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11/8/17 - Grateful to SLJ TV, Kids Travel Books, Lets Talk Picture Books with Mel Schuit, Annette Bay Pimentel, International Literacy, Teacher Dance, Bustle, for sharing Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos

10/18/17 - I’m super excited to be participating this week at the 2017 Virginia Children’s Book Festival, hosted by Longwood University in Farmville, VA. This annual 3-day event (Oct 19, 20, & 21) brings together prominent children’s authors, illustrators, and the general public to foster the enjoyment of reading among Virginia’s youth. The festival open the public without an entrance fee. Children, parents, grandparents, book collectors, and interested members of the public are all welcome to attend.

10/17/17 - In collaboration with The Virginia Children’s Book Festival, I’m proud to share: Welcome! / ¡Bienvenidos!: The Art and Illustration of John Parra, at the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts. The show is the largest exhibition of my original artwork and illustration on display, with close to ONE HUNDRED selected pieces from my 20year career. The work includes art from my children’s books, illustration projects, and fine art paintings. This will be the final week for the exhibition finishing with a closing artist reception on Friday, Oct. 20th, from 6-8pm. Happy and looking forward to seeing each and everyone there.

10/13/17 - Over at ALL THE WONDERS, author Monica Brown and I had a blast speaking with Matthew Winner about our new picture book, Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos. Listen to the podcast interview now.



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