Nationally-acclaimed children’s book author and illustrator Ashley Wolff comes to Oakley on Thursday, Feb. 2 to tell students at Laurel Elementary School about her work making picture books for children.
Wolff has illustrated more than 50 books for children, including “Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten” and six other books in a popular series about a classroom of animal characters taught by a multi-tasking border collie. She illustrated Raffi’s “Baby Beluga,” the song about the “little white whale on the go” that has delighted children for two decades. She is also the author of seven picture books, including “Stella and Roy,” “Stella and Roy Go Camping,” “Only the Cat Saw,” and “Me Baby, You Baby.”
Her slide show and lively drawing demonstration help Wolff show schoolchildren how to come up with ideas for picture books, and how she takes a concept from imagination to artwork in her studio.
Wolff travels to dozens of schools from Vermont to California every year. Her visit to East County was arranged by the Laurel PTA. “We have many of Ashley Wolff’s books in our library collection, so students are really looking forward to her visit,” said Laurel Librarian Laurie Seeno.
For more information about Wolff’s work, visit www.ashleywolff.com.