Sunday Story Time: Patchwork Helps a Friend by Jacqueline Schmidt & U Is for Underwear by Jesse Levison

Sunday Story Time: Patchwork Helps a Friend by Jacqueline Schmidt & U Is for Underwear by Jesse Levison

Sunday Oct 26, 2014
11:30 am - 12:00 pm

POWERHOUSE on 8th [Park Slope]
1111 8th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Ages 3-7


For more information, please call 718.666.3049 x102

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POW! authors Jacqueline Schmidt and Jesse Levison join Miss Emma this Sunday to read from their hilarious and beautiful books. Don’t miss this special joint-author event!

About Patchwork Helps a Friend:

Never underestimate the power of good friends! Patchwork, a colorfully quilted stuffed bear, sets forth on a quirky journey and enlists the help of his wildly eclectic bunch of buddies including a great blue whale, a mama-loving llama, and a gracious narwhal to help him repair his best pal, a raggedy bear named Fred.

Patchwork Helps a Friend is the debut picture book from artist and designer Jacqueline Schmidt of Screech Owl Design. Schmidt’s charming illustrations bring to life the endearing tale written by Gail Greiner. As this imaginative story unfolds, we learn that anything can be accomplished with the help of trusted friends.

This sweetly illustrated story celebrates the value of friendship and the love of a good adventure while including always-captivating children’s book staples like talking animals, surprises, and even some dancing! For those who fell in love with Laura Vaccaro Seeger’s Dog and Bear, Patchwork Helps a Friend is a no-brainer must-have that promises to be read aloud over and over again!

Patchwork Helps a Friend is the introductory book in the series, Patchwork’s Adventures, taking youthful readers (ages 3 to 7) on highly visual, emotionally-driven adventures led by the oh-so loveable stuffed bear and his menagerie of animal comrades.

About U Is for Underwear:

Artist and printmaker Jesse Levison brings style to the alphabet in U is for Underwear. Toddlers will keep turning the pages of this chunky board book featuring simple, vibrant, and graphic illustrations. Imbuing everyday objects with a sense of wonder, the bold artwork makes a perfect introduction to the ABCs for young pre-readers who can trace the letters with a finger and begin to understand the symbolic representation that underlies reading and writing.

Parents can begin to develop literacy in even very young children by exposing them to the letters of the alphabet, making U is for Underwear a fun and easy tool for imprinting little brains. Pleasing to the eye for both kids and adults, Jesse’s retro sensibility and witty simplicity makes this a potential cross-over title for their little learners—or at least a great gift for style-conscious parents.

About the Authors: 

Jacqueline Schmidt is the illustrator behind Screech Owl Design; her immediately recognizable style has made her whimsical depictions of natural and urban imagery (birds on bicycles is a recurring motif) popular as stationery, prints, and textiles at retailers such as Anthropologie, Papyrus, and more. She has an MFA in creative arts therapy and early childhood development and is the former creative director for Moomah. Jacqueline grew up in New York City, and now makes her home in Brooklyn, NY with her beloved husband, son, and cat.

Jesse Levison is an artist and screen-print maker based in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. She is the creative force behind Gold Teeth Brooklyn, which makes stationery, prints, and jewelry sold nationwide at chains including Anthropologie, and hundreds of independent stockists, as well as in Canada, the UK, and Australia. Jesse’s cards, jewelry, and objects, which render archetypal forms through vibrant, playful design, bring a sense of wonder and renewal to the everyday. Gold Teeth Brooklyn is known for its thoughtful palettes, hand-torn paper, and small batch runs. Born and raised in Miami, Florida, Jesse is influenced by the bold colors and tropical landscapes of south Florida while also drawing inspiration from Americana and the northern winters of New York.


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