Children don't have to be afraid of going to bed, even if the bed is out to get you! Young Walter Foley finds out the hard way just what it means to battle with bedtime. This humorous tale is appropriate for children of all ages. Bryan Davis crafts a wonderful tale in rhyme and the color illustrations bring the story to life.
Beelzebed is not your typical bedtime story. In fact, it can seem quite scary at first. Yet children will want it read to them again and again so they can cheer on young Walter Foley as he does battle with his imaginary mischievous bed and conquers his fears. Like Walter, young readers will find comfort that the fears of the night are really nothing to worry about. They can sleep peacefully in their own friendly beds, knowing that they are safe and all is well.
About James Art Ville (Grants Pass, Oregon Author)
I create my artwork using digital illustration with a specialty for cartoons, comics, and anime art. Influenced by the television shows of my youth, I want my art to inspire young audiences in the same manner I was during my formative years. Cartoon art tells stories, features characters, uses vibrant colors, and motion effects to bring an otherwise static image to life. Geek culture is so strong these days, in part because of our fascination for the super, the other-worldly, and the hope that good always prevails.
It is my hope to create a movement of anime and cartoon type art. Growing up, I felt pressured to use my creativity to produce artwork using traditional media such as oils, acrylics, water color, etc. I felt as if though my cartoons were looked down upon, a childish hobby that would never amount to anything in my adult life.
As a published children’s book illustrator and graphic novelist, I encourage others to learn the value of their drawings, doodles, and sketches. Digital media like the computer, drawing tablets, and painting software don’t need to replace age-old mediums, but they certainly belong side by side as legitimate tools for artists to create, explore, and express themselves. Young artists should embrace their own styles and follow their dreams, so I hope to encourage aspiring artists to never give up in the face of criticism, self-doubt, and worst of all, comparing themselves to others. It would be a dream come true for the opportunity to share these things with others and let the world see my art, a huge part of my life, a glimpse into my heart.