Our author and illustrator, Kathleen Arthur, was born and raised in the Deep South. She grew up in a home filled with love and laughter on a street named Hillsboro. It was there that she learned the art of humorous storytelling from grown-ups.
Her traditional book illustrations are rendered in acrylic on stretched canvas, while her images for our Pollywogs books are created digitally.
Kathleen and her family live in the Desert Southwest. When she's not making books, she enjoys playing the piano, cooking, and finding ways to make people smile.
September 14, 2020. You can find us online at the Virtual Orange County Children's Book Festival STORY AND ACTIVITY TIME. Details to follow!
March 14, 2020. Our show at Bookman's East in Tucson was a success. We enjoyed an afternoon of meeting and greeting book lovers and fellow authors.
March 14, 2020.
**CANCELLATION** The Tucson Festival of Books 2020 was cancelled to help curb the spread of COVID-19.
Our "Focused On Shapes" book is made for babies under one year of age. A baby's visual acuity is only 20/400 at one month of age, increasing to around 20/100 at six months of age. The pictures in most children's books are too detailed for babies, so we only included bold, high-contrast images with an emphasis on specific colors. There are no written words so that babies can zero-in on the images. Children with developmental disabilities may benefit from this book as well. It is pediatrician-approved, and has been laboratory tested to meet CPSC safety requirements.
"Focused On Shapes" is made with synthetic material that is nontoxic, waterproof, and tear-resistant. It may be hand washed with mild soap and water, and it should not be washed in the dishwasher or washing machine.
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