Jennifer PhillipsOmnific is a word that is typically defined as capable of creating or making anything. The word also happens to be part of the title of a new book by an Aberdeen author.

Omnificland is Jennifer Phillips’ first book, which was finished in April of this year. The story follows a girl named Iris, who is on a journey to discover her strengths and creativity. The book itself is larger than average, and that’s for a good reason – there’s plenty of space to draw and doodle in the margins and blank pages.

Her experience as an elementary school teacher helped her develop the story, as well as the accompanying workbook.

“I’ve always loved creating things,” Jennifer said. “I wanted to do something different. Kids are always told they can’t write in their books! But this book allows kids to create as they read.”

While the story is aimed at later elementary students, anyone can read along and enjoy the story. //—Annie Scott