“FOX & Friends” Co-Host Ainsley Earhardt to Follow Up Her #1 New York Times Bestseller TAKE HEART, MY CHILD with New Picture Book
New York, NY, March 21, 2017—Aladdin Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, announced today that it will publish Through Your Eyes: My Child’s Gift to Me, a new picture book by FOX & Friends co-host Ainsley Earhardt. Earhardt’s debut picture book, Take Heart, My Child: A Mother’s Dream was an instant #1 New York Times bestseller when it was published in November 2016. Through Your Eyes will serve as a companion to the first book, and will be published on November 7, 2017.
Take Heart, My Child was inspired in part by the birth of Earhardt’s first child and reflected a mother’s hopes and dreams at the beginning of a new life. In Through Your Eyes, she draws on her experiences as a new mother and how she learned to view the wonders of the world through her child’s eyes. Often as we race through life, we need the wisdom and perspective of a child to remind us what is important and what should be celebrated and remembered: the everyday joys, miracles, and simple pleasures of life.
“As any parent will tell you, having a child changes your life in so many wonderful ways,” said Earhardt. “But perhaps the most surprising to me has been how it has helped me to slow down and enjoy little moments that I may not have noticed before.”
“Just as she did with Take Heart, My Child, Ainsley is again drawing on her own experience with this new book to deliver universal truths about motherhood” said Mara Anastas, Vice President and Publisher of Aladdin Books. “Her books resonate so strongly with readers because every parent understands that in many ways it is our children who teach us and help awaken our own inner child.”
Karen Nagel, Executive Editor, Aladdin Books, acquired world rights from CAA and will edit. The book will be illustrated by Jihyuk Kim.
Ainsley Earhardt is currently a journalist and co-host of FOX News Channel’s (FNC) FOX & Friends. Previously, she served as co-host of FNC’s FOX & Friends FIRST and regularly contributed to Hannity with her own segment called “Ainsley Across America.” Additionally, she has co-hosted Outnumbered, FOX & Friends Weekend, FOX’s All-American New Year’s Eve, America’s News Headquarters, been a panelist on The Live Desk and appeared on Greg Gutfeld’s Red Eye. Just as she did with Take Heart, My Child, Earhardt will be donating a portion of her proceeds from Through Your Eyes to Folds of Honor, an organization that provides scholarships and assistance to the spouses and children of fallen soldiers in service to America.
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THROUGH YOUR EYES: My Child’s Gift to Me
By Ainsley Earhardt, illustrated by Jihyuk Kim
Publication Date: 11/7/17
Jodie Hockensmith, Associate Director of Publicity