Farmer Herman and the Flooding Barn

a children’s book inspired by the true story of 344 people in Nebraska who worked together to move a barn . . . illustrated by 344 people who care about kids in foster care

We Need Your Help!

We’ve written a children’s book to get the word out about kids in foster care and the National Foster Care Initiative. Our problem is that IT HAS NO PICTURES!  Since it is a book about 344 people working together to get something big accomplished, we decided we should get 344 people to help us illustrate it (yes, really!!!).

That’s where you come in!

We need you to draw one character or object for the story. You don’t need to have artistic talent, just a passion for kids.  All you need to do is draw something with a Sharpie using the downloadable drawing template below.   We’ll color it in and it will look amazing!  If your drawing is selected, it will be included in the final published version of the book!  By the way, if you are thinking “I’m not a good enough artist for this” then we REALLY need you to click on the button below!

And if you’re curious about this story of 344 people working together to move a barn and what in the world it has to do with foster care, click below:


Download drawing template and print it out!


Draw your picture using a BLACK SHARPIE
(please erase any pencil lines) and scan it as a PDF


Upload your completed drawing below and
complete the form!

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  • Accepted file types: pdf, jpg, Max. file size: 300 MB.