Illustration & Instruction are my obsessions
Boswell Foxington & the Secret of the Stars
Boswell & Milton are best friends due to their shared natural curiosity. On this first of many adventures, they're searching for the answer to the secret of the Stars.
The King's Beloved Colors
An enchanting world where creativity is endless, becomes poisoned with toxic emotions until the people recognize the beauty of their own gifts. Representing a rainbow world, this tale amplifies the need for accepting the gifts within ourselves and others with vivid and unforgettable illustrations.
A story of finding a destiny that fulfills all the longings of childhood imagination. We follow Jewels as she embarks on a colorful adventure to discover her purpose one color at a time until she at last finds that who she is has been inside her all along. A charming story for teaching synonyms to your blooming reader.
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A personal journey through Amy's self-publishing experience. Amy shares her pros and cons of different publishing paths, industry standards, and more.
"It's the kind of story they'll keep with them forever"
"This is truly a heartfelt journey we all must take."
-Darleen Wohlfeil, Story Monsters Ink
"...Even adults will smile at the clever concept."
-Amazon customer, Vista2020
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Amy Louise Altstatt has authored 3 children's picture books, one of which won a Royal Dragonfly Book award in November 2016. Two of those picture books are featured in the 29th annual Children's Illustration Show at the Sun Gallery in Hayward, California.
Amy has a passion for learning and sharing language, which lead her on an international adventure teaching English as a foreign language. Her travels have inspired numerous drawings including those contained in her books. Amy's stories and illustrations are inspired by the whimsy and recklessness of childhood wonder, and childhood lessons that become timeless as we age.
When I wrote my first story for children, I was tutoring economically disadvantaged students in Language Arts. I wanted to create stories that were visually appealing with inspirational messages that would speak to children of inclusion, hope, tolerance, an understanding of those differences, and strength in the face of struggle. That journey threw me against a hurricane of adventure into finding my passion: something that would combine my love of learning theories with my love of art. Instructional Design is my obsession.