Childrens Book Illustrator Joyce Revoir
Writes Little Garden Stories
Will Autograph Book CD, & DVD at CABSE in September
Nationally known children's book illustrator Joyce Revoir has lived in Coweta County for some time and has been involved in art activities with the Newnan-Coweta Art Association and the Images Gallery in Moreland for some time but not until just now did she write her own book, which is entitled Little Garden Stories. The information from the website www.littlegardenstories.com provided below tells the story behind this combination Book-DVD-CD. To really understand this, however, I believe you need to actually see how it works. An opportunity to do this as well as meet the author, and obtain autographed copies will be provided next month at the Coweta Authors Book Signing Extravaganza (CABSE) which Revoir will be attending along with 19 other Coweta County authors. The CABSE will be held from 10 AM through 5 PM on Saturday September 15 and from 12 Noon through 5 PM on Sunday September 16 as a special feature of the New Grantville Days Festival. Additional information on Revoir is found on her website www.joycerevoir.com. Info on CABSE is available from Forrest Schultz at 770-583-3258 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Info on the New Grantville Days Festival is available at http://grantvilleday.tripod.com.
ABOUT: Little Garden Stories
Created by the children's book illustrator,
Joyce Revoir, Little Garden Stories is the first Read-Along DVD and Sing-Along CD. This lively, educational presentation gives children plenty of fun opportunities to exercise their growing minds and use imagination as they play, sing, and
NEW to DVD
from the Artist
with Stories, Music and Craft-Time for Kids!
Little Garden Stories the first Read-Along DVD
and Sing-Along CD for Children
Joyce grew up in Destin, Florida and her creative career has taken her to three major markets: Nashville, Denver and Atlanta. Since opening her design studio in 1998, she has illustrated more than fourteen children's books including "Sam's Rainbow" by Grammy® award-winning recording artist, Sandi Patty, "The Legend of The Christmas Kiss" (Howard Publishing) and "Alpha-kidZ" by Cindy G. Foust. As former art director for Sparrow Records/EMI-CMG, Joyce created packaging for some of Christian music's biggest names including Steven Curtis Chapman, FFH, Wes King and Switchfoot. Clients included World Vision, LifeWay, and MOPS International.
After meeting award-winning producer, Mark Burr, best known for his work with Baby Einstein and for co-creating babyfaith, Joyce began to pursue animation. "Then soon after, we moved to Atlanta, and my daughters saw fireflies for the first time. Their delightful reaction was the inspiration for the stories," Joyce explains. Designing for a child's eye with a parent's perspective, Joyce's daughter's contributed ideas to the movie, Joyce combined her music and book publishing experience to develop, "Little Garden Stories." She uses signature bright colors and narrations with original songs, co-written by Joyce and Joey Agee of Newnan, GA. Agee recorded the music with local musicians. The engaging characters, motion and color quickly capture attention, stimulating imagination of children as they sing and dance along to the lively, thirty-minute presentation.
In the first story, a firefly dreams of becoming a big star when an angel shares the lesson, "Just shine where you are and let love be your light." A cricket then teaches the value of harmony by inspiring the garden to sing and work together. A silly sing-along with a ladybug and a craft-time segment with Joyce's daughters complete the video.
Upon completion, Joyce shared the movie with Burr and his business partner, Emmy® award-winning producer, Jess Stainbook. The filmmakers coached Joyce and added the release to their company's catalogue at www.babyfaith.com.
Little Garden Stories DVD/CD are also available at littlegardenstories.com, foxsalescompany.com and Atlanta-area stores including Scott's Book Store, Ansley's Attic, Hastings, Shenanigan's Toys, Peachtree City Christian Church and Images Gallery for $17.95. Click here to shop online or find a store near you.
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