Author of the Month - Abigail R.

Author of the Month - Abigail R.

By Emma Gutierrez / February 07, 2024

It’s hard to believe that we’ve entered into a new year. We’re kicking it off with an exciting tale. February’s featured story is “Creamy and Crunchy” by Abigail R. Let’s delve into her story about a friendship formed between an ice cream cone and a cookie!

There once was an ice cream named Creamy who lived on an island. He is five years old. He is made of two scoops of ice cream, one mango and one strawberry, with a cherry on top, of course! Creamy doesn’t know it yet, but he has his very own superpowers!

One day, Creamy is confronted with some fierce, angry-looking bullies. They shout insults at Creamy, “Your flavors are yucky!” and “What’s the silly thing on top of your head?” and laugh at him.

Poor Creamy is hurt and runs away crying.

On the island, there is also a chocolate chip cookie named Crunchy. He is five and a half years old and is small but smart.

Those mean old bullies come to taunt Crunchy too. They yell, “You look nasty with that bite mark on your head.” Crunchy is scared and runs away. He doesn’t know it yet, but he also has superpowers!

As Creamy runs away and Crunchy runs away, they end up bumping into each other. “Ouch!” “Argh! Who are you?” they each ask. They are rudely interrupted by the bullies, “Nowhere to run!” And the mean bullies start to push them around. Crunchy and Creamy pick up sticks to use as a sword to defend themselves.

Suddenly, Creamy feels a tingle on the top of the head. Cherries starts to shoot cherries out of his head towards the bullies. Then Crunchy starts to feel weird, and all of a sudden, spikey chocolate chips begin to shoot out of the top of his head.

“AHHH!” yell the bullies as they run away scared.

“That was awesome!” says Creamy. They decide to join forces and be friends. They take an ice cream ferry to a new island named Savoy. Once they arrive, they build their own playhouse, which has their own play space, a pool, an arcade, and a basement. What a wonderful life! They play and live happily ever after.

Thank you, Abigail for sharing your story with us and leaving us with the message that it’s important to stand up for yourself!

Be sure to continue reading to see what Abigail had to say in her interview.

Read the Full Interview:

Where did you get your Lulu Junior kit? Who gave it to you?
My mom gave me my first Lulu Junior book kit after seeing me writing some short stories on my papers.

Where did you get your idea for your story?
One time I was craving for ice cream and then I remembered I had my book kit. So I used the idea of the ice cream to write my first book. And who doesn’t like a cookie?

How does it feel to be a published author?
Being a published author is great, awesome and exciting. I told almost everyone about it.

What's the one piece of advice you'd share with another young writer?
When thinking of a topic to write, look at your surroundings and what you see around you will inspire you on what to write.

What do you like to do when you're not writing?
I like to draw Kawaii (cute) things, play Nintendo games like Super Mario Wonder and baking with my mom.

Do you prefer writing or illustrating? Why?
I like illustrating because I love drawing. I do it almost every time. I like making portraits of people.

What's one of your favorite books?
My favorite book is Dogman.

How do you like to set up your writing/drawing space?
I like to set up a table where I can easily write or draw. I like having my markers and pencil next to me.

What inspires you to write or draw?
My family (my dad, mom and baby sister) inspire me to write and draw.

What do you want people to remember about your book?
want people to remember that if they are getting bullied or a friend being bullied, you can always stand up for yourself.