Fun with Patterns and Costumes of Asia
By Celeste Heiter; Illustrations by René Pulido
Fashion Asia presents the Asian continent to grade school-age children through rich textiles, intricate patterns and elegant fashions. From Afghanistan to Vietnam, twenty Asian countries are represented. Coloring pages featuring traditional garments and historic landmarks are paired with activities that include fabric and outfit design. Each section provides a creative opportunity for artistic exploration, as well as for a unique way of learning about each country’s rich cultural heritage.
Celeste Heiter is a freelance writer and graphic artist with a fascination for Asian culture. She also has a background in tailoring and fashion design. She is the author of several books published by ThingsAsian Press, including Ganbatte Means Go For It, Vignettes of Japan, Five Seven Five, and The Sushi Book. Celeste lived for two years in Tokyo, and currently resides in California’s Napa Valley with her son Will, who was born in Japan.
René Pulido, illustrator and caricature artist, is a native and resident of California’s Napa Valley. René spent much of his childhood in Morelia, Mexico, where he studied art and later worked as a graphic designer. Although René’s cultural roots are in Mexico, he has a keen appetite for international culture. In addition to his talent as an illustrator, René works as a caricature artist at parties and special events around the San Francisco Bay Area.
2010, 8 1/2 x 11 inches; 224 pages; paperback; activity book