Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Upcoming Poetry book for Children

This fall Palimpsest will be publishing its first children's book. The Naming Book of Rascally Rhymes is an alphabetically ordered list of common names with whimsical descriptions of each child. Each poem is clever, silly, and a delight to read. Here you will find Abigail who has a face “that’s as sweet as an angel, but when she sings her song, it turns strangely bestial”and Ian who “ate worms and toads and rocks and snails a la mode.” These playful and lively rhymes, illustrated in full-colour by Sarah Preston-Bloor, will appeal to children and adults alike.

Jordan Troutt is a poet, critic, philosopher, craftsman and expert fly fisherman. A product of higher education, he enjoys low forms of humour, frequently speaking in rhymes and making up silly songs. It was serendipity that led him to write his first children’s book, and now he intends to keep publishing until he runs out of ideas. He lives in Southwestern Ontario with his family and many pets.

Sarah Preston-Bloor studied art at Cleveland College of Art and then gained a degree in Graphic Design, specializing in Illustration at the University of Teesside, Middlesbrough, UK. Sarah’s illustrations are painted in acrylic paints on watercolor paper. She loves to use rich colors and work with unusual compositions and perspectives. She is a member of the Association of Illustrators and teaches art and graphics at Turton Media Arts College, Bolton, UK. She lives in Manchester, England, with her husband, son, and their two cats, Oscar and Milo.