Rita Goldner, Author/Illustrator of Children's Picture Books
Author/Illustrator Makes Learning Fun for Kids
Rita Goldner received a Bachelor of Arts degree with a concentration in Art Education from Rhode Island College. Rita is a full-time author and illustrator of children's picture books. She experiments with a variety of media while designing a character, page composition, or layout. For the final version, she paints digitally. Rita is currently a published and listed member of SCBWI. She teaches workshops on plein air painting and a monthly volunteer art class for veterans.
“I am excited about children’s picture books, and as a former elementary school teacher, I’m trying to help young readers find a fun way to learn.”
The most important thing the author wants readers to gain from her book:
I want children to discover that learning can be fun, and I want to raise the bar in the quality of children's literature.
Why the author is an authority on the subject of her book:
My book, Orangutan: a Day in the Rainforest Canopy, entailed extensive research on wild orangutans, including an ongoing communication with the director of an international orangutan rescue foundation. He is a veterinarian specializing in orangutans, and he fact-checked the text and illustrations in my book.
Speaking Engagements and School Presentations:
My presentation, from 45 minutes to an hour, comprises a story reading, discussion and Q & A about orangutans, and a simple sketching exercise, suitable for grades K-3.
Willing to travel