Table manners are different, depending on who is at the table. For example, why would you use a fork when you have a perfectly sticky tongue to grab your food? Human children, though, are expected to use proper table manners with their human friends. RL Sosa and her fuzzy, scaly, and feathery pals want to teach you ten easy ways to show off your manners!
Kelly Haneklau gave me art lessons. Now we’re creating a book together. Kelly inspires and helps many artists in our community. Her art is dynamic and varied, from landscapes to social justice!
The idea for Table Manners came to me when I was a cafeteria hostess at Coles Elementary. But I couldn’t draw animals. Still can’t. So I am thrilled to have finally found a partner for this project.
Kelly has spent hours and hours of sketching, coloring and creating the adorable and truly unique art in this book. This story is as much hers as it is mine.
The Paperback and the E-book are available now.
Photo by Leah Tennant
Do authors redo their books? Of course! But not many go through the time and expense of this magnitude. So, lucky you, you’ll get to see the same illustration colored by two artists! And, with the extra pages, you’ll get to see another way to hammer-in an important story element.
In 2020, the team and I gathered. We were going to start on a third story, but since artist Jon Bidwell was taking over the coloring, we quickly figured out that the books would have very different looks to them. So, we decided to start over, so to speak. With Jasmyn Oliver's help, I put together a coloring book while Bidwell started on the monumental job of coloring and formatting the second edition.
After three years in the making, we proudly present The Forgetful Giraffe. Again.