Ian Sands, wrote his first children’s chapter book based on the idea that if scientists, who first believed dinosaurs were giant reptiles, could change their mind and decide they were birds, then what if he changed the idea and determined dinosaurs were really mammals with fur and udders?
Sands chose a former student, Abby Davies, to illustrate the book. He said, “There is something wonderful about seeing someone else bring the characters to life” and adds that he made an excellent choice. Abby has captured the characters and their emotions consistently throughout the book, not to mention bringing to life the essence of what a DinoCow would look like! Abby is currently attending Savannah College for Arts and Design in Savannah, GA.
“How to Milk a DinoCow” will be released December 10, 2011. The publisher and the Halle Cultural Arts Center, located on Salem Street in downtown Apex, NC will be co-hosting the launch event which is open to the public. The event will take place from 3-5PM. Mr. Sands will read an excerpt from the book while participants partake in “special” milk and cookies.
About the Author
Mr. Sands is well known around town as the Apex High School Art Teacher, but he is also a professional artist with work prominently displayed in the Raleigh Art Museum, plastered on a billboard found along I-40, adorning a large city bus and falling from the skies along the east coast. More information about Sands and the inspiration for his interactive street art can be found at http://www.zonkeystreet.com
About the Book
How to Milk A DinoCow
Release Date: 12/10/
Price $7.99 ($6.50 if purchased online prior to the launch date)
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Peak City Publishing is a young indie-trade publishing company with a vision to publish the talented and aspiring authors of NC. We use local artists and professionals to bring quality products to market.