Wednesday, June 8, 2011
I was honored to be teamed up with Marianne Berkes, one of my favorite picture book authors today. She's a retired teacher and librarian who has turned her love of nature and teaching into writing. Marianne uses rhyming analogies about animals to give kids a different way to see how animals are related. . . bat is to flit as eagle is to soar; dog is to bark as lion is to roar. Comparisons include sounds, physical adaptations, behaviors, animals classes and are so fun, readers learn without even realizing it. Animals are to nature, as Animalogy is to fun!
My daughter, Andrea Brown produced the book trailer and did a great job. See Sylvan Dell Publishing's webpage for eBook preview, teaching activities, reviews and more.
Monday, June 6, 2011
I'm going to miss drawing cats, but on to the next project. Currently everything I'm working on is about animals. One picture book I'm illustrating is titled The Three Little Beavers, another fun project for Sylvan Dell Publishing. The other one is my first book as writer and illustrator. I'll have details and images coming shortly. All in all it's a nice way to spend my summer non-vacation.