A Note to Parents...
Why you need one of the most creative children's books of the year on your shelf
“This unique visual story gently pushes children to get out of their heads and step inside a magnificently crafted visual experience which allows them to find their own voice by giving new life to the story of Ingo.”
Ever wonder how to choose the right books for your children that are both educational and entertaining? Do you want to really make story time count? Wonderful picture books such as “Here Comes Ingo” provide a unique opportunity to sit down with your child and create something together. It is very encouraging for children to know that their parents are willing to participate in creative activities alongside them.
“Here Comes Ingo” is great fun for a parent to enjoy with a young child who is just starting to fall in love with books, or an older child who is beginning to appreciate the language of art and literature, such as:
This is the perfect book to emphasize the importance of multi-sensory learning through verbal, visual, and tactile associations. This unique visual story gently pushes children to get out of their heads and step inside a magnificently crafted visual experience which allows them to find their own voice by giving new life to the story of Ingo.
Most importantly of all, “Here Comes Ingo” guides the reader toward an attitude of love, kindness, and inclusion; the world desperately needs more empathetic, understanding, and tolerant children who will grow into kind, inclusive adults.
Equally important, this wordless picture book familiarizes children with figurative art collage, an artistic technique used since ancient times. Each illustration is a carefully orchestrated arrangement of animals, insects, and birds wrapped in a saturated palette in order to produce a final image that is as surreal and unexpected as it is imbued with possibility much to the tune of Matisse’s adage that a paper collage is “a painting made with scissors.”
As with the best of books, at the conclusion of the story, the journey is not over. Ingo invites children to visit again and again to nurture their imaginations and expand on the story. If your child enjoys the illustrations and want to immerse themselves further into the dream world of Ingo, visit my Art for Children gallery. You will be transported to a magical gallery of inventive images that incite children to become budding co-illustrators by drawing, coloring, and painting directly ON the artwork. Invite your child to become an artist, and not simply observe the art!
Wishing you joyful creating,