Saturday, April 2, 2011

How Silver Fox and Coyote Came to Color the Butterfly by Dr. Frances Rinaldi

Title: How Silver Fox and Coyote Came to Color the Butterfly
Author and Illustrator: Dr. Frances Rinaldi
Genre: Children’s picture book/Ages 3 to 8
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Phone: (321) 951-8161

Raising butterflies in her garden, Dr. Rinaldi has shares the development of the butterfly whenever and wherever she can. So it was natural that this children's book would develop.

When the earth was young, a fox and coyote in separate lands color flowers and birds. Each is lonely until the two become friends and share their palette to create a rainbow of hues.

This artfully illustrated children’'s book demonstrates the development of the butterfly as well as friendship and its obstacles. It also teaches children colors, color combinations to create popular hues and how to work together.

The artwork is done in water color touched with acrylic paint for brighter contrast.

How Silver Fox and Coyote Came to Color the Butterfly is available through Amazon and Barnes and Noble On-Line Book Store for $9.97

An accompanying read along audio book is available for $9.97

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About the Author

Dr. Frances Rinaldi, author, artist, professional storyteller, health coach, and adventurer, is known for incorporating her Native American heritage into her books.

In 1985 she began her speaking career sharing health tips, based on her alternative health background. Over the years her repertoire expanded to include her Native American culture as well as tales of adventure, based on trips including riding her bicycle across the US, and hiking the Camino Del Norte in Spain.

Her Native American culture and adventures have been incorporated into several stage performances starting with her first book, Night Walk, a book of eight short stories, published in 1994.

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