Snap Aurora, May 2010
I See Me! book launch at Aurora Cultural Centre
Looking Glass Press held a book launch on May 6 for the
The Auroran, week of April 27, 2010
First-time Aurora author, Joanna Boldt,
will launch her first book
Thursday, May 6th from
The new book, called I See Me!, was
inspired by her daughter,
and takes the reader
A long time resident
of Aurora, Boldt is
thrilled to be able to host
her event at the Centre.
Guided by Wise Elder, the reader witnesses
Wise Child's awareness
expand and unfold to a
Her book was recently
released in hardcover from Looking Glass
It is 32 pages, and
"What kind of a party
would it be without
cake?" she said.
A special guest
appearance will be made
For the author, this endearing story is a vision, a promise, and a dream come true. After years of
working in advertising, marketing and sales, Joanna's career came to a crashing halt when a
vehicle accident almost
claimed her life.
Many years of surgeries
and rehab gave
She is a long-time
resident of Aurora.
The author is available for readings, workshops, and fundraisers
York Region Media Group, February 9, 2010
Book teaches young readers to look at world differently.
Book teaches young readers to
By Amanda Persico
An author and illustrator encourage children to see the world in a new light in their book, I See Me.
Author Joanna Boldt and illustrator Cheryl Uhrig came together to create a story centred
"It's a simple book with a simple message," said Ms Boldt, an Aurora resident and first-time author.
In the book, Wise Elder takes Wise Child by the hand to discover a wonderful world outside the
"Children often see the world as it relates to them. This book teaches us to see new things and see everything."
The story sat in a file cabinet for almost five years before it was published.
"The writing came quickly
It was a chance encounter at a yoga class that helped bring to life Ms Boldt's story.
"It was my new year's
It took less than a year for the duo to create pictures and rhymes and get the book published.
"The more we talked, the more (Ms Boldt's) passion became contagious," Ms Uhrig said. "The delightful story
The story takes a spiritual approach to nature using bears as the main characters.
Throughout the story,
"Kids understand the magic and mystery of nature," Ms Boldt said. "Adults can sometimes lose that."
At the end of the book, there is a list of all the animals captured in the story, including each
Ms Boldt is working on two other stories and hopes to publish them in the next year. Meanwhile, Ms Uhrig is working on illustrations for a catch-all cookbook for The Golden Rescue, a golden retriever rescue and adoption agency.