Rachel and Sammy Learn to Conserve by Jannifer Powelson and illustrated by Kalpart.

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Rachel and Sammy Learn to Conserve” is a children’s book in the ‘Rachel Raccoon and Sammy Skunk Series’, and is written by Jannifer Powelson and illustrated by Kalpart. It is the last day of school before summer vacation and the students have one last presentation to do after lunchtime before they are free for summer. Rachel, Sammy and the other students in their science class present their final conservation projects. Before Rachel presents her project on trees, Continue reading Rachel and Sammy Learn to Conserve by Jannifer Powelson and illustrated by Kalpart.

Sammi’s Coat: The Adventures of Sammi Snake by Glenn A Trevethan.

Children Book Illustration
Children Book Illustration

Sammi’s Coat: The Adventures of Sammi Snake by Glenn A Trevethan.

After a relaxing nap high in the forest canopy, Sammi Snake discovers that he has lost his coat! Join Sammi and his good friend Kirsty Koala as they search high and low in the wattle tree forest for Sammi’s missing coat. Along the way they encounter a wily crocodile named Clarence who offers to help, but intends to have them for dinner! Continue reading Sammi’s Coat: The Adventures of Sammi Snake by Glenn A Trevethan.

Children’s Literary Classics Seal of Approval

Children's Literary Classics Seal of Approval
Children’s Literary Classics Seal of Approval

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Children’s Literary Classics is pleased to announce that the children’s picture book, My Fingerpaint Masterpiece, by Sherrill S. Cannon, has been selected to receive the Children’s Literary Classics Seal of Approval. The CLC Seal of Approval is a designation reserved for those books which uphold the rigorous criteria set forth by the Children’s Literary Classics review committee, a team comprised of individuals with backgrounds in publishing, editing, writing, illustration and graphic design.

My Fingerpaint Masterpiece is the story of a child whose fingerpainting project gets blown away by the wind. To the child’s dismay, the painting finds its way to an art gallery where it ends up being judged along with the other paintings in a show.

Sherrill S. Cannon has created a picture book in rhyme which explores the concept of
art and its value and perception to others. My Fingerpaint Masterpiece is a multifaceted
book with several underlying messages including the importance of seeking and speaking
the truth.

This book would make an excellent classroom or library book and will provide excellent
opportunities for open discussion. Children’s Literary Classics, an organization dedicated to furthering excellence in children’s literature, takes great pride in its role to help promote classic children’s literature which appeals to youth, while educating and encouraging positive values in the impressionable young minds of future generations. To learn more about Children’s Literary Classics, you may visit their website at www.clcawards.org or
www.childrensliteraryclassics.com

Christmas Day

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Christmas Book, Illustrations

Christmas day, celebrated on 25th of December as a birth anniversary of Jesus Christ. It’s a religious and secular ceremony celebrated in all over the world. The Christmas traditions vary from country to country. However planting the Christmas tree, hanging Advent wreaths, candy canes, making Nativity scenes, etc. are the common elements.

Before the Christmas, Christmas Eve is celebrated on 24th of December as it is traditionally believed that the Jesus Christ was born at night. On the Christmas Eve, the family members and friends gather to have Midnight mass, special meal, Christmas music and carols, the exchange of gifts and greeting cards and also to enjoy the Christmas lights, trees and other decorations. Continue reading Christmas Day

How the Raccoon Got its Mask

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How the Raccoon Got its Mask

Tina is a very curious little girl who asks her mother how the raccoon got its mask. Tina’s mother tells her to go to a nearby pond and ask the first raccoon she comes across. Amazingly, Mr. Raccoon pops his head up and responds to Tina with a fantastic story that solves the mystery! In the delightful and entertaining tale, How the Raccoon Got its Mask, readers, young and old, will follow Mr. Raccoon’s engaging story so very well illustrated with anticipation and wonder.

Family Caricatures for Scrapbook

Kalpart-CaricaturesLast week, I got an email with a request for 6 different caricatures in different poses, all showing the characteristics of each person that was not captured as a photo. These caricatures were all used to add in the family scrapbook, that was to be shared on the family gathering. What a lovely idea. The family had a lovely time going through the book.

