Author and artist Amy Fell will host a launch party for her new children’s book, “Two Terrible Eaters” Sunday, July 8, from 3 to 5 p.m. at Common Space Auditorium, 1700 N. Reynolds Rd., Toledo.
Fell taught elementary and middle school art in Northwood for 14 years and was named Northwest Ohio Outstanding Art Teacher 1993. She also taught art to children at many local art institutions in the Toledo area on weekends and during the summer.
“Two Terrible Eaters” is a humorous, illustrated story for primary readers about two royal children who won’t eat anything but peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, even when they are presented with food prepared by the best chefs from around the world. Readers will learn how the children, with the help of the chefs, finally decide to eat something new. The book includes enrichment activities for parents and teachers.
As a child growing up in Lake Township, Amy (Siewert) loved to make up stories and draw pictures. She has used her talents as an elementary art teacher, an artist and writer to create the humorous story about two picky eaters.
During her years teaching art in Northwood Schools, she incorporated reading and writing ideas into art lessons for her students. She also used stories she wrote and other authors’ books as springboards for project ideas in her classroom, summer camps and art classes she taught at a local regional arts center.
Fell continued this idea by creating Kid’s Feedback Magazine for her master’s thesis. The magazine was designed as a creative tool to promote reading, writing and criticism across the curriculum.
It was the inspiration for ARTaFacts Magazine, a publication about the world of art for elementary and secondary students for which Amy has been the editor and publisher from 1996 to the present.
The launch party is free and open to the public and will include book signing, prizes, art activities entertainment and refreshments.
The book will be available the event, or may be purchased at lulu.com, at amazon.com and at the Silver Lining Gallery in Waterville.
Amy is currently creating her own artwork with paper and fabrics and has exhibited in local art shows and galleries. Her work can be found on Facebook.com and at www.artafactsmagazine.com.
Former Northwood art teacher Amy fell will hold a launch party for her book “Two Terrible Eaters” July 8 at Common Space in Toledo.