Local Creative Releases New Mini-Series of Children’s Books
Local creative Suzy Ultman recently added two new children’s books to her line of products. A self-proclaimed “artist, doodler, designer, crafty girl,” Ultman created a tiny world children can explore and relate to in her mini-series of two books, Tiny Town and Tiny Farm.
Suzy Ultman began creating as a young child. From the time she could hold a pair of scissors she was cutting, gluing, drawing, and bringing her ideas to life. She continued to pursue creative outlets, and received her undergrad in graphic design. After some time in the graphic design world, she realized she missed the hands-on creativity of her youth. She spent several months studying illustration, and eventually got back to her creative roots.
When Ultman saw her first professional creation, a stationary set titled Paper Doll Parade, on display at a store, she realized she could make a living creating and selling the things she loved. She has spent the better half of the last decade creating whimsical products geared toward children, as well as adults who are young at heart.
Her latest addition to her product line is a mini-series of children’s books. Tiny Town and Tiny Farm create a world for children to explore. The dye-cut books bring to life the tiny worlds children live in. With Tiny Town, Ultman wanted to help readers realize the connectedness of a community. Having moved around a lot, she knew the importance of finding community. She drew out commonalities that could be found in any town to showcase the global connectivity of communities. She wanted children to visit the tiny post office and tiny bakery in Tiny Town, and realize they can visit a post office and bakery in their own towns and find community there. Tiny Farm complements Tiny Town and allows readers to explore farm life.
Tiny Town and Tiny Farm will be available at Igloo Letter Press in Worthington. There will be a book signing at Igloo for Ultman’s mini-series on Saturday, December 2 from 1 to 4 p.m. Other products, such as bedding, fabric collections, wooden toy sets, doorway tents, posters, prints, and books can be found on her website suzyultman.com.