Wild Bios: Frida Catlo (Board book)
Frida Catlo was one purr-fect painter!
Meet one of history’s greatest figures in this adorable board book with an animal twist! Famous Meowxican painter Frida Catlo was a pioneer for female artists. She always painted from the heart, even in the face of health problems and personal struggles. With hilarious puns and colorful illustrations, this book brings Frida’s legacy to life for babies and parents alike!
2019 National Parenting Product Award Winner
About the Author
Born in Columbus in 1991, Lindsay Dale-Scott made her mark on the illustration industry after encouragement from both parents to pursue a creative career. While studying graphic design and illustration at Columbus College of Art and Design, she earned an award for her advertising campaign for the sloth sanctuary (she loves sloths!) of Costa Rica. She gained local, regional, and national recognition with the American Advertising Awards, "The Addy’s." Lindsay describes her work as whimsical with a soft, sophisticated touch, drawing inspiration from classic Disney artist Mary Blair. Vintage posters, folk and fairy tales, and things that are a bit quirky also inspire her. She currently resides in Cleveland with her husband, two bunnies Sam and Pepper, a teddy bear named Toby, and a long-haired Dachshund named Violet. She enjoys living outside the city but is always keen to make trips into the city and other towns for inspiration.
Courtney Acampora holds a B.A. in art history from San Diego State University and a M.A. from the University of Arizona. Currently working in publishing, Courtney's lifelong love for both art and books fused together and gave her the opportunity to write and create engaging books for kids. Courtney lives in San Diego, California.
Maggie Fischer is originally from Oregon, but now lives in Seattle, Washington, after receiving her B.A. in English from Gonzaga University. The daughter of a children’s librarian, Maggie has grown up surrounded by books and feels impossibly lucky to write and edit books for kids. She spends her time trying not to get worried about the increasing number of crows in her backyard, petting her enormous cat, Finch, and drinking more coffee than is probably healthy.
At NAPPA Awards we truly feel that books are one of the best gifts we can share with our kids. That’s why we are so excited about a new series from Silver Dolphin Books. Wild Bios brings the iconic story of four historical figures to life with vivid illustrations and hilarious animal-themed puns in a board book perfect for babies and toddlers to enjoy with their parents. This series makes a terrific gift for new parents.
— NAPPA Awards Director Elena Epstein
I had such a BLAST with this book. This book is an oral history of a hugely-popular fictional rock band from the 70s--which, by the end of the book, you can hardly believe isn't a real band!! This book is so darn comfortable to sink into, and it’s so weirdly entertaining to watch this band have all of its meltdowns and successes, all its failures and triumphs. You get to know each of these characters and their quirks so well that by the time Daisy Jones and the Six are performing onstage, you feel like you're right there in the audience as a fan. You get to be part of all the moments that make a rock band go down in history… What a blast!!
Truly, the only problem I have with this book is that there isn't a Daisy Jones and the Six album to listen to along with it.....
(Adult Fiction) - reviewed by Isabel