Now What? by Brenda Faatz ~ Book Feature
Now What? by Brenda Faatz is perfect for inspiring early readers to make the most of cold or dreary days. This book was written with young children ages 4 to 8 in mind. So if you know of a little one in that age group this book would be a great fit.
Now What? by Brenda Faatz ~ Book Review
Now What? is a celebration of the imagination, friendship, and what a beautiful gift it is to live in the present. From Brenda Faatz and Peter Trimarco — the same creative team that has been serving the Denver community over the past decade with the Notable Kids Theatre and Arts Center — this playful tale features a quirky heroine, her amusing animal sidekick, a new neighbor, and subtle yet effective messaging.
A Meaningful Message for Early Readers: Now What? Celebrates Gift of the Present
From the creators of the critically-acclaimed, It’s Just So… book series comes the gift of imagination with the playful new children’s book Now What?. Award-winning author Brenda Faatz and illustrator Peter Trimarco craft humor and mindfulness into a picture book that speaks to young and old alike.
Now What? celebrates friendship, whimsy, and the power of good old-fashioned, screen-free fun through the adventures of precocious, redhead Lizzy, her amusing animal sidekick, and Luna, a new neighbor from the Caribbean, as they discover ways to entertain themselves through an otherwise very gray day!
The contagiously enthusiastic Lizzy and her story spring to life, with lyrical rhyme, colorful illustrations, and playful onomatopoeia. There are new friends, new discoveries, and the new realization that often, the best of times are “right now.”
Written with young children ages 4 to 8 in mind, Now What? has been praised by Kirkus Reviews as “A lively, innovative story of friendship that encourages readers to think creatively
With its subtle yet effective messaging, Now What? is an engaging picture walk for little ones, a fun read-aloud for older kiddos, and gives readers of all ages a little something to giggle and think about.
Now What? is available on Amazon and your favorite bookseller.
About the Author
Brenda Faatz has an undeniable connection with children. Some say it’s because they instinctively know “one of their own.” A graduate of the University of Northern Colorado with a degree in Musical Theatre, Brenda is a professional singer, dancer, actor, writer, and director. Having established herself on stages from Minneapolis to Aspen, Boulder, and Denver, Brenda has turned her talents to creating fresh content for youngsters. She has penned music, lyrics, and scripts for original musical theatre works for children and is the founder and director of the Notable Kids Arts Center in Denver. While collaborating with her husband and illustrator Peter Trimarco, Brenda has authored the award-winning It’s Just So … children’s book series.
About the Illustrator
Peter Trimarco started his professional doodling career as an editorial cartoonist before turning to commercial art and designing packaging for both the film and music industries. Along the way, he also established himself on the business side of music as an executive producer and creative director on over 40 productions, with two going on to garner Grammy nominations. Currently focusing on children’s book publishing, he is on the Board of IBPA and is serving as President of the CIPA Education and Literacy Foundation in Colorado. In addition to designing album covers and book covers, he is the illustrator of Ella McBella In The Dark by Laura Pells, and the It’s Just So … book series.