Christmas Elf in Graphical and Painted Versions

Posted on Nov 12, 2020

Christmas Elf in Graphical and Painted Illustration Style by Scott Monaco of QuietYell™ | www.QuietYell.com

Elves are making the final preparations for the Christmas season!

Here’s an elf game asset done for a previous Christmas deployment. Shown in both graphical & painted versions.

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Shannan Stanke Article and Glimpse at Children’s Book In Development

Posted on Oct 1, 2020

I’ve been working on a picture book with a heart-breaking, yet very important story on CTE with support for the Concussion Legacy Foundation. The author, Shannan Stanke, and a promotional character illustration of the late Greg Stanke for the book I’m illustrating/designing serves as the feature article of Area Woman Magazine this month. Please take time to read the article on Shannan & Greg Stanke; she’s a really wonderful person that I’ve greatly enjoyed working with. Looking forward to releasing this book in 2021.

Area Woman Oct/Nov 2020 Issue (Shannan is on the cover):
https://issuu.com/areawoman/docs/octobernovember_2020

Direct Link to the Article (Pages 56-61):
https://issuu.com/areawoman/docs/octobernovember_2020/56

Keep up to date with Shannan Stanke:
www.facebook.com/gregstankelegacy

Learn more about CTE, treatments, safety & support at:
www.concussionfoundation.org
www.linkedin.com/company/concussion-legacy-foundation/

I’m a member of SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators):
https://www.scbwi.org/members-public/scott-monaco

Below is a feature image of Greg Stanke’s character in the children’s book. Please make sure to visit the online magazine here.

Character Illustration of Greg Stanke for Children's Book by Scott Monaco of QuietYell | www.QuietYell.com


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“My Mask Design” Coloring Activity Sheet Download Added!

Posted on Jun 4, 2020

While face masks have been frequently worn in Asia for some time now, they are a new practice for children in other parts of the world. It can feel a bit awkward at first, but there’s a world open to explore, and a mask (along with social distancing) can offer some protection in these times. This coloring sheet offers a playfully imaginative world of face mask wearers and the opportunity for the child to design the face mask imagery they would like to see.

NOTE: This “My Mask Design” activity sheet is merely for fun and not a substitute for a real mask. Please consult experts for the appropriate masks to wear and how they may be acquired.

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Right-click on the reference image below to save the PDF download or do so via the button under that.

Coloring Activity Sheet to Design Your Own Face Mask For Fun by Scott Monaco of QuietYell LLC | www.QuietYell.com

Download Counting Clean PDF

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Below are links regarding face masks, including details from the “most comprehensive study to date” paid for by the World Health Organization:

https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/01/health/review-masks-social-distancing-covid-19-wellness/index.html

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/coronavirus/in-depth/coronavirus-mask/art-20485449

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public/when-and-how-to-use-masks

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/diy-cloth-face-coverings.html


Other Coloring Activity Sheet Downloads

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“Counting Clean” Coloring Activity Sheet Downloads Added!

Posted on May 15, 2020

The CDC’s guidance to wash hands for at least 20 seconds has been a great tool for us to practice counting numbers with our 2-year old. So, I made a coloring activity sheet about it! Count the bubbles, count the seconds on the clock, and learn numbers from one-to-twenty in English, Chinese, and Spanish, with some practice numbers.

Learn more about the CDC’s guidance on handwashing:

Right-click on the reference image below to save the PDF download or do so via the button under that.

Coloring Activity Sheet to Learn About Washing Hands For 20-Seconds (Emphasized During the COVID-19 Pandemic Quarantine) and Learning Numbers in English, Chinese, and Spanish by Scott Monaco of QuietYell LLC | www.QuietYell.com

Download Counting Clean PDF

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Other Coloring Activity Sheet Downloads

A “Downloads” section has been added to the site where you can easily go to and share the link to downloads created by Scott Monaco of QuietYell.com.

Simply go to:
QuietYell.com/Downloads/


Freely download activity sheets made by Scott Monaco of QuietYell.com as well as find a long list of resources for children:

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Color Heroes Activity Sheets Added!

Posted on May 4, 2020

A new set of free downloads coloring activity sheets have been added! Color Heroes are here to save the day! Each Color Hero has their color name given in English, Chinese, and Spanish. A color wheel is at the end of the PDF, hinting at how primary colors (Red, Yellow, Blue) can be used to make secondary ones (Orange, Green, Purple). Right-click on the reference image below to save the PDF download or do so via the button under that.

