The Children’s Book Review
Published: September 23, 2013
From the creators of RIP SQUEAK® comes Animals Make Me Smile, an alphabet book with illustrations by Leonard Filgate and text by Susan Yost Filgate. Fans of the RIP SQUEAK® books by the Filgates will recognize the warmth, whimsy and the anthropomorphic qualities of the animals that make up the 26 letters in this book. The text on every page reinforces the use of each letter in words. Although created for preschoolers, this book can be enjoyed by any age that loves the alphabet, animals, and illustrator Leonard Filgate’s endearing art.
One purchaser made the following comment:
“I got my paperback copy of AMMS yesterday—it is lovely. . . Congrats to the Filgates and to all those set to enjoy Leonard’s whimsical illustrations and Susan’s warm and endearing words.“
⁓ Paul Ennis, iCelebrateReading.com
About the Illustrator and Author
Leonard Filgate is an artist and illustrator who is best known for his series of illustrations and children’s books based on the mouse known as RIP SQUEAK® which he and his wife, author Susan Yost Filgate created in 1997. Over 500,000 of their books and numerous originals and print editions of Leonard’s art have sold worldwide.
Leonard is a native of San Francisco, California and is a self-taught artist and illustrator who has been honored as featured illustrator for the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books and with a solo exhibition at the Delaware Art Museum in Wilmington, Delaware, among numerous other honors. He was inducted as a member of the New York Society of Illustrators in 2006.
Susan has a degree in art & museum education from Pennsylvania State University and currently works as education coordinator at the Fresno Art Museum in Fresno, California. She also works as a graphic and book designer and has been in the art and book publishing industry since 1999.
Go to www.FilgateART.com for more information on the Filgates and their art and books and to see a few sample pages from Animals Make Me Smile. You may find this new book by the Filgates on CreateSpace.com , Amazon, and other outlets.
Contact the publisher at: books@FilgateART.com
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