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.

Let me know what you think and how we can collaborate to make the world a better and more exciting place!

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:

List of Resources and Activity Sheets


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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.

Download Shapes PDF

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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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May The 4th Be With You!

Posted on May 4, 2020

Star Wars May The 4th Be With You by QuietYell and Scott Monaco | www.QuietYell.com

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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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Happy St. Patrick’s Day 2020!

Posted on Mar 16, 2020

Whether at the end of a rainbow or the bottom of a mug, may luck be with you to find your pot o’ gold.

Leprechauns, Pots of Gold at the Ends of Rainbows, Four Leaf Clovers, Horseshoes, and other St. Patrick's Day and Irish Illustrations by Scott Monaco of QuietYell™ | www.QuietYell.com

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Perhaps it is the 1/4 Irish in me, but I’ve always delighted in the ideas of following rainbows to get to pots of gold (does a rainbow come from the pot of gold or does it start elsewhere and find its way to the pot of gold?), the leprechauns that guard it or are stumbled upon out-and-about, and the luck a four-leaf clover may bring.

I recall searching for four-leaf clovers as a child (not as much as an adult…) but alas, I never found one (probably because I don’t think we had clovers of any sort in our yard…). Large rainbows tantalized, yet, my parents frowned upon going on long adventures to reach the end, and I never saw tiny pots of gold at the end of the rainbows I often tried to create from the garden hose.

I’ve always been a fan of leprechauns, fairies, brownies, elves, imps, Smurfs, and the like. Maybe that’s why I’ve always super loved action figures as perhaps they provided a connection to a world of miniature, humanlike supernatural beings. I’ve taken the tricky, crafty, mischievous, selfish nature of leprechauns to heart (I suppose too much so if one were to ask my wife about my behavior). While I never saw them as mean, cruel or evil, it has always seemed that as much as they may not trust humans, we ought to place no trust in their words. Thus, I’ve always preferred representations of leprechauns to have at least a wee bit of naughty to their look. Cute and kind looking leprechauns never seemed to capture any of the leprechauns I’ve met. Of course, one could say that they are surely to be the worst offenders by feigning a trustworthy persona through charm & flattery — us extraordinarily cute people know a thing or two about this.

I guess none of this really has anything to do with foundation of Saint Patrick’s Day as a commemoration and celebration of the missionary, from which the day derives its name, and arrival of Christianity to Ireland — a day to rejoice in for sure. However, with all these fun mythological creatures and stories, how can one resist not enjoying them too?

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Game Assets Added

Posted on Aug 12, 2019

More game assets have been added — Valentine’s Day, Easter, St.Patrick’s Day, Flowers, Balloons, Beer, Chocolate, Gold, and more!

Go over to the assets section and see them at larger size. More to come soon!

QuietYell.com/portfolio/assets/

QuietYell & Scott Monaco : New Game Assets Added


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The Animoodles™ Celebration Poster

Posted on Jun 15, 2019

A new painted illustration added! : The Animoodles™ Celebration Poster

A poster celebrating the joyful story and achievements of The Animoodles™ plush toys by Marissa Louie & team, including two successful Kickstarter campaigns, the prestigious Women In Toys recognition & award of Marissa Louie, many industry & retail accolades, and many more, not to mention simply bringing the innovative, fun, cute, and diversity-focused dream into reality.

Learn more about Animoodles and purchase your’s at: www.TheAnimoodles.com

The Animoodles™ Celebration Poster by Scott Monaco of QuietYell™ for Marissa Louie, founder of The Animoodles™ Plush Toys : www.TheAnimoodles.com

Vintage and Grayscale Variants
Vintage and Grayscale Variants of The Animoodles™ Celebration Poster by Scott Monaco of QuietYell™ for Marissa Louie, founder of The Animoodles™ Plush Toys : www.TheAnimoodles.com


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