Children's book author and illustrator visits Pinwheel Kids on June 4
On June 4, Cleveland author Lindsay Ward returns to Pinwheel Kids, at 3469 Fairmount Blvd., with her sixth and latest book, The Importance of Being 3. As parents know, age 3 is a very big year. Ward’s book follows three friends as they learn new things in threes—from triangles to tricycles.
According to Ward, "The idea for this book came from a project I was given while I was applying to graduate school. We were given three prompts, one of which was actually the number three. Although The Importance of Being 3 is different from my original concept, I would never have created the book had it not been for that initial idea. From there the book developed into the concept of what it’s like to be a certain age, the type of milestones associated with that age, as well as the challenges. I’ve always been interested in patterns, and loved the idea of merging being 3-years-old and things that come in threes."
Ward's picture books incorporate collages made from her collection of vintage, found and recycled paper. She creates her illustrations the old-fashioned way, layering paper, drawings and watercolor wash by hand.
Visitors to Pinwheel Kids on Saturday June 4, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. can have books signed, listen to a story or two from the author, and enter a choose-your-prize raffle.
Janet Nelson is the owner of Pinwheel Kids.