By Aline Weiller
November 29, 2016 (FAIRFIELD, Conn.) -- The Fairfield University Bookstore announced today the appearance of children’s author/illustrator, Clare Pernice, during their 5th Anniversary weekend celebration on Sunday, December 11 from 1:00 - 2:00 pm. Pernice will lead a special Story Time, incorporating her workshop, “Words and Pictures,” geared for children ages 4-6, at the store’s 1499 Post Road, Fairfield location. The author will read from the book she penned and illustrated,
Circus Girl, then invite children to develop and draw their own main characters. The workshop will be followed by a book signing, and attendees will be entered into a door prize drawing for an child-friendly gift basket. The program is free and registration is encouraged, but not required. To reserve a spot, e-mail FairfieldUBookstoreEvents@gmail.com.
Children’s book author and illustrator, Clare Pernice, will lead Story Time and conduct an interactive workshop at Fairfield University Bookstore on Sunday, December 11 from 1:00 - 2:00 pm. For reservations, e-mail. FairfieldUBookstoreEvents@gmail.com. Geared for children ages 4-6; Walk-ins welcome; admission is free.
Born and raised in England, Clare Pernice’s passion for children’s books took root while influenced by Roald Dahl (who visited her school), and her witty story-telling father. Pernice took an avid interest in the world of children’s stories, art and design and went on to graduate from London’s Central Saint Martin’s School of Art. She has since illustrated and exhibited works in Paris, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Charleston and New York. She has also designed children’s books, clothes, toys, & murals, and has created costumes and props for film and stage.
But Pernice’s true love is writing and illustrating picture books, of which Circus Girl is her first. Circus Girl is the tale of a young girl who morphs into a superstar -- the main attraction -- in a circus of her own. Pernice’s picture book combines playful text with whimsical watercolor images, capturing the girl’s imagination of tumbling, flying, juggling, and spinning across the pages. The little girl’s family of toys help her create a dream-like circus show before she falls fast asleep.
“Circus Girl was inspired my childhood, my two children, and all children who love to play dress up and make-believe,” said Pernice.
The author’s future written and illustrated titles with Simply Read books include The Real Mother Goose and Adventure Boy, both slotted for 2017.
Clare Pernice lives in Weston, Connecticut with her husband, two children and their miniature dachschund, Milo. She is available for readings/signings and art lessons at schools, libraries, camps, bookstores, boutiques and home birthday parties. For bookings, e-mail email@example.com or contact Pernice directly via her website, www.clarepernice.com. The author also welcomes followers on her author Facebook page, “Clare Pernice Word & Pictures.”PHOTO CREDIT: Regina Tamburro