It’s finally finished! My big surprise project! The gift’s been given, and it’s ready to be shown off! Hooray! (Can you tell from all my exclamation points that I’m kinda excited?)
Presenting my very first illustrated book: “Life Is Terrible” by Chrissy Krizman
“Life Is Terrible”
“Life Is Terrible” Dedication
I have a daddy and mama who won’t let me do anything. LIFE IS TERRIBLE.
They have steak for dinner, but they won’t let me join them at the table. I only get some AFTER mixed in with my dry, boring dog food. LIFE IS TERRIBLE.
When Mama’s in the shower, I want to jump in and get clean and fresh, too, but she tells me to, “Get out!” LIFE IS TERRIBLE.
Daddy and Mama have this big, comfy couch, but they only let me get on it late at night after they’ve gone to bed. LIFE IS TERRIBLE.
Daddy and Mama take me to the dog park only twice a week, and when they do, they won’t let me stay there all night. They have to chase me to take me back home, because I’m NEVER finished having fun. LIFE IS TERRIBLE.
Once, Mama yelled at me for eating one of her delicious candies. She said, “Chap Stick isn’t for puppies.” LIFE IS TERRIBLE.
Mama and Daddy’s bed is too high, and they won’t help me up. All I want to do is keep them warm by filling the blankets with puffs of fur. LIFE IS TERRIBLE.
Daddy takes me out on walks, but won’t let me eat the piles of special sidewalk chocolate. LIFE IS TERRIBLE.
Mama picks me up and lets me look around, but she never holds me long enough. LIFE IS TERRIBLE.
Mama makes me scrambled eggs almost every morning, but where’s MY toast, Mama? LIFE IS TERRIBLE.
But, Daddy greets me happily when he comes home from work and Mama rubs my ears every morning.
Daddy plays fetch with me down the hallway…
… and Mama gives me puppy gushers.
They play with me and love me and rub my belly. I guess maybe life isn’t so terrible.
Life might even be great.
“Life Is Terrible” Back Cover
My friend Christi Mann wrote this book for her boyfriend, Nick, for his birthday from their dog, Chrissy. Christi sent me multiple pictures of all of them and scenes from around their house as references, and I went to town. I can’t believe the whole thing only took me about 3 weeks from start to finish. Thank the Lord for my Wacom tablets, too, or this still wouldn’t be done. 🙂 What a fun project!
You are truly and amazingly talented! I have ALWAYS admired your gifts and am glad you get to use them :). Love you, boo