Halloween and cartoons, caricatures and illustrations for kids and adults

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Illustrated Halloween Party

The Halloween festival includes the lighting of bonfires, attending costume parties, carving pumpkins into jack-o-lanterns, visiting haunted house attraction, playing pranks, trick-or-treat, apple bobbing, etc. The costume is the main attraction in these celebrations as all the people including the children are dressed up as vampires, monsters, ghosts, skeletons, witches, and devils. This was due to another belief that if they appeared scary than they may scare away all the evil roaming around them. All the activities performed on the Halloween have their own stories of how it was started or why was it performed. Continue reading Halloween and cartoons, caricatures and illustrations for kids and adults

Funny Caricatures — Adding Humor and Laughter to Your Life

Funny Caricatures — Adding Humor and Laughter to Your Life

Caricatures have been a part of culture in many countries and have helped build consciousness on issues, express social opinions and spawned revolutions. Personality, lifestyle, hobbies, special moments, achievements, favorite, colors, hair styles, and many other facets of one’s life can be reflected in a Caricature Drawing.

Caricatures have probably influenced your opinions and viewpoints in many ways you never even realized. From the silent statues to the loud Cartoon Caricatures, from the normal to the abnormal to the absolutely bizarre, is a microcosm of the human race. Color Caricatures have certainly evolved from the early days when they first became popular centuries ago, but they still serve the same worthy cause of eliciting a response and drawing attention.

Caricatures are perfect gifting option for those deserving special recognition on any occasion such as anniversaries, birthdays, and weddings, retirees. Wedding Caricature are a wonderful way for you to show your appreciation and caring for the newly wed couple. Kalpart.com, the inimitable online gift store helps you find Caricatures of Famous People, Celebrity Caricature, Funny Caricature, Black and White Caricature, Car Caricature, unique gift ideas and much more at affordable prices too!

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funny caricature

Children and bedtime stories

Bedtime stories for children - illustrated by Kalpart
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The bedtime stories are a ritual which is followed generation to generation to prepare a child to sleep. When there were no books available as bedtime stories, the parent or the guardian used to create their own stories which would inspire the child to prepare for the life’s events. Bedtime stories were a powerful medium which helped the child to build up a character helping him/her to face the real world.

Bedtime stories can help imbibe the good manners and habits; it plays an important role in the child’s life and it has been proved by the researchers. The researchers have discovered that bedtime stories nourish the child to enhance his vision, ideas and reading ability. It is very important how the bedtime stories are read or narrated to a child. The well written, narrated and illustrated children book can enhance the child’s interest in the story and the books and it will inculcate a habit of reading information from any time of books. The bedtime stories include many different characters such as animals, birds, etc. and if the reader expresses and conveys these characters by hand signs and symbolic actions, along with the suitable expressions, it can help the child get engrossed in the story, and can help these different characters/animals very easily. It also develops their vocabulary as well as the pronunciation skills by observing the storytellers. Bedtime stories have also been able to help parents, guardians or grandparents to develop a strong bond with their children and grandchildren. Continue reading Children and bedtime stories

Kalpart Illustrations Wins Reader’s Favorite Award-2014

Children book Illustration AwardReader’s Favorite Illustrations award for 2014 received by My Fingerpaint Masterpiece, illustrated by Kalpart. Written by Sherrill S. Cannon.

New this year is the the Readers’ Favorite Illustration Award recognizes books with quality illustrations. Entries are judged by Mark Wayne Adams, a multiple award-winning illustrator who is a former Disney artist and is currently the CEO of an illustration and publishing company and the president of the Florida Authors and Publishers Association.

The title – My Fingerpaint Masterpiece was reviewed by Bil Howard at Readers’ Favorite for Illustrations as below.
Beauty certainly is in the eye of the beholder and nothing illustrates that truth better than My Fingerpaint Masterpiece written by Sherrill S. Cannon and illustrated by Kalpart. When a child is interrupted from a fingerpainting of his dog while at school, it is the start of a chain of events that leads one to wonder exactly how people determine what art becomes a masterpiece. On the way home, the child’s painting is blown out of his hands and lands in an art shop. It is then accidentally entered into an art contest and after the judges turn it in every direction, they decide that it is the winning entry. Disgusted with the outcome and the way that everyone is attempting to discover the deep meaning of his painting, the child tries to get everyone’s attention, but no one will believe him.

Sherrill S. Cannon and Kalpart have created a delightful story that actually gets right to the heart of what I think about some of the “masterpieces” that I have seen. My Fingerpaint Masterpiece expresses a truth about abstract art that few would ever admit. Splash several different colors on a canvas and anyone who is an “official critic” with enough imagination to make it into something will determine that it is a masterpiece. The colorful interpretation of the story by the illustrator of this story far exceeds many of the “masterpieces” in the modern art world in my opinion. Funny, colorful and brilliant, My Fingerpaint Masterpiece will put a satisfied smile on your face as you consider how silly some people can be about art. Continue reading Kalpart Illustrations Wins Reader’s Favorite Award-2014