Parents reading with their children can provide one of the most valuable and memorable experiences in a child's life. In Creatures, the added dimension of human emotions are brought to life throughout the book's thirteen chapters with characters such as Creatures Happy, Sad, Smart and Fear. Creatures is an enjoyable way for families to develop ways of identifying and understanding familiar, and sometimes difficult, emotions in an atmosphere of acceptance and tolerance, as well as encouraging thinking, discussion and communication. The book's playful rhymes and colorful artwork invite beginning readers to listen and participate, while its varied vocabulary, captivating images and depth of meaning will challenge older, more accomplished readers and ensure a place in your home for years to come. Its durable, high quality construction includes 120 point binderboard, gold-stamped and laminated cover, sewn binding and 100# stock paper. Fifteen vivid, full color original oil paintings and ten color wash pen and ink drawings, including hand-drawn borders on every page, make Creatures a treat for the eyes as well as the mind.
Citation for published book
Schirado, W., & Assenzo, T. (1998). Creatures : A book of rhymes about emotions and experience for children and parents to read, talk about, and enjoy together / text: William Charles Schirado ; art: Teresa Marie Assenzo.
Schirado, William C. and Assenzo, Teresa Marie, "Creatures" (1998). All Books and Monographs by WMU Authors. 574.