Sharpen your colored pencils and get ready to draw along with local artist Shawn Harris at our next author event on Wednesday, May 12 at 5:00 PM, opens a new window! During this online program, Shawn will read from his latest book, Have You Ever Seen A Flower?, opens a new window, and talk about his artistic process. Then, grab your own colored pencils and draw along with Shawn!
Have You Ever Seen A Flower? is an enchanting picture book with beautiful illustrations from colored pencil. Free copies of the book and a set of colored pencils will be available at all San Mateo County Libraries locations, opens a new window while supplies last beginning Tuesday, May 4.
Shawn Harris is an artist and musician who lives and works in Half Moon Bay. His first picture book, Her Right Foot, opens a new window by Dave Eggers, was the recipient of seven starred reviews. He is the illustrator of Dave Eggers's What Can A Citizen Do?, opens a new window and Colin Meloy's Everyone's Awake, opens a new window. Shawn also created the art for A Polar Bear in the Snow, opens a new window, which was written by his childhood friend and longtime racquetball foe, Mac Barnett. Shawn and Mac are currently working on a new graphic novel series based on their live-action cartoon, The First Cat in Space Ate Pizza, opens a new window. Have You Ever Seen A Flower? is Shawn's authorial debut.
Are you ready to draw along with Shawn? Let us know in the comments and don't forget to register, opens a new window in advance!
Praise for Have You Ever Seen A Flower?
Have You Ever Seen A Flower is a trailblazing, enchanting portrait of the vital relationship between childhood and nature. In this deceptively simple, deeply profound story, one child experiences a flower with all five senses: from its color to its fragrance to the entire universe it evokes. This book takes readers on a journey of new perspectives. Looking at a flower teaches us to look at everything around us, to expand our perception, and to question what it means to see and be." — Chronicle Books.