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The Creative Team

A project such as this comes together based on the talent and efforts of some really creative people.

Illustrator

Judy Nostrant

Judy Nostrant

Costume Designer

To-Ree'-Nee' Wolf

To-Ree'-Nee' Wolf

Cover Designer

Pattie Copenhaver

Pattie Copenhaver

Illustrator

Judy Nostrant

Judy Nostrant

Judy Nostrant

Illustrator

Judy has been an artist since an early age. Judy studied Art Education in college and has made a career in the art field. As a fashion illustrator, Judy worked for retail department stores. Evolving, Judy then served time as an educational book illustrator, a graphic artist and then in the art department for a large toy company as an artist and designer. In a state of semi – retirement, Judy calls Tucson home. Not willing to put the pencil down, Judy works as a free-lance artist illustrating and designing books for children. Judy is also an accomplished painter working in oils primarily, and also watercolors and pastels. “The Southwest is a great source of inspiration for an artist in terms of light, color, spectacular scenery, wildlife and a rich history and culture”. Aside from her ‘creative’ responsibilities, Judy’s son and daughter and four grandchildren also make their home in Tucson allowing her to share in their lives.

judynostrantpaintings.blogspot.com

judynostrantdesign.blogspot.com

The Creative Team

A project such as this comes together based on the talent and efforts of some really creative people.

Illustrator

Judy Nostrant

Judy Nostrant

Costume Designer

To-Ree'-Nee' Wolf

To-Ree'-Nee' Wolf

Cover Designer

Pattie Copenhaver

Pattie Copenhaver

Costume Designer

To-Ree'-Nee' Wolf

To-Ree'-Nee' Wolf

To-Ree'-Nee' Wolf

Costume Designer

Where there is a fun children’s book, there is a fun mascot. Why would this book be ANY different? After a seemingly exhaustive search for a theatrical costume designer, our chosen artist was found right here in the Tucson birthplace of The Reading Pig.

To-Ree'-Nee' Wolf is an Award winning painter, muralist and mosaic artist and accomplished actress and singer-songwriter.

This talented Renaissance Woman has had a national career in the field of visual arts for more than twenty years. During the course of her career she has been commissioned for eleven mosaic projects and created nineteen murals. Known for her rich sense of color, evocative use of materials and attention to detail, To-Ree'-Nee' has created exquisite works of art for residential clientele, private businesses and municipalities. She has completed her first lead role in the feature film UNSOUND and performs with Temenos Quartet. She makes her home here in the Southwest with her husband, photographer/filmmaker Pj McArdle and their three cats, ‘Kinte’,’ Diamond’ and ‘Tinker’.

www.toreenee.com

The Reading Pig will debut in his newly created costume at the Tucson Festival of Books in March of 2016.

tucsonfestivalofbooks.org/

The Creative Team

A project such as this comes together based on the talent and efforts of some really creative people.

Illustrator

Judy Nostrant

Judy Nostrant

Costume Designer

To-Ree'-Nee' Wolf

To-Ree'-Nee' Wolf

Cover Designer

Pattie Copenhaver

Pattie Copenhaver

Cover Designer

Pattie Copenhaver

Pattie Copenhaver

Pattie Copenhaver

Cover Designer & Print Production Specialist

Pattie is no stranger to Teachers Change Brains Media. Pattie is a very talented graphic artist and is credited for bringing to life Nic’s first two titles Legendary Teacher Stories – How to Catch a Swamp Frog and Legendary Leadership Lessons – The Reading Pig.

Pattie was welcomed into this project to delicately assemble all of Judy’s illustrations and ultimately get this little piggy ready to go to market.

Visit her online portfolio!

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