Jun 17, 2013

Nalah and the Pink Tiger - book tour and review

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About Nalah and the Pink Tiger
Nalah and the Pink Tiger is a picture book by Anne Sawyer-Aitch. She drew inspiration for this story from her lively little niece, who lives so intensely in her imagination that grown-ups around her view her as a troublemaker. Things come to a head when – in addition to all the exotic animals that Nalah has “placed” in the house – a pink tiger “follows” her home from the zoo and creates havoc. The story also celebrates the joyful explosiveness of a child’s imagination. To illustrate the book, Anne developed a style which she calls illuminated iIllustration, featuring multiple layers and backlighting that create vibrant, textured pages.

My Review :
NALAH AND THE PINK TIGER sounded like a cute book so I asked if I could review it.  It is a cute story of a young girl who has a big imagination.  She gets into all sorts of trouble and blames it on the animals that only she can see.  Some of the things Nalah does is cute, but her family does not think so. 

The story itself is adorable and both of my girls liked it.  Personally I didn't care for the illustrations.  I thought they were a bit too cluttered and overwhelming at times, but my girls both absolutely loved each and every one.  Just goes to show that we all have different opinions, likes and dislikes!

About the Author :
Anne Sawyer-Aitch studied Commedia Dell’Arte and improvisational theater at Oberlin College, but graduated from University of Wisconsin, Madison with a B.A. in Latin American Studies and Creative Writing. She went on to study Creative Writing at the University of Arizona in the M.F.A. program. She has traveled and studied in Spain (the University of Granada), Mexico (Guadalajara and Oaxaca) and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Anne Sawyer Currently, Anne is a Minnesota State Arts Board Roster Artist and Puppeteer-At-Large. She creates her own shows under the name Magic Lantern Puppet Theatre. Under this banner, Anne has built five full-length color shadow shows, receiving funding from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council and a private foundation for her work. Her recent commissioned works include Shadows of the Floating World for the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and puppets for May Lee Yang’s Confessions of a Lazy Hmong Woman. She belongs to the Twin Cities Puppeteers Guild and to the all women’s stilting group Chicks on Sticks. Anne wrote, produced, and directed her multi-media play, Children and Other Optical Illusions at Open Eye Figure Theatre in June of 2011.
Anne has also worked with In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theater, Barebones Productions, Three Legged Race, Steppingstone Theatre, Artstart, Galumph Interactive Theatre, Gustavus Adolphus College, and Open Eye Figure Theatre.

In addition to Metropolitan Regional Arts Council grants, she has received the Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant, the Puppeteers of America Endowment Grant, the Center for Arts Criticism grant, and the Jerome Foundation Travel/Study Award. She also worked for a time as an English and Spanish instructor.
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