Tuesday, November 17, 2020
THE SEA SWALLOW
A lonely fisherwoman named Lia rescues a young sea swallow from the surf. She nurses the bird back to health but is saddened when the bird flies away.
Then one day a large egg washes up upon the shore. It contains an unexpected surprise that will change Lia's life forevermore.
This lyrical tale is fully illustrated with charcoal drawings. It is a 6" x 9" softbound 34-page book suitable for Grades K to 5. Price: $7 plus $3 shipping. Ask about seasonal and quantity discounts. Sandraugriffin@gmail.com
MY FIRST ABC COLORING AND DRAWING BOOK
The first version of this book was spiral-bound for my oldest grandson Julian when he was a toddler. (He's eleven now). This new version includes very simple drawing ideas appropriate for toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergartners.
The very youngest of artists can color the bold line drawings, learn the shapes and sounds of the letters of the alphabet AND try their hand at drawing simple pictures.
This softbound 8.5" x 11" book has 52 pages of coloring and drawing fun. It is designed to delight children ages 1 to 5. Price: $10 plus $3 for shipping. Ask about seasonal and quantity discounts. Sandraugriffin@gmail.com
Monday, November 16, 2020
A baby tumbles out of a wagon, deep in a forgotten forest. A tall sweet oak decides to raise the child as her own, and so THE TREELING grows into a girl who thinks that she is a tree.
Years go by, until one day THE TREELING is discovered by a wandering boy. Now she must decide whether to uproot her feet and follow the boy into a new --human-- life.This imaginative tale, fully illustrated in pencil, is 32 pages in length. It is 8.5" x 11" and softbound. Grades: K to 5. Price: $10 plus $3 shipping. Ask about seasonal and quantity discounts. Sandraugriffin@gmail.com
I LOVE YOU LIKE A RAINBOW
A love poem for all ages, fully illustrated with colored pencils.
Gentle and poetic expressions of loving thoughts, to be read from parent to child, or shared by one caring soul to another. Appropriate for any age, I LOVE YOU LIKE A RAINBOW is a 7.5" x 7.5" 28-page softbound book. Price: $7 plus $3 shipping. Ask about seasonal and quantity discounts. Sandraugriffin@gmail.com
THE ADVENTURES OF MARSHELA MOUSE
Marshela Mouse has never left her snug home in the corner of the chicken house. One morning, however, she bravely makes her way out into the busy sunlit world of the barnyard. Here she finds more excitement than she bargained for: an angry rooster, a curious girl-child, a warmhearted pig, and a menacing cat.
Young readers will find 48 pages of exciting farmyard adventures in this softbound 8.5" x 11" storybook. Every page is illustrated in pen and ink with color washes. Grades: Pre-K to 4. Price: $10 plus $3 shipping. Ask about seasonal and quantity discounts. Sandraugriffin@gmail.com
THE GARDENCHILDREN AND OTHER STORIES
This is a collection of seven fully-illustrated short stories for children: The Gardenchildren, The Quiet Boy and the Monster of the Jungle, The Prince of the Moon, Out on Loan, The Marble Walkingstick, The Skychild, and Beyond the City Walls.
These tales will take young readers (or listeners) to faraway lands where children grow in gardens, hatch from cocoons, ride monsters through the jungle, and dance upon the moon.
This softbound 8.5" x 11" book has 70 colored pencil illustrations. Grades: Pre-K to 4. Price: $10 plus $3 shipping. Ask about seasonal and quantity discounts. Sandraugriffin@gmail.com
A TO ZOOM: An ABC Coloring Book About Transportation
Autos and bicycles, dump trucks and motorcycles, taxis and buses and wagons, oh my! They all make their way across the pages of this coloring books, all in alphabetic order, and all piloted by children whose names correspond with the letter shown on each page.
Children are fascinated with "things that go" and they will be eager to read and color the pages of this 28 page softbound book. It is 7.5" by 7.5" and has a line drawing on every page. Grades: Pre-K to 2. Price: $7 plus $3 shipping. Ask about seasonal and quantity discounts. Sandraugriffin@gmail.com
RHYME, RHYME, ONE MORE TIME
RHYME, RHYME, ONE MORE TIME: 175 Very Short! Very Fun! Poems is guaranteed to contain exactly what its cover promises.
As a child I would join my friends in chanting, "Car, car, C, A, R! Stick your head in a jelly jar!" at all the vehicles that dared to motor down Marshall Place and interrupt our street games. As an adult, I've used this same simple rhyming structure to create 175 original poems.
Some are joyful, some are poignant, some are downright silly. All are designed to bring smiles to young readers, and to do the same for young listeners during laptime or bedtime.
This 8.5" x 11" softbound book has 38 pages of Very Short! Very Fun! poems. Each poem is fully illustrated in colored inks and wash. Grades: Pre-K to 5. Price $10 plus $3 shipping. Ask about seasonal and quantity discounts. Sandraugriffin@gmail.com
THE SEED: Another Original "Fun Art" Storybook to Color
THE SEED is a delightful cumulative tale that turns cause-and-effects into engaging coloring fun for young children.
This fast-moving story includes a girl and a boy, a seed, a plant, a caterpillar, a butterfly, a leaping fish, a hungry frog, two birds, one surprised squirrel, an unlucky lizard, a startled mouse, four rabbits, a quacking duck, and (of course) a dancing dog.
All of this action is packed into 34 pages of hand-lettered text and ready-to-color illustrations. This 7.5" x 7.5" softbound book is perfect for ages 3 to 8 (PreK to Grade 3). Price: $7 plus $3 shipping. Ask about seasonal and quantity discounts. Sandraugriffin@gmail.com
LEGACY: A Compilation of Intriguing Truths In Story Form
What do you get when you mix cosmology and mythology and metaphysics with evolution, personal philosophy and spirituality? In my case, the result was LEGACY.
Originally conceived as part of the Sketchbook Project currently underway at the Brooklyn Art Library, I decided that LEGACY needed a wider audience.
LEGACY is a unique creation myth that covers the smallest particles to the largest life forms in our ever-changing ever-conscious universe.
This 8.5" x 11" book has 32 pages of detailed full-color illustrations. It was both drawn and hand-lettered in colored inks. It is appropriate for teens and adults who like to ask and answer Big Questions about our existence in this quirky creative universe that is our home. Price: $10 plus $3 shipping. Ask about seasonal and quantity discounts. Sandraugriffin@gmail.com.
BRISTOL AND QUINN
Introducing BRISTOL AND QUINN, my first Original "Fun Art" Storybook to Color!
BRISTOL AND QUINN is both a love story and an anti-war tale. Children of all ages will delight in the courtship of Bristol the bricklayer and Quinn the seamstress, who fall in love despite living in warring countries.
This 8.5" x 11" book has 34 pages (including 16 bold black-and-white and ready-to-color images). Inspired by Medieval artworks, the illustrations are drawn from my Not War series (see www.artworkforpeace.com). Grades: PreK to 6. Price: $10 plus $3 shipping. Ask about seasonal and quantity discounts. Sandraugriffin@gmail.com
First published in 1989 by Walker & Co., EARTH CIRCLES went out of print last year (2019).
EARTH CIRCLES is a celebration of the cycles of nature, as discovered by a mother and daughter walking through their rural environs on a Spring day. They pass an orchard, cross a stream, and venture to the top of a hill, just in time for a sunset and a moonrise.