Fizzy’s Land of Oz is excited to present, A Partridge in The We Tree Book Signing with author and illustrator Ashley Belote. Learn more about Ashley and her amusing collection of children’s books that make reading easy and fun.
Storytime with Ashley
Friday & Saturday-3:00pm- Join us at Fizzy’s as Ashley reads from her original books: The Me Tree, A Partridge in The We Tree and Listen Up, Louella. She will also read excerpts from Frankenslime & Valenslime two humorous books Ashley illustrated about a slime scientist and her latest experiments.
Drawing Lessons with Ashley
Friday & Saturday- 11:00am and 2:00pm- Learn how to draw book characters with a fun art lesson from Ashley. Ashley will teach kids how to draw some of the characters she created and inspire them to create characters of their own.
A Partridge in The We Tree
Bear is back and this time his home, “The We Tree,” is full of holiday cheer… for everyone but Bear. With guests like four flocking birds, three French squirrels, two spruced-up cats, and a partridge in the We Tree, will Bear finally find the holiday spirit? This humorous story is perfect for kids just beginning to read on their own. The early vocabulary and amusing full-color illustrations on every page make reading easy and fun! Created by author & illustrator Ashley Belote
The Me Tree
Bear just wants a tree for himself. No roommates, no guests, just sweet solitude. So he packs up his things, finds a great listing for a spacious tree, and moves in. At first, it's perfect. Just what he wanted. But he soon realizes that his tree might not be just for him... in fact, there seem to be quite a few residents of this tree. Will Bear learn how to share his Me Tree? With hilarious text and illustrations by Ashley Belote, The Me Tree is a story about the ups and downs, sorrows and joys of living together--and finding community even when you're really, really not looking for it. The early vocabulary and amusing illustrations make reading easy and fun! Created by author & illustrator Ashley Belote.
Listen Up, Louella
An overly excited elephant learns to listen with a little help from her new friends. Louella is VERY excited to be at Roar Scout Camp. There's so many fun things for her to do! But Louella is so busy having fun that she doesn't stop to listen to anyone else... Or to realize that maybe her new friends aren't having quite as much fun as she is. When Louella misses an important invitation, it's up to Tarantula and the rest of their friends to help Louella learn to listen and play together. An adorably humorous new picture book from author & illustrator Ashley Belote.
Victoria Franken is a slime scientist. Her experiments lead to amazing slimes. Until, one dark and stormy night, her latest experiment goes awry and her newest creation COMES TO LIFE! A fun picture book twist on horror movies like Frankenstein and The Blob, that also explores the scientific method and the importance of recording observations and results. The author has also included a couple of Victoria’s best slime recipes, although you'll notice the secret formula that brought her slime to life is missing. Written by author Joy Keller & illustrated by artist Ashley Belote.
Victoria Franken, slime scientist, loved her slime. And her slime loved her back. Ever since the dark and stormy night when Victoria Franken brought her slime to life, she and Goop have been great friends, but when Valentine's Day rolls around, Victoria comes to the horrifying realization that while she had many friends, Goop only had her. The only solution is for her to make him a new friend. But when Victoria gets bored waiting for lightning to strike twice, things get a bit out of control! Written by author Joy Keller & illustrated by artist Ashley Belote.
About the Author & Illustrator
Ashley Belote is originally from Terra Alta, WV. She is the illustrator of FRANKENSLIME (Feiwel & Friends, 2021) and VALENSLIME (Feiwel & Friends, 2021). She is the author-illustrator of her solo debut early reader THE ME TREE (Penguin Workshop, 2021) and her solo debut picture book LISTEN UP, LOUELLA (Feiwel & Friends, 2022). She studied traditional animation under the direction of Don Bluth. Ashley is a West Virginia native, and earned her BA from Alderson Broaddus University. She earned her MA in Arts Administration from the University of Kentucky. Her graduate study included a children’s literature and illustration course, The Whole Book Approach, through Simmons College at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. She also serves as the Illustrator Coordinator for the Carolinas chapter of SCBWI.