What happens when Uncle steps on an ant hill? The ants in his pants make him dance, of course, and his dancing skills become famous worldwide. From award-winning author and silhouette artist Clay Rice comes the rhyming tale of an accidental hero. Filled with scenes from countries and cultures around the globe, this lively, silly story is sure to delight children and parents.
SPECIFICATIONS: Hardcover | 254 x 203 mm | Colour | 32 Pages |
Clay Rice is described by author Pat Conroy as a “great talent who combines soul and passion.” Silhouette artistry and storytelling have been in his family for more than eighty years. His grandfather, Carew Rice, was described by poet Carl Sandburg as “America’s Greatest Silhouettist” and travelled worldwide, sharing his mesmerizing cutouts with delighted customers. Each profile silhouette takes Clay about 1 minute, and he estimates that in his thirty-two-year career, he has cut over one million silhouettes.
Clay’s nationwide following has families flocking to have this talented artist create keepsake silhouettes and sign copies of his award-winning children’s book, The Lonely Shadow. His work has been featured in Country Living, The Washington Times, The Atlanta Constitution, Cookie Magazine, and has appeared in the CBS series Army Wives. Clay is the recipient of the Moonbeam Children’s Book Award and the IPPY Award for Children’s Book of the Year. Clay’s landscape scenes and children’s illustrations are sought after by collectors worldwide, and his work is on permanent display at the South Carolina State Museum.
Hip Little One, November 2016 “Written by award-winning author and illustrator Clay Rice Ants ‘N Uncles is not only a true delight to read and admire but also a special piece of art. Using beautiful warm colours and eye catching silhouette art it tells the story of how an ordinary ant bed kicked off a wonderful dancing career.”
School Days, September 2016 “Filled with scenes from countries and cultures around the globe, this lively story is fun to read”
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“Filled with scenes from countries and cultures around the globe, this lively, silly story is sure to delight both children and parents.”