Today, I’m thrilled to do the cover reveal for Ashley Belote’s debut author/illustrator easy reader picture book!
With full-color illustrations on every page, this humorous story is perfect for kids just beginning to read on their own. The early vocabulary and amusing illustrations make reading easy and fun! Exciting, easy-to-read books are the stepping stone a young reader needs to bridge the gap between being a beginner and being fluent.
The Me Tree by Ashley Belote
The story is about a Bear who just wants a tree to himself. He packs his things and moves into what he deems “The Me Tree.” Soon, he discovers his tree is home to some other residents. After realizing friendship is more important than anything, the group turns The Me Tree into The We Tree. [easy reader picture book, ages 6 and up]
It’s out on 11/2/21 from Penguin Workshop.
Cover reveal …
Ashley Belote believes art should bring joy and laughter to audiences. She specializes in picture book illustration that evokes a sense of humor! She has a background in traditional animation under the direction of Don Bluth. She earned her B.F.A from Alderson Broaddus University and then completed the Whole Book Approach Course through Simmons College at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, Massachusetts. She earned her Masters degree in Arts Administration through the University of Kentucky.
She lives in North Carolina, where she happily creates artwork from her home studio. She also serves as the Illustrator Coordinator for the Carolinas chapter of SCBWI. She lives life as a creative journey and would have it no other way!
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