Little Rhymes for Quiet Times by Charlotte Franck
Illustrated by Sheri Garvin
The client requested soft pictures to reflect the mood of her poems. These were hand rendered and then submitted to the publishing company who scanned them and also had control over the book size and typography (font type, size, and placement.) As the artist, I had control only over the original images.
The author and I have used these books to conduct workshops for ages 7-12 on writing and illustrating stories. The workshops were through schools, bookstores, and libraries.
This became the basis for a philanthropic endeavor called Squangles. We use illustrated poetry on products and posters to raise awareness and money for charitable organizations that benefit children and animals.