I teach kids with emotional and behavioral problems and they are the BEST! I teach them art and music at a studio we put together at Northwood Children’s Services.

    Good luck with this, I know it’ll be a hit.


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