Prospect Academy is thrilled to welcome back a prominent children's book illustrator and author, Alexandra Boiger on Monday, November 5th at 4:30 p.m. Students will learn first-hand about the process of making a book and will try themselves at the art of book illustrating.
Following one of its core principles of cultivating a love for reading as early as possible, Prospect Academy of Westchester invited Alexandra Boiger to open the door into the world of book-making and illustrating. Besides the standard book-reading part, students will get to develop their own storyline and draw the characters.
”At Prospect Academy of Westchester, we believe that creating and cultivating the desire for knowledge is the most crucial task of pre-school education. We strive to introduce every learning concept to our kids in the most fun and interactive way possible. Hence, when it comes to reading, we thought that doing a hands-on session that involves drawing and imaginative play will be the most effective and interesting way to get our kids excited about reading", said Lada Tillmann, Program Director at Prospect Academy of Westchester.
"I am certain that reading is the key to a happier, more vibrant and thriving childhood. I am delighted to see it being such a priority at Prospect Academy of Westchester and look forward to being part of this wonderful initiative", said Alexandra Boiger.
Alexandra Boiger is an award-winning illustrator and children's book author. Alexandra was born in Munich, Germany. Her work as an animation assistant brought her initially to England and then to DreamworksSKG in the United States. The first picture book Alexandra illustrated, While Mama Had a Quick Little Chat, was written by Amy Reichert, published by the legendary Dick Jackson books, and was a Fall 2005 Book Sense Pick and a recipient of a Parents’ Choice Award. Since then Boiger has illustrated numerous books, including the popular picture books about ballerina Tallulah as well as the non-fiction picture book When Jackie Saved Grand Central: The True Story of Jacqueline Kennedy’s Fight for an American Icon.
Fall 2015 marked Alexandra’s debut as both, author and illustrator, with Max and Marla, the opening in a picture book series, published by Putnam.
Alexandra’s work has been named to various state reading lists, including the Iowa Children’s Choice Master List, Chicago Library Best of the Best, and the Florida Sunshine State Young Readers Award, among others. She has been invited by Studio Ghibli to contribute an original work to be included in the Mary Blair Centennial Exhibition, which traveled to a number of cities throughout Japan.
To learn more about Alexandra Boiger, please visit www.alexandraboiger.com