SCBWI 43rd Annual Summer Conference

August, 2014

Los Angeles, CA

I attended the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Summer Conference for the first time this year. What an inspiring event! I was proud to display my portfolio in the Portfolio Showcase. Some highlights of my full weekend were: learning from the clever and entertaining host Lin Oliver, visiting Tomie dePaola’s studio via Skype, seeing Judy Schachner’s keynote about creating “character bibles,” and attending presentations by Rubin Pfeffer (on navigating the publishing process) and Eugene Yelchin (on “Turning the Page – Surprise and Expectation in Picture Books”). I will carry this SCBWI energy into my illustration work in the coming year!

Mom’s Choice Award

May, 2014

Kid tested... and Mom approved! I am excited to announce that "Use Your Noodle, Doodle!" has been honored with a Mom's Choice Award. Our children’s picture book won Silver in the Values & Life Lessons category for Sheri Page’s story about doing better next time and learning from mistakes. Now you can buy our book with Mom's stamp of approval.

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Use Your Noodle, Doodle!

By Sheri Page
Illustrated by Jennifer Frohwerk

January 2014 – My new children’s book is published!

Use Your Noodle, Doodle! is a true story about Grandma and the antics of a goldendoodle dog. I painted 32 watercolor illustrations for the book, featuring images of Sheri’s home, gardens and the sweet faces of her much-loved mom, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and dog. Dog lovers and children ages 2 to 6 will especially love “Use Your Noodle, Doodle!”

Read more about the book… and order a copy on our website, www.useyournoodledoodle.com!

To find out about upcoming book signings and events, “like” our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BodePage

Original illustrations and prints from the book are available to purchase. Please contact me for pricing.

Ordinary Illuminated

Ida Culver House Ravenna
2315 NE 65th Street
Seattle, WA 98115

January 23 – May, 2014
Opening reception: Saturday, January 25, 1:30 - 3:30pm

Ordinary objects and scenes from our daily lives become elevated through light and perspective in the featured works of Anne Belov and Jennifer Frohwerk