09 Feb Read Across America Day
This FREE event features food, drinks, face painting, crafts, games, book readings, bounce house and a FREE book for each child (while supplies last)
Book reading by author Marti Skarupa
Look How Lovely!: ¡Mira qué lindo! is a bilingual (Spanish and English) children’s book written and illustrated by Marti Skarupa. It chronicles a nature outing of a young boy with his grandparents. They walk through forests, fields and grassy lands, and see butterflies and bees and birds. The grandparents exclaim their delight at all the beauties of nature and share their pleasure with their grandchild. Even the drops of rain that fall are things to be treasured and sometimes are even followed by a rainbow. The story is told in both English and Spanish, with separate pages and full-color illustrations for each translation, allowing readers to doubly enjoy the story.
Book reading by Andrea Studenc, the author and illustrator of the three books.
Hair Brain Jane, grew up in Latrobe, PA. She was the cartoonist for her High School newspaper, was involved in the art program , as well as taking numerous levels of Architectural Drawing classes. Even though she earned a BS degree in Environmental Science, she always returned to her love of creating art.
Andrea relocated to Hilton Head Island, SC. in 1983, is now married to her husband Scott, has a son, Brennen & a daughter ,Anzlee.
Her first book, Hair Brain Jane was published & printed in July of 2012. The second book, Beach Brain Jane was published & printed in July 2013. The third book, Oh No there is a Jingle in my Hair, was published & printed in December of 2014. This book placed Silver in the Best Children’s Seasonal books , earning The Feathered Quill Award, which is a National Award.
Studenc is currently working on her fourth book, which will also feature Hair Brain Jane. This book is a Children’s Story Cook Book with a unique twist . It will be a Scratch n Sniff book, so the reader will be able to smell the fun scents in the kitchen.
Book reading by Andy & Bernice Tate.