Greenwood/Phinney resident Doug Keith, an award-winning artist and illustrator, just returned from a New York trade show, where he signed copies of his soon-to-be-released book, “The Bored Book,” written by Michael Slater.
Keith, who also painted one of the Penuins on the March that will soon migrate throughout the neighborhood before being auctioned off, has illustrated more than 40 books and won an Emmy Award for graphic design. Here’s the publishers’ description of “The Bored Book”:
A brother and sister are bored and irritated visiting their grandfather. There’s no TV, no video games or computers . . . only books! Sent by their grandfather into the attic, they discover a dusty tome that is unlike all the others. When they open it, it expands into a giant map. As the map grows larger and larger, filling the attic, the children fall into adventures that take them all over the world, face to face with sharks, pirates, knights, even an abominable snowman. Suddenly the kids’ visit is anything but boring! This wordless book shows through stunning, luminous illustrations how you can never be bored in a house filled with books.
“The Bored Book” will be released Oct. 15 by Simply Read Books.