A group of musicians is traveling to a caf� for a surprise celebration. Press the buttons to hear them play their instruments . . . and join in with the whole band at the end to wish one little otter a very happy birthday! With a flute, guitar, violin, and piano, plus a rousing “big band” chorus and a splendid light-up birthday cake, this delightful little book makes the perfect birthday gift.
Jannie Ho was born in Hong Kong and raised in Philadelphia. She has a BFA in illustration from Parsons the New School. After working as a graphic designer and an art director, she decided that illustration was her true calling and now specializes in illustrating for the children’s market. Her work has appeared in both trade and educational books, magazines, toys, crafts, and digital media. She lives with her husband and daughter in Boston.
Nicola’s style is very character heavy, colourful and playful. She takes influence from old Disney concept art, mid-century modern style and nature. On her desk Nicola keeps a mechanical pencil, soft drawing pencils in Ink blue, Ivory black and Chocolate, a nib pen, Indian ink and stacks of cartridge paper. She sketches, scans her drawings into Photoshop where she colours and manipulates them using her Wacom tablet. (Bio via childrensillustrators.com/nslater/about)
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