Thursday, September 9, 2010
The SCBWI illustrators’ schmooze I belong to is full of talented artists! Two of them, Cathy June and Irina Mirskaya, have both illustrated books with multi-talented singer, songwriter and recording artist (and children’s book author!) Angela Russ-Ayon.
Cathy June illustrated the award-winning We Eat Food That’s Fresh. Her lively, bright pastels illustrate children picking fresh fruits and veggies and preparing food. The book is an entertaining introduction to good nutrition for young readers.
Irina Mirskaya has used jewel-toned colors in a batik technique (using an outlining resist) to illustrate We Love the Company, which makes table manners appealing to small children! She has also included border art incorporating images of healthy food.
Both books, which include companion CDs, combine fun with education…..and art!