“Fred” is available as an 8×10 colorful paperback. You may watch Natalie paint the illustrations here.
*Note: this book is also available in hardcover edition, please contact Natalie if you prefer hardcover.
“Full color original oil paintings illustrate this funny and inspirational true story about artist Natalie Buske Thomas’ childhood. Watch Natalie paint the art, making this book a unique interactive multimedia experience. Early discouragement from Natalie’s dreadfully unimaginative art teacher didn’t stop her from becoming an artist. Falling off her bicycle on an impossibly steep hill, getting bit on her you-know-what by a goose during Goose Tag, and freezing her tongue on the icy railing on Grandpa’s porch after her cousins dared her to do it–well, none of those things broke Natalie’s spirit. Today her paintings are in galleries and exhibits, and her dream of living and painting in Ireland came true.* Inspirational and funny, this book about Natalie (aka “Fred”) lends itself to learning inference, vocabulary words, and descriptive prose. Don’t forget what makes this book special. Readers can watch the author paint the illustrations via short fun videos.”
*Natalie is back home in the United States, after enjoying her 2016 Irish adventure