Wake up! Move, rustle, scurry. It’s morning in Maine, so hurry, HURRY!
Come find out how the animals in Maine start their day. This beautifully and brightly illustrated book showcases art from a collage of hand-painted papers with textures from recycled items.
Sara Frautten was a special educator in grades K–12 and a kindergarten teacher for a total of thirty-three years. Her love of children and the process of learning led her to fulfill a dream of writing a children’s book. She lives in Winthrop, Maine, with her husband and her dog, Neli. She’s the mother of three grown sons and grandmother to Adalynn, Lillian, and Asher. She loves listening to the call of loons on Maranacook Lake and the cooing of mourning doves; boating, walking, and hiking trails in Maine; as well as day trips with family members to explore the many wonders of this beautiful state. Always take the scenic way and stop, look, and listen! Adalynn and Lillian live in Readfield, Maine, with their mom, dad, pet rabbit, Sugarloaf, and two dogs, Baylor and Sienna. They love nature, sports, playing outside, skiing, family trips, and having sleepovers with friends. They’re still thinking about what they want to be one day….
Mary M. Preble, illustrator and author of five books, has been creating art since she was a little girl. She taught art for twenty-eight years and learned about the Gelli plate as a new medium to teach her students. Creating papers to use in her illustrations and teaching the Gelli plate to many schools and individuals is her passion. Mary uses recycled items to create the rich textures in her illustrations. Think bubble wrap, a comb, the bottom of a shoe or water bottle, or even the core from a head of lettuce. Many say her work reminds them of Eric Carle. Mary says she’s “Eric Carle on a lot of caffeine!” In Good Morning, Maine!, Mary was fortunate enough to work with its authors, Adalynn, Lillian, and Sara Frautten, to create many of the art papers she used in the illustrations.