Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Carrie Hartman - The Mischievous Mom at the Art Gallery

The Mischievous Mom at the Art Gallery

illustrated by Carrie Hartman

Finally — a picture book for the Starbucks-armed, BlackBerry-checking, gym-going working mother. The high-octane duo of Rebecca Eckler and Erica Ehm have cooked up The Mischievous Mom at the Art Gallery, featuring a thoroughly modern mother who makes a point of including her two children in her always hectic life.

At five o’clock, when Mom gets home, everything changes for Jessie and Josh. Their mother is mischievous, curious, adventurous, and free-spirited. In The Mischievous Mom at the Art Gallery, Mom takes her children to a swanky art gallery party. Although Jessie and Josh thinkstanding around looking at art on a wall is B-O-R-I-N-G, they quickly learn otherwise. Nothing is ever really boring when Mom is around – especially when a “Do Not Enter – VIPs only!” sign beckons. Behind that door is a world of adventure just waiting to be discovered. Featuring bright and energetic artwork, The Mischievous Mom is for modern parents and their children — and for anyone who knows that not being afraid to think outside of the box can lead to the most memorable experiences of all!

Carrie Hartman graduated from the Minneapolis College of Art & Design with her degree in Illustration. Her illustration work includes: editorial, children’s books and book illustration, character development, advertising, posters, greeting cards, comic books, stationary, animation projects and murals.

Carrie has received several illustration awards from the Los Angeles Society of Illustrators,, the Association of Educational Publishers award for the best illustrated children’s book for the educational industry and recognition from the Educational Press Association.

Carrie is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and the Children’s Literature Network.

Carrie lives in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area. She has 1 amazing husband, 3 incredible children and 2 pretentious pets.

Red Balloon Bookstore
891 Grand Avenue
St. Paul, MN
May 29th 10:30am
Reading, Discussion, Signing