Book Launch & Arts Donation - TINA KUGLER - "The Change Your Name Store" - Sat. May 10th at 4pm
llustrator Tina Kügler draws and paints digitally and works very
hard to make it look like she is not using a computer at all. Before
becoming a children’s book illustrator, she spent ten years drawing
storyboards in the animation industry for studios such as Walt Disney,
Nickelodeon, and Warner Bros, owned a children's bookshop in Wisconsin, and worked at a library. Tina’s debut picture book is The Change Your Name Store, written by Leanne Shirtliffe (Sky Pony). Her next book, In Mary’s Garden,
with husband Carson Kügler, comes out May 2015 with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
Tina lives in La Crescenta with her husband, three boys and an enormous hairy dog (named Harry). She is also a Cub Scout leader and has little to no spare time. Visit Tina at www.tinakuglerstudio.com.
Readers will enjoy terrific descriptions, action-packed adventure and a superb sense of the brutality, harshness but beauty of the wintery existence that surrounds these characters. It's no wonder dogs are descended from misunderstood wolves, as the bravery and ultimate loyalty of these canines can not be refuted. As with Rooftoppers, Rundell lets readers truly inhabit her world and are fully invested in this satisfying tale. Highly reommended! - Maureen