The Artist Who Loved Cats: The Inspiring Tale of Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen is a picture book biography of the artist who created the iconic Le Chat Noir cabaret posters in 19th-century Paris. More than that, it is a celebration of art, inspiration, and following your heart to create a life that you love.
This story opens in modern-day France, when a little girl named Antoinette notices a little bronze cat in the window of her favorite antique store, and begs the shopkeeper Monsieur Arvieux and his clever cat Noir to tell her all about the artist.
The Artist Who Loved Cats is a celebration of art, inspiration, and following your heart to create a life that you love. It's the perfect book for expanding children's knowledge of real life artists, teaching them to appreciate art and antiques, and supporting their creative spark! Art, music, and cats...and a Parisian setting -- c’est magnifique!
Watch the charming little video we did for Our Kickstarter campaign!
A Little Excerpt From The Book...
Meet (Young) Steinlen, Noir, M. Arvieux and Antoinette!
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Little House, Big Heart
The Big Adventures of Tiny House is a story about an old farmhouse that gets recycled into something new: TINY, a little house with a big heart – and WHEELS!
Yes, Tiny may be small, but he lives a BIG life. With the help of Big Truck, he travels thousands of miles across America, seeing the sights and attending the Tiny House Jamboree (yes, that's a real thing - and it's AWESOME!). Along the way, he and Big Truck make lots of new friends -- like Shiny (an Airstream), Waverly (the houseboat) and Buster (a converted school bus).
Come along and get to know Tiny as he explores the country and discovers the true meaning of home. Watch our Kickstarter video below to learn more about what inspired us to write this whimsical and heart-warming book. Thank you!
Excerpt from The Big Adventures of Tiny House
Once there was a farmhouse in a field of hay,
but while it lay sleeping, the acres gave way
to a bustling city whose glistening towers
edged out the farmhouse, the fields and flowers.
Clever hands salvaged the windows and doors,
recycled the wood from the walls and the floors.
Hoping to find a more neighborly view,
they picked up those pieces and built something new.
"...with some nails and a saw…
and a hammer with a claw…
A sweet little house, cozy and snug,
with a tiny front porch and a red braided rug,
a tuck-away table and a neat little nook
for writing a letter or reading a book."
LA Times Festival of Books was a Blast!
On April 22 and 23, Susan and I signed and sold books at the wonderful LA Times Festival of Books. We made so many new friends and said hello to lots of our old friends, too.