One way that you can tell a Barefoot book from any other book is the absolutely take-your-breath-away artwork in a book from Barefoot. When Barefoot is developing a new book for publication, they search the world for the very best artist to do the illustrations for that book. I got a glimpse inside the process of bringing a book to publication at the annual Ambassador conference last June, and I can tell you that the Barefoot editorial staff pay just as much attention - if not more - to the artwork as they do to the story; they do not hesitate to go back to the artist and ask for changes to the artwork to make sure it is as beautiful and as stimulating to the imagination as our children deserve. The end result is books that are visually appealing as well as beautifully written.
If you have ever thought to yourself that the artwork in a particular book would look fantastic hanging on the walls of your home, now is your chance to make that dream a reality! Barefoot is currently offering a selection of artist prints for the unbelievably low sale price of $4.99 each. The prints are approximately 11x14 inches, are flat-packed on cardboard and shrink-wrapped with autobiographical information about the artist, and are normally priced at $14.99 each (yes, that's a $10 savings on each print!). I've bought several of these prints already; I'm planning to frame some of them to hang in Elfe's room, and to give others as holiday gifts to nieces and nephews.
Here are some of my favorites:
What did I spy? by Nicolleta Ceccoli, from I Spy the Sun in the Sky (sadly out of print right now)
A bird flying by by Nicolleta Ceccoli, also from I Spy the Sun in the Sky
Don't you agree that these are simply fabulous? Which one is your favorite?
I have several of these in my current inventory, so if you are a local customer and would like to purchase one, please get in touch to see if I have it in stock - an in-person purchase by Saturday will enter you into the Back-to-School giveaway too!