Here at Oopsy daisy, Fine Art For Kids, we count ourselves very fortunate to be able to work with so many creative and talented artists. They don’t only create amazing work for Oopsy daisy, they branch out into all sorts of unique projects like teaching, crafting, and releasing books! Whenever we hear of another one of our artists’ successes, we just can’t wait to share it with the world. So without further ado, we are pleased to announce the release of “Gerry the Giraffe”, the newest e-book by Melissa Northway and illustrated by our own Jennifer Mercede.
You might recognize Jennifer’s illustrations by her signature style of mark-making, vibrant colors, and emphasis on animals and the outdoors. Her personalized growth chart “Grow” has been a favorite for parents since its introduction by Oopsy daisy, and her children’s night lights, kid’s canvas wall art, and fabric wall decals continue to be top sellers for parents looking for unique wall art solutions for their children’s rooms.
Jennifer carries her astonishing illustrations to “Gerry the Giraffe”, which even includes a few animated features to delight your little readers! Here’s a quick review by us for the “Gerry the Giraffe” e-book release:
No matter your age, you are sure to be inspired by “Gerry the Giraffe”, a refreshing new take on the quintessential American dream through the eyes of a hardworking young giraffe. Gerry strives for excellence by working hard and with patience, dedication, and self-discipline, he is able to surpass his goal! Children and adults alike can relate to his struggles of working towards something even when it’s difficult. Haven’t we all felt this way before?
“Some days it was hard getting up so early. He just wanted to pull his blanket over his head and go back to sleep. But, to be his best, he had to work hard.”
Along with its easily relatable situations appropriate for all ages, “Gerry the Giraffe” is also chock full of fantastic art and animations. Readers will squeal with delight as they find hidden messages and quirky phrases scattered among the illustrations. In artist Jennifer Mercede’s signature style, bold marks and color-filled pages exude a cozy familiarity for children while wowing parents with their elegance and layered qualities.
As an added bonus, the final pages are filled with fun facts about giraffes, Africa, and multiple discussion topics to get your children or pupils thinking critically about how to apply the principles explored in the book. No doubt the world would be a better place if more children (and adults) followed Gerry’s example of turning negative situations into positives through good sportsmanship, long-term dedication, and willingness to test one’s limits. A must-have for any e-book library.
If you are searching for a fun, whimsical, original, and educational new story to read your children, we officially recommend “Gerry the Giraffe”. It’s available on iTunes and is currently available for iPads iOS 4.3 or higher. We hope you enjoy the story, learning about giraffes and their habitat, and the amazing illustrations by Jennifer Mercede!