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Seasons of Joy: Everyday is for Outdoor Play Signed by Author/ Illustrator

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From Wauconda, IL
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This is my first book as both author and illustrator. The illustrations are images of wool paintings that I created to express the joy children experience playing outside through the seasons.

This is the hardcover version of my book that I am offering signed. The unsigned hardcover, paperback and ebook can be found on other online markets in the U.S. and worldwide.

To get a feel for the book see the trailer: https://youtu.be/yEeTrj8A-5I

The pure and simple delight of children playing outside is captured in needle-felted wool paintings created by Claudia Marie Lenart in Seasons of Joy: Everyday is for Outdoor Play. The picture book pairs dreamy images of multi-cultural children, animals, flowers and trees with verse that expresses the joy young children experience in nature's seasons. Children can see themselves in the diverse characters and can be inspired to spend more time playing outdoors and connecting to nature.

-Young children learn through imitation and movement. If that movement is filled with imaginative pictures, they are able to take it up in their whole being and express it outwardly in their play. Claudia Lenart's book Seasons of Joy uses the artistic medium of needle-felted wool to express the joy of children in movement at every season of the year.-
--Barbara Patterson, retired Waldorf Extra Lesson teacher in private practice, author of Beyond the Rainbow Bridge: Nurturing Our Children from Birth to Seven

What a treat to meander through the seasons with these wonderful words and beautiful wool paintings. Claudia is an extraordinary fiber artist who has the special talent of bringing magical scenes to life. A delight for adults and children alike.-
-- Donni Webber, www.TheMagicOnions.com, author of Magical Miniature Gardens and Homes


-In Seasons of Joy, Claudia Lenart uses her beautiful rhyming prose to tell a classic tale of the changing of the seasons and the carefree pleasure of playing outside all year around. The details in every scene are meticulous and refined, down to the distinct wing pattern of a butterfly and the catchlight in a squirrel's eye. This book is exactly what it sets out to be - a joy to read and an inspiration for nature play for children everywhere.-
--Linda Akeson McGurk, journalist, blogger at Rain or Shine Mama, author of There's No Such Thing As Bad Weather

Age Range: 2 - 4 years
Grade Level: Kindergarten - 2
Hardcover
Publisher: Loving Healing Press (April 3, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1615993185
ISBN-13: 978-1615993185
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.2 x 11 inches


If I have the book in stock, I will ship out in 2-3 days. If I am out of stock, it may take a week.
This is my first book as both author and illustrator. The illustrations are images of wool paintings that I created to express the joy children experience playing outside through the seasons.

This is the hardcover version of my book that I am offering signed. The unsigned hardcover, paperback and ebook can be found on other online markets in the U.S. and worldwide.

To get a feel for the book see the trailer: https://youtu.be/yEeTrj8A-5I

The pure and simple delight of children playing outside is captured in needle-felted wool paintings created by Claudia Marie Lenart in Seasons of Joy: Everyday is for Outdoor Play. The picture book pairs dreamy images of multi-cultural children, animals, flowers and trees with verse that expresses the joy young children experience in nature's seasons. Children can see themselves in the diverse characters and can be inspired to spend more time playing outdoors and connecting to nature.

-Young children learn through imitation and movement. If that movement is filled with imaginative pictures, they are able to take it up in their whole being and express it outwardly in their play. Claudia Lenart's book Seasons of Joy uses the artistic medium of needle-felted wool to express the joy of children in movement at every season of the year.-
--Barbara Patterson, retired Waldorf Extra Lesson teacher in private practice, author of Beyond the Rainbow Bridge: Nurturing Our Children from Birth to Seven

What a treat to meander through the seasons with these wonderful words and beautiful wool paintings. Claudia is an extraordinary fiber artist who has the special talent of bringing magical scenes to life. A delight for adults and children alike.-
-- Donni Webber, www.TheMagicOnions.com, author of Magical Miniature Gardens and Homes


-In Seasons of Joy, Claudia Lenart uses her beautiful rhyming prose to tell a classic tale of the changing of the seasons and the carefree pleasure of playing outside all year around. The details in every scene are meticulous and refined, down to the distinct wing pattern of a butterfly and the catchlight in a squirrel's eye. This book is exactly what it sets out to be - a joy to read and an inspiration for nature play for children everywhere.-
--Linda Akeson McGurk, journalist, blogger at Rain or Shine Mama, author of There's No Such Thing As Bad Weather

Age Range: 2 - 4 years
Grade Level: Kindergarten - 2
Hardcover
Publisher: Loving Healing Press (April 3, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1615993185
ISBN-13: 978-1615993185
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.2 x 11 inches


If I have the book in stock, I will ship out in 2-3 days. If I am out of stock, it may take a week.

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For custom orders, I request a 50 percent downpayment before creating an item and payment in full before shipping. I prefer payment in full. For large wool paintings, I do accept a payment plan.

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I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
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Returns and exchange details
I will refund the cost of the item within 7 days, if you are unsatisfied. I request that you return the item. I will not refund shipping.

If the item was damaged during shipping and you did not pay for insurance, you must send me digital photos of the damaged item, to be refunded.

Shipping policies

I ship my needle felted items either USPS First Class or Priority Mail. If you live in an area where packages are at risk of being stolen, please request signature confirmation.

Depending on time of year, it can take one week to 6 weeks. If you need your item by a certain date, please contact me.

I have tracking and delivery confirmation on all packages.

I do not insure items, however, a buyer may request insurance and it will be added to their invoice.

European and overseas buyers, please note that you are responsible for any Customs Charges and you may want to check how much you will be charged, with your customs office before ordering.

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I can create custom orders of any of the creatures or fairies you see in my shop. Change the coloring, the size . . . I am also available to create custom orders from photographs.

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