Voight, who has painted canvases and murals for businesses around Fort Worth, spent eight weeks sketching and painting the illustrations. “I love all of them,” she said. “The Majestic Theatre was probably the most challenging.”
“Goodnight San Antonio” is written in short, early-reader-friendly verses with one page in Spanish. The last six pages contain descriptions of each subject that is included in the book
“San Antonio was harder to write than Fort Worth because of all the long words,” Voight said. “That’s why we kept the pages simple and put the information in the back.”
Drez said her children, ages 7, 10 and 12, have been to San Antonio often and are thrilled with the book.
“They love SeaWorld, the Witte and the River Walk,” she said. “Hopefully they are looking at everything a little bit differently when they go visit these places.”
“Goodnight San Antonio” is available for $17.95 at Bric Brac ‘n Brass, Cribs & Kids, Toy Zone, Viva! Booktore, The Twig Book Shop at Pearl and some of the locations highlighted in the book — Casa Rio, Kiddie Park, the Guenther House, the Witte Museum and the McNay Art Museum.
“I love it, it’s so Viva!,” said Carla Pineda, Viva! Bookstore’s assistant manager.
Voight is ready to get started on a third “Goodnight” book; Drez isn’t sure quite yet. “It’s so fun, but it’s a lot of work,” she said. So, until further notice, folks in Austin, Dallas and Houston will just have to wish their cities a good night the old-fashioned way.