Monday, February 9, 2015

Picture Book INSPIRES WONDER in Readers of All Ages

Fred
By Kaila Eunhye Seo
ISBN: 978-1-4413-1731-5
$15.99 * Ages 4-8 * March 2015

Kaila Eunhye Seo makes her picture book debut with Fred ($15.99; Ages 4-8; March 2015), an uplifting tale about the endless power of imagination. Seo's illustrations are skillfully rendered in pen and ink and cleverly show how Fred brings color to his black-and-white world in the form of friendly monsters.

Fred views the world with the unique open-mindedness of children, not caring if people think he's strange for seeing things others can't. However, as Fred grows older, his imaginary friends start to fade, leaving an emptiness in his heart that he can't shake. Fortunately, a chance encounter with a young girl reminds him that magic never really leaves us, as long as we believe.

In the age of technology, Fred shows young readers that their own imaginations are still the best form of entertainment, and recaptures the wonder of childhood for readers of all ages.

Fred will be available in stores nationwide as well as through online retail outlets.

Author and illustrator Kaila Eunhye Seo received her BFA in Illustration at the Rhode Island School of Design. She has loved art since she was a child and is passionate about creating work that has a visual and emotional impact on her audience. She lives is Seoul, South Korea. This is Kaila's debut children's picture book.

Additional images from book can be found at:  Peter Pauper Press FRED

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