Coloring Activity Sheet to Learn Colors in English, Chinese, and Spanish by Scott Monaco of QuietYell LLC | www.QuietYell.com

Download Color Heroes PDF

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And don’t forget about the shapes activity sheets to freely download:

Shapes Activity Sheet Downloads

Shapes are grouped according to similarity and there are practice sheets of each set with shape names in English, Chinese, and Spanish. Right-click on the reference image below to save the PDF download or do so via the button under that.

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Freely download Color Heroes and the first set about shapes as well as find a long list of resources for children:

List of Resources and Both Activity Sheets

Only Color Heroes Activity Sheets

Only Shapes Activity Sheets

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Happy Easter 2020!

Posted on Apr 8, 2020

Happy Easter! May you have a hoppin’ life to come!

Bunnies, Chickadees, Tulips, Eggs, Chocolate Candy, and more Easter Illustrations  by Scott Monaco of QuietYell™ | www.QuietYell.com

See variations and larger images of these promotional games and boardgames illustrations as well as others here: http://www.QuietYell.com/portfolio/assets/

In our household when I was a child, while we colored eggs in the days leading up to it, Easter morning itself was met with a search for plastic eggs (the colored hard-boiled eggs were used to make macaroni salad and egg salad sandwiches). The penultimate challenge was finding the Easter basket filled with delights (definitely foil-wrapped chocolate bunnies, chocolate-malt eggs, & jelly beans, but also usually little toys & tchotchkes as well). Who would’ve thought that a big basket was actually able to be hidden?!

As I got older (and the same for my younger siblings), the basket wasn’t hidden but withheld. I could only get the basket if I found the white hard-boiled egg, which was often very craftily hidden and quite hard to find. I think my father took a deeply naughty joy at seeing our difficulty to find it since he taunted us so gleefully. There was always that threat of the unfound egg becoming a stinky rotten egg, especially because as he also got older, he would forget where he hid the egg too!

I think the Easter Bunny is a pretty happy fellow. Lots of chocolates & candies, lots of colorful eggs & decor, and lots of playful hiding & finding. But let’s be honest, entering into everyone’s home to hide eggs and give chocolates is a bit looney.

What a great inspiration to my life that bunny has been!

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Sumo Joe Pre-Order Available Now

Posted on Feb 21, 2019

Ahhh! Here is the book I’ve been waiting for with excitement. Two people I admire and delight in have come together to make “Sumo Joe”. Congratulations to Mia Wenjen and Nat Iwata on this book; it’s sure to be wonderful! And congratulations to Lee and Low Books for bringing all of this to the world.

Pre-order on Amazon here (Out May 14th):
https://amzn.to/2Nj9Xa7

About the Book

On Saturday mornings, Sumo Joe is a gentle big brother to his little sister. But on Saturday afternoons, he and his friends are sumo wrestlers! They tie on makeshift mawashi belts, practice drills like teppo, and compete in their homemade dohyo ring. They even observe sumo’s ultimate rule: no girls allowed! But when Sumo Joe’s little sister wants to join in the fun, Sumo Joe is torn between the two things he’s best at—sumo, and being a big brother.Fists, feet, and martial art forms collide in this sweet yet spirited rhyming story by author Mia Wenjen and illustrator Nat Iwata.

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For more info about the book, Mia Wenjen, and Nat Iwata along with a GIVEAWAY! go to:
https://www.pragmaticmom.com/2019/02/sumo-joe-cover-reveal

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The Path by Doug Sirois

Posted on Feb 4, 2019

Ordered & received a delightful children’s book, “The Path” by Douglas Sirois. What a wonderful book that I look forward to enjoying & being inspired by many times over with my son as he grows. Congrats to Schylling Inc. on having such a great creative person on your team.

Buy a gazillion copies at: DougSirois.com/thepath or at Amazon (More info below the image)

About the Book

Micah is upset because he can’t find his imagination.

With helpful suggestions along his journey down a wooded path from some forest friends, Micah learns a few key lessons to help find his imagination before returning home.

A sweet enduring picture book with a how-to-find creativity hook, detailed natural and fantastical illustration, THE PATH is sure to inspire and spark any child’s imagination.

About the Author

Douglas A. Sirois was born and raised in Massachusetts. He has since illustrated and designed everything from toys, children’s books, graphic novels to clothing and apparel. His children’s book, The Path, is Doug’s first book as author and illustrator. After living in sunny southern California for ten years and earning a MFA in illustration, Doug currently resides back in Massachusetts with his wife and two children and a dog named Ginger.

Paperback: 36 pages
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1727881354
ISBN-13: 978-1727881356
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.1 x 8.5 inches

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Mimi’s Cafe Kids Menu

Posted on Mar 2, 2018

I got the pleasure to work with Tiffany McClain of Mimi’s Cafe to do the illustration work for their new kids menu and activity sheets to be used across their 84 restaurant locations.

