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Maine Island puppy children’s ABC book in four languages

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Finally, a children’s book in four languages! Here is an example of some of the playful, educational pages in Clipper’s ABC’s, plus the front and back.

Adventure with Clipper, the adorable Maine island puppy, as he takes children into his world, while teaching them their ABC’s in English, French, Spanish, and Japanese. One painting leads into the next, as children follow bubbles throughout the book. This unique concept gives children continuity, as they discover other languages.

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Clipper’s ABC’s in four languages is also available as a 18 x 24 inch poster to put on any child’s wall. The bright playful puppy not only will help teach your child their ABC’s but he’ll also take them on a journey around the world by translating words from English to French, Spanish and Japanese.

The poster is only $18 including shipping and handling.

Any Maine school may have the poster free.

Any teacher purchasing 2 or more Clipper Books can receive a free poster!

It also comes framed in oak for $42 plus $5 shipping and handling. It looks wonderful in a child’s room or school room.

Robert McCloskey watercolors reproduced from books such as ‘Blueberries for Sal’

Blueberries_for_SalThe illustrations of Robert McCloskey in books like ‘Blueberries for Sal, or ‘Make way for Ducklings’ are mainstays that reminds people of their childhood.

“We are ecstatic to have this opportunity to work with the McCloskey family,” said Dede Wilder, lead designer and co-founder of Maine Arts Publishing. “Not only is it an honor to work with Robert McCloskey’s images as a graphic designer, but to be part of a project that will bring his work to another generation of young people in new graphic forms beyond his traditional books.”

A Brunswick, Maine, company- Maine Arts Publishing- now will be making prints, paper, posters, notecards and flipbooks featuring McCloskey’s characters. The watercolorist lived on Deer Isle until his death in 2003. Many of his books capture life on Maine’s coast.

The publishing company was founded in 2012 and is located in Brunswick at the Fort Andross Mill.The new product line will be introduced at the New England Made Giftware & Specialty Food Show in Portland.

Opportunity for kids to create an adventure book at Portland Public Library

From Maine Insights:

Portland Ovations and the Oak Street Studios have teamed up at the Portland Public Library on Saturday on March 29th from 11:00am to noon, for a family friendly, bookmaking workshop.

Using picture books for inspiration, such as We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen and Mr. Tiger Goes Wild by Peter Brown, participants will be invited to create a character that travels through an adventure book of their own making. This workshop is free and open to families young and old. Children 10 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

As a part of an on-going collaboration between Portland Ovations, Portland Public Library and Oak Street Studios, the workshop is in conjunction with Portland Ovations Family Series performance at Merrill Auditorium on April 5th of We’re Going on a Bear Hunt directed by Sally Cookson. It will be filled with catchy songs, interactive scenes and plenty of hands-on adventure- plus a few special surprises. Read more