New Book Showcases the Artistic Imagination of a 6-year-old

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Child-author’s mother publishes his story about three clowns learning to juggle

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Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up

Pablo Picasso once said, “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” When Kirk Mobert was just six years old, he utilized his own young imagination and artistic expressions in writing his own book, “The Three Clowns” (published by iUniverse).

“Kirk wrote the book over a four-day period during his sixth summer,” Kirk’s mother, Mary Mobert, explains. “I don’t know what prompted him to do it. I became aware of the project when he asked me how to spell ‘onion.’ Instead of spelling the word for him, I asked why he wanted to know. He showed me his book and I suggested that, since he had done such a good job up to that point, he should continue as he was.”

Now, Mary shares her son’s endearing story about three clowns who learn to juggle, teaching young readers the hard and soft lessons juggling can offer.

“The Three Clowns” is sure to be especially charming to parents, as it is illustrated and written by a child, with no adults participating in the book’s creation, maintaining and affirming the limitless creativity of young minds.

The Three Clowns
By Kirk Mobert
Softcover | 8.25 x 11 in | 32 pages | ISBN 9781475978094
E-Book | 32 pages | ISBN 9781475978100
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Now an adult, Kirk Mobert lives in Northern California with his wife and two daughters. He has been a natural builder for over a decade and, as co-owner of Sundog Natural Building, teaches natural building workshops on complete cob construction; earthen ovens, floors and plasters; rocket stoves; living roofs and more. Additional information can be found at

iUniverse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is the leading book marketing, editorial services, and supported self-publishing provider. iUniverse has a strategic alliance with Indigo Books & Music, Inc. in Canada, and titles accepted into the iUniverse Rising Star program are featured in a special collection on iUniverse recognizes excellence in book publishing through the Star, Reader’s Choice, Rising Star and Editor’s Choice designations – self-publishing’s only such awards program. Headquartered in Bloomington, Ind., iUniverse also operates offices in Indianapolis. For more information or to publish a book, please visit or call 1-800-AUTHORS. For the latest, follow @iuniversebooks on Twitter.

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