What happens when imagination and connection join forces? In Lu Hanessian’s Picnic on a Cloud an otherwise ordinary moment between a boy and his mother becomes a window to their magical adventure. Through the power of curiosity and inspiration Ben follows his own sense of wonder as he and his mom discover the heart of connection. Together they reveal the impossible under their own roof – sparked by a wish a question and plenty of Imagination Fuel.
Lu Hanessian is an award-winning newspaper columnist the author of acclaimed book Let the Baby Drive: Navigating the Road of New Motherhood (2004) former NBC anchor (Real Life Unsolved Mysteries) and Discovery Health Channel host of Make Room for Baby parent educator and national speaker. For five years she hosted The Science Show syndicated in 110 countries. She is the founder of WYSH Wear Your Spirit for Humanity and Parent2ParentU.com.
Her articles and essays have been published in The New York Times Parenting Child Fit Pregnancy and Mothering magazines. She has been interviewed as an author and parenting expert on CNN MSNBC NPR The Today Show FOX News Channel as well as many radio shows and local television stations around the country.
Lu lives in New York with her husband their two sons and lots of Imagination Fuel.
''Hanessian's writing and Leonello's art create a wondrous invitation to remember and share the imaginative flavor of childhood.” --Fred Donaldson PhD international play expert and author of Playing by Heart
''Lu Hanessian's book demonstrates the subtle importance of acknowledging a child's unique experience of reality and to how this acknowledgment can create a bridge to deeper connection.''--Peggy O'Mara Editor and Publisher Mothering
''A beautiful book that speaks to the hearts of kids parents...and grandparents!''--Martha and Dr. Bill Sears
"Lu Hanessian puts her heart and soul into everything she does and her first children's book is yet another shining example! Picnic on a Cloud is a celebration of every child's creative imagination and every parent's power to support it whole-heartedly. Tanya Leonello's delightful illustrations bring Lu's story to life true to the spirit of imagination it champions.''-- Scott Noelle author of The Daily Groove: How to Enjoy Parenting... Unconditionally!