This brand new collection celebrates the joys of poetry and love of animals for children of all ages. From anteater to vulture, limerick to free verse, and water color to digital drawing, An Assortment of Animals is an all-encompassing introduction to a diverse variety of animals, poetry, and illustration techniques for the young reader and artist.
Undiscovered poets' and illustrators' work sits side by side with never-before-seen work of accomplish authors and artists like Jane Yolen, Josh Funk, and Brian Lies. Poetry is a compelling way for children to experience the art of storytelling through word and art. This anthology takes the reader on a journey from funny to poignant, wistful to thrilling, imaginative to realistic. Through over twenty authors and illustrators, discover new wonders in this joyous collection.
About the Author
Heather Kelly explores the fabric of the universe through writing MG, YA, and everything in between. She is the Founder and Director of the Writers' Loft in Sherborn, MA and helped run the NESCBWI conference for kidlit writers in western MA for years. Heather thrives on collaboration, creativeness, and community.
Doreen Buchinski is the book designer as well as a contributing illustrator for An Assortment of Animals: A Children's Poetry Anthology. In her illustrations, she combined pencil with digital painting. Doreen has a degree in graphic design. In addition, Doreen worked as a part-time library assistant for many years-her experience has been a combination of two of her favorite things: art and books. Cape Cod beach scenes, the conservation land surrounding her home, and all kinds of animals influence her drawings. Her corgi, who was a beloved family pet for 14 years, has been a great source of inspiration in her work. Doreen, her husband, and their adult children all live in Massachusetts. You can see more of Doreen's artwork at: www.doreenbuchinski.com.