Catherine Follestad

Catherine Follestad enjoys writing for children and loves fantasy and storytelling. She has written children’s books with stories that capture the imagination and which themes inspire children to grow up to become they best they aspire to be. Her books are uplifting and encouraging while promoting an appetite for reading and being creative. Her stories impart lessons on being a good friend, believing in oneself, respecting others by not judging on how one looks, and building teamwork.

A prolific children’s writer, Follestad has published five books:

  • The Itty Bitty Kitty, her first children’s picture book released in February 2012
  • I Think That I Would Like to Be…, a book for boys released in August 2012
  • The Itty Bitty Kitty and the Mystery at Reflection Pond, a sequel to The Itty Bitty Kitty released in May 2013
  • I Dream That I May One Day Be…, released in December 2013
  • Itty Bitty Kitty and the Fun Day, the third book in The Itty Bitty Kitty series released in 2017

Her books come in paperback and hardcover, with some fun accessories available for purchase on our products page.

Believing in play and pretend

Follestad believes play and pretend plays an important role in the mental, emotional and physical development of children. The activity helps them expand their imagination, enrich their skills, practice artistry, and pursue creativity. Most of all, play and pretend helps them to dream and envision the world they want to live or help build.

Art and storytelling

Catherine loves art and storytelling in many forms, and she wants to share her gifts in many ways. She desires to create stories, books and other media that will captivate children and adults alike for generations.

Being a dedicated children’s writer, Catherine is well-immersed in her craft and genre. She writes in a classic style, which she believes is never dated. She reflects on the beauty of life whenever she writes or paints, this allows her to bring the value of nature into her work through experinces in and appreciation of her sourroundings. For her, nature is full of inspiration for creation.

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