Melia is scientific and loves to create things in her backyard laboratory, but something is missing. Her inventions just aren’t quite right. Enter Jo, her new friend with an artistic spirit. When you add the arts to sciences, something magical happens! This whimsically illustrated picture book is the perfect introduction to the benefits of STEAM-focused curriculum.
Art and science, dancing and inventions combine in this cute story about friendship that quickly develops in place of some initial frustration following the well-known adage that two heads are better than one. The illustrations are cute, spunky and a little child-like and perfectly complement the creative nature of the story.
Billy Aronson’s work in the theater includes the original concept/additional lyrics for the Broadway musical Rent. His plays have been published in 6 volumes of Best American Short Plays, and collected in Funny Shorts. TV writing credits include The Wonder Pets, Beavis and Butt-head, and Courage the Cowardly Dog. With artist Jennifer Oxley he created the PBS Kids show Peg + Cat, which has won Emmy Awards for music, design, writing, acting, and Best Animated Preschool Show. With wife Lisa Vogel he created their animated offspring Jake and Anna.
Jennifer Oxley was born in Hollywood, California, and caught the filmmaking bug early - she made her first film at the age of seven. Since then she has directed fifteen short films for Sesame Street, as well as the award-winning adaptation of Spike Lee and Tanya Lewis Lee’s children’s book, <i>Please, Baby, Please</i>. Her latest film, <i>The Music Box</i>, was acquired by The Museum of Modern Art for their permanent children’s film collection. Her work in children’s television includes directing and artistic credits. Jennifer won an Emmy award for her role as director on <i>Little Bill</i>, and she created the look and animation style of <i>The Wonder Pets</i>. Most recently Jennifer teamed up with Billy Aronson to create the hit PBS Kids animated series <i>Peg + Cat!</i>