Release #6-02
September 12, 2002

Artwork of Jupiter Scientific Illustrator to Be on Display in Museum

    The Museum of Children's Art (MOCHA) is presenting its annual "Then & Now Exhibition" featuring the works of more than 25 children's book illustrators. Among the exhibitors is Stuart Samuel, who wrote and illustrated the counting picture book entitled One! Two! Three! This Book 's for Me!, which is being published by Jupiter Scientific. Artwork from the book has been selected for display.

    One interesting aesthetic aspect is how images on different pages are connected by various elements such a red farm fence, a rugged mountain range, a dark brown barn with a red roof, and what-seem-to-be personified trees and clouds. The pictures are simple, use bold colors, and are especially designed to appeal to the young child.

    The "Then & Now Exhibition" takes place from September 17 to December 31 in MOCHA, located at 538 Ninth Avenue in downtown Oakland. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10-6 and Saturdays from noon to 5 pm. A reception on Oct 5 from 5-7 pm is open to the public and children are welcome to attend. For more information, call 510-465-8770 or visit the website

    One! Two! Three! This Book 's for Me! teaches the 2-3 year-old toddler about numbers, colors, the alphabet and a host of other important early-learning issues. For the 4-5 year old, the book assists the parent in teaching a child to read by simplifying the process: It uses catchy repetitive phrases, is written entirely in capital letters with consistently color-coded text, has rhythmic, rhyming sentences, and places small images beneath certain words as a reading aid. It also features a nice word/picture glossary. For more information, see The book can be ordered from or by calling the Book Clearing House at 800-431-1579 and will be in bookstores in November.

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