Biddle to sign copies of new book Sunday


MORE THAN two years of research, writing and illustrating efforts have resulted in the new book, “Eye See Words,” by Fredericksburg artist Sue A. Biddle. The author will be signing copies of the book on Sunday from 2-4 p.m. at InSight Gallery.

Fredericksburg artist and author Sue A. Biddle will be signing copies of her new book, “Eye See Words,” on Sunday, March 23, from 2-4 p.m. at InSight Gallery.

“My original plan was to create a book to help children build their visual, alphabet and vocabulary skills,” Biddle said. “It quickly became a project that spanned generational boundaries.”

Biddle has experience in both areas.

The former art program director for the Boys and Girls Club of the Texas Hill Country in Fredericksburg also has decades of experience working with seniors who have dementia, especially Alzheimer’s.

For the last three years, Biddle has served as program director for the Fredericksburg Adult Brain Boosters Club, a caregiver respite program that uses creativity and peer community contact to stimulate seniors and keep their brains and bodies active.

“Eye See Words” stimulates word play with seniors, challenges older children and their parents to search for words, and encourages pre-readers to look closely, Biddle said.

“Eye See Words” was a two-year-long research, writing and illustrating effort.

Biddle explained that each page of the book focuses on an individual letter of the alphabet and illustrates numerous words that begin with that letter.

The images, she said, involve people, animals and identifiable items in a humorous and nostalgic setting, often with emphasis on art and culture.

Proceeds from the book signing will benefit the Boys and Girls Club.

 

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