Orly and Octopus’s world is jumping from imagination to print! Here are some minor elements from this upcoming book. More at https://saravidetto.com/in-the-works. #amwriting #kidlitart
For this year’s Multicultural Children’s Book Day, (more at #ReadYourWorld), I was given the pleasure of reviewing, “Goldy Luck and the Three Pandas” written by Natasha Yim and illustrated by Grace Zong. From the very first page, Ms. Yim’s words will have you smiling and Ms. Zong’s pictures will bring your smile to a chuckle or… Continue reading Goldy Luck and the Three Pandas #ChineseNewYear #ReadYourWorld #KidLit
Calling all Turtle fans! “Springtime with Turtle” is now well underway! When Bear and Turtle wake up from hibernating, Bear is devastated to find that his favorite berry bush is damaged. He is so sad. He loses control of his emotions and roars so loudly he even blows Wise Owl right over! Find out how… Continue reading 2nd Turtle Book!
My favorite part of being an Author/Illustrator is doing author events. Here are a few pictures! For current and past event flyers, visit www.saravidetto.com/author-visits.
How an animal hibernates or brumates depends on many things including what specific type of animal it is and the environment around it. For example, a box turtle living in an icy, cold forest will act differently in winter than a snapping turtle living in warm water. It also depends on how one defines hibernation.… Continue reading Turtles, Hibernation, Brumation and More!
An inquisitive student asked me how a book is made. Such a great question! I found this great video from Bookmobile who is the printer who prints “Turtle’s First Winter.” Follow the link below to view the video! http://www.bookmobile.com/book-produc…/short-run-hardcovers
Did you know Turtle loves yoga? It’s true! Word on the mat is The Peacock is his favorite pose. He’s looking forward to joining Bloom Yoga and Wellness at their 5th annual Eat, Shop & Om on October 27th. Until then, he’ll be around CT at these upcoming events: www.saravidetto.com/author-visits. More visits currently being scheduled as… Continue reading Turtle Loves Yoga!
Sharing Turtle has been even more wonderful than I imagined it would be! One of my favorite parts of last week’s story time was when a little lovebug came up in the middle of the reading and offered Turtle her cookie 😄 Can’t wait for today’s Book Launch and Story Time at The Norfolk Library… Continue reading Book Launch and a Story Time Today!
Share/Like/Retweet this post to be entered into a drawing for a free signed copy of Turtle’s First Winter: A Read and Find Storybook! Learn more about Turtle at www.saravidetto.com. Contest ends Friday, September 8, 2017 at 10am EST. Winner will be announced September 8th! One share/like/retweet equals one entry. Multiple entries allowed. Good luck! Can’t… Continue reading Back-to-School Giveaway!
I’m often asked how I create my illustrations. Quite simply, I collage photographs. I first create a silhouette of the object I wish to construct. Next, I cut up photographs mostly using an X-ACTO knife. I arrange the cutup pieces on the silhouette and glue pieces down one by one. I then scan finished objects into the… Continue reading Tools I Use to Collage