Merry Menagerie – Animal Antics from A to Z
Moms and dads, grandmas and grandpas treasure the sweet times of sitting and reading with their beloved toddler or preschooler. The stack of favorite books lies close at hand. Read it again, please! is often heard. Merry Menagerie Animal Antics from A to Z will make it to that favorite pile of books to be read again and again. Artist Angie Pickman has written a delightful alphabet book with animals from armadillo to zebra frolicking and playing across the pages. Illustrating the silly capers of the animals are visually stunning graphics. The original artwork is cut from paper with charming detail engaging and delighting young readers and adults alike. Renowned for using the centuries-old art of paper cutting, Angie introduces early learners to the alphabet. Merry Menagerie is a collection of whimsical illustrations designed to teach the alphabet. The bold graphics and simple format are perfect for toddlers to discover and learn basic alphabetical concepts, while the stylish visuals are attractive and interesting for audiences of all ages. Its timeless style will make this book enjoyable for generations to come. Merry Menagerie is a way for admirers of Angie's art to acquire a whole collection of her work in one beautifully printed book.
About Angie Pickman (Kansas City, Missouri & Kansas Author)
Angie Pickman, Lawrence, KS, is a nationally recognized cut paper artist that combines the art of traditional paper cutting with collage to create intricately detailed works of art and animations. She received her master’s degree from Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, which is where she first learned of the art of silhouette animation artist Lotte Reiniger (1899 – 1981). Her love of nature and the tranquility of the rural terrain, as well as Reiniger’s style and technique, inspired Pickman to set off on the artistic path that she continues today. Her work has been featured in Midwest Living and Martha Stewart Living magazines, and her animation work was featured in Daughters of the Forest, a PBS documentary, in the summer of 2016. Her first children’s book, Merry Menagerie: Animal Antics from A to Z was released in July, 2018, by Ascend Books.