Young Authors Prepare for Book Signing

CITRUS HEIGHTS–

It’s a hardcover hurrah that’s a bit of a handful.

Citrus Heights cousins Isabella Thordsen and Isabelle Busath were dealing with tired hands Thursday – but for a very good reason.

They couldn’t have signed their own names at all just a few years ago, but now they’re autographing 1,200 hundred copies of their very own book.

“I can’t believe this. It’s a like a dream,” said 8-year-old Isabella, looking at the stacks of her book sitting around her.

That dream started with a nightmare back in January when the little book of rules the girls worked on in their spare time was dropped in a Wal-mart parking lot.

They thought tips like “ware your seatbelt” and “resicle” were lost forever.

No taking off for spelling here.

Thanks to a store employee who found the book and contacted FOX40, we found Isabelle and Isabella.

And we found out through emails that folks all over the country wanted to read the little guide to life penned by the pee wee writers.

Eventually publishers Simon and Schuster wanted to help out with that.

Those getting some of the pre-autographed copies will get something more than just the girls’ John Hancock.

“I’ve been drawing hearts, smiley faces in the hearts,” said Isabella.

“I just wanted to put something else in it where you can look at it and go, ‘that’s cool,’” said 10-year-old Isabelle.

They’ve made it cool to follow the rules.

“I feel amazed, because I never thought I’d get a book published. And it’s very hard to get a book published, too.  And it’s one of my dreams since I love writing,” said Isabelle.

The “Little Book of Rules” will go on sale October first at places like Toys R Us, Target and Hallmark.

The girls will host the first book signing of their tour  on Oct. 5 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Casey’s Hallmark in Sacramento.

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