Doris' Dear Delinquents (Hardcover)
Silver medal winner of the 2020 Key Colors Illustrators Competition
Key Colors is Clavis' biennial contest for picture book creators. Held in international markets since 1996, the first US edition was inaugurated in 2020. Only a children's book, intended for ages 2-7, can qualify for the award. A professional jury evaluates the artistic, literary, and child-oriented qualities of the works with the winner receiving a monetary prize in addition to being published by Clavis. For many illustrators, this unique award is the start of a successful international career.
Doris the gharial crocodile has her motherly hands full with twenty-six misbehaved hatchlings. Follow along on a journey through the alphabet as she tries to bring peace back into her home.
An amusing book about a crocodile and her cheeky hatchlings, whose names all start with a specific letter of the alphabet. For readers who know their ABCs ages 4 years and up.
About the Author
Emma Ward is a student in the Digital Media Program at the Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids, MI. She's delighted and fascinated by animals, and has a particular love for all things cold-blooded, which led to this, her first children's book, and finalist in Clavis Publishing's Key Colors Competition. Emma will graduate in May of 2021, and is looking to have an impact in the movie and video game industry as a character designer. She pulls inspiration from the interesting shapes and behaviors of unusual wildlife, is fascinated by creature lore, and specializes in making creepy things lovable!