A Colorful Beginning

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Black Rose Writing
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8.0 X 8.0 X 0.09 inches | 0.19 pounds

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About the Author

Raven has written several award-winning picture books for children. Her poetry is found in kids' magazines such as Highlights for Children, Humpty Dumpty, The School Magazine, and Ladybug. She is the Creative & Publishing Advisor for RedClover Reader and writes The Book Bug column for Story Monsters Ink magazine. Raven is inspired by nature, whimsical art, kindness, and laughter. She's particular to family time, Scrabble games, morning yoga, and reading a good book in the sunshine.Growing up in a creative and loving home between the city of Philadelphia and the rural beautiful New Jersey shoreline, I've written poetry since childhood. My writing has taken me on many adventures - from a career at Atlantic Records in NYC as a songwriter, a greeting card verse writer, to a focus on children's poetry as a mom!Over the years I've had several children's picture books published, and most recently authored, Shimmer/Poems about Night (Spork/2017), A Cheer for the Year (Spork/2018), and A Star Full of Sky (Daffydowndilly/2017). I'm especially excited about my MacLaren-Cochrane rhyming picture book, My Community, celebrating diversity!I write poetry and have artwork in a variety of magazines such as Highlights for Children, Ladybug, Hopscotch, Stinkwaves, Fun for Kidz, Cricket, Spider, Parents, and Children Together, Hello Highlights, High Five, and The Friend Magazine. My work is included in anthologies, DVDs, and CDs. I have received awards for poetry from the SCBWI and Poetry Soup, and enjoy presenting children's writing workshops.
Born, raised and currently living in Argentina, Carina usually signs her works as Catru. Carina's parent's house was full of tools and handcrafted products made by them. That's where she got her love for creating. Carina always did lots of things and tried all kinds of techniques. When 5 years old, she made paintings with ink using her own style and sold them on the street. Carina first graduated from a short computer program and then went on to graduate with a Bachelors in Educational Technologies. She subsequently taught computer programming at the college level, for many years. In 2007, she received, as a birthday surprise gift, a drawing tablet. And there, it all began. https: //catru.myportfolio.com


"A brilliant, colorful, and fun book that engages young minds in learning about colors, animals and all the feelings that come along with the first day of school!" -MagicBeans Bookstore

"Tapping into themes of anxiety and self-doubt, the book invites readers to learn colors names while exploring individuality and fitting-in. A stunner." -The Prairies Book Review