I am excited to finally be able to share this work! Below is the press release with the PR image followed by a thumbnail grouping of the images I did for the menu and activity sheet that has been made public thus far.

Larger sized images can be viewed in the Painted Illustration Portfolio: QuietYell.com/portfolio/

One of the activity sheets that’s been made public can also be viewed on Mimi’s Cafe website: here through the kids section: http://www.mimiscafe.com/kids )


PR SOURCE:
https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/mimis-promotes-healthier-choices-with-engaging-new-kids-menu-300603147.html

NEWS PROVIDED BY
Mimi’s
Feb 27, 2018, 07:17 ET

Mimi’s Promotes Healthier Choices With Engaging New Kids Menu

Flipbook-style menu lets kids select dishes while creating stories with furry French friends

DALLAS, Feb. 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Mimi’s has launched a creative new kids menu that features healthy choices and an entertaining experience to make ordering fun for even the youngest diners.

The flipbook-style menu is a charming storybook starring Elle and Pierre, a cat-and-dog best-friend duo traveling through France together. The pair help kids select a main dish, side and drink, with each turn of the menu’s three-part pages creating a new scene in the French countryside or city, as Elle and Pierre enjoy picnics, riding trains, dancing – even parachuting.

“We wanted to create a new way for kids to engage with the dining experience and empower them to make their own choices,” said Mimi’s Senior Director of Marketing Tiffany McClain. “Our new kids menu is a fun and interactive way to help children review the menu. They can find the items they like and give their order to the server independently and even nonverbally.”

The menu features new items such as French Toast Dippers, freshly baked Kids Waffle, Kids Cheeseburger or Cheese Quesadillas, as well as longtime favorites Puppy Dog Griddle Cakes, Sliced Grilled Chicken Breast, crispy Chicken Tenders, and Kids Fettuccini with Pomodoro Sauce.

Along with their main dish, kids can also select new beverages with their meal, like Honest Kids Appley Ever After or Super Fruit Punch. Last, they can add healthier items to their meals, such as GoGo squeeZ Applesauce and Yoplait Go-Gurt Strawberry Yogurt, for $0.99 each.

“GoGo squeeZ is thrilled to partner with a fun and exciting brand such as Mimi’s. Our mission at GoGo squeeZ is to make it easier for families to be healthier and happier. We hope kids will be excited about this addition to the Mimi’s kids menu,” said GoGo squeeZ Chief Marketing Officer Helene Caillate.

The entire kids menu is available all day, for kids 12 years and younger. Mimi’s also offers all-day breakfast, every day. For a full menu, locations and hours of operation, go to www.mimiscafe.com/kids.

About Mimi’s 
Founded in 1978 by Arthur Simms, who was stationed in France during World War II, Mimi’s is a neighborhood cafe offering fresh, hand-prepared American-French comfort food and bistro classics for breakfast all day, lunch, dinner and special celebrations. Now owned by Dallas-based Le Duff America, Inc., the North American subsidiary of global bakery-cafe leader Groupe Le Duff, headquartered in Rennes, France, Mimi’s has 84 locations in 16 U.S. states. Mimi’s sources the freshest ingredients, inspiring its scratch-made French bistro classics and American comfort food. A full menu and more information is available at www.mimiscafe.com.

Media Contacts:
Sara Hundley or Curry Heard
SPM Communications
sh@spmcommunications.com or curry@spmcommunications.com
817-329-3257



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Archive of 6,000 Historical Children’s Books (Digitized and Free to Read!)

Posted on Feb 19, 2018

The archive of historical children’s books:
Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature
http://ufdc.ufl.edu/baldwin/all/thumbs

From the OpenCulture.com article:
http://www.openculture.com/2016/08/enter-an-archive-of-6000-historical-childrens-books-all-digitized-and-free-to-read-online.html

We can learn much about how a historical period viewed the abilities of its children by studying its children’s literature. Occupying a space somewhere between the purely didactic and the nonsensical, most children’s books published in the past few hundred years have attempted to find a line between the two poles, seeking a balance between entertainment and instruction. However, that line seems to move closer to one pole or another depending on the prevailing cultural sentiments of the time. And the very fact that children’s books were hardly published at all before the early 18th century tells us a lot about when and how modern ideas of childhood as a separate category of existence began… Enter the Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature here, where you can browse several categories, search for subjects, authors, titles, etc, see full-screen, zoomable images of book covers, download XML versions, and read all of the over 6,000 books in the collection with comfortable reader views. Find more classics in our collection, 800 Free eBooks for iPad, Kindle & Other Devices.


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