Alumna Publishes Children’s Book for E-Readers, Featured on Design Blog

March 29th, 2011 by Amanda Fondriest
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"Amanda and Max, Friends" is available on all e-readers.

“I have become an e-book convert, and I am very excited to announce my first children’s e-book picture book, called Amanda and Max, Friends,” said Illustration alumna Patti Gay (CCAD 1979) in an interview with design blogger Kate Harper.

Gay continued, “Although I still love the feel of a real book in my hands, I can see the advantage of having a reading device instead. If you are traveling with a child, it’s great to have several books in an e-reader instead of dragging a stack of them around with you. It is just a different reading experience.”

Amanda and Max, Friends is about an orange tabby cat and a wee dachshund pup exploring what it means to be a friend. Each page is written and illustrated to give both child and parent a grin. Amanda and Max are also blogging. Follow them here.

Gay’s experience as an art director at Portal Publications helped to give her a good feel for the gift industry. She has done illustration work for cards, gift bags, mugs, stickers, clings, stationery, plates and gift wrap for a wide variety of clients. She has also done illustrations for children’s books, magazines and advertising promotions.

Read the entire interview here.

And to learn more about Gay, visit her website.

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4 Responses to “Alumna Publishes Children’s Book for E-Readers, Featured on Design Blog”

  1. Lori Eslick says:

    I am so amazed with your talents!

    you go girl!!

    Lori Eslick

  2. Bogdan Terente says:


  3. Tom says:

    Awesome, well done!

  4. Rob Towner says:

    I am definitely going to check this one out! adorable!