Back-to-School Giveaway!

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!

Tools I Use to Collage

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

Introducing Another Book!

What do a little girl, an octopus, and scuba-clad fireflies like to do together? Help each other read, of course! I recently uncovered a story I wrote several years ago called, “The Octopus Who Liked to Read at Night.” The title will likely be changed to “Orly and Octopus,” but time will tell for sure! Either… Continue reading Introducing Another Book!

Responding to Reading Struggles

What to Do When a Word Stumps a Child Learning to read can be very frustrating for both the child doing the reading and the person to whom the child is reading. Here are a few suggestions for those times when a child is trying to read to you and hits a snag. 1. Give… Continue reading Responding to Reading Struggles