Written and illustrated by Alexis St. John
This book contains some of the sketches and doodles that I created over the years and kept in a scrapbook. Most entries were impromptu scribbles on little bits of paper that were within reach when I would get a sudden desire to draw. I initially saved them as possible ideas for artwork to be developed later. Some I did turn into paintings, but the scrapbook doodles had a more intimate connection to the original experience. I’ve grown to love the quickly drawn figures just the way they are. Through the years, they’ve provided comfort, guidance, and tangible reminders of my experiences. I decided to honor the gratitude I have for the scrapbook by creating a book to share with others.
Finn Finds a Friend
Ages 4 - 8
Written by Jenna Grodzicki, Illustrated by Alexis St. John
Finn is not your typical lemon shark. He likes to frolic and have fun in the water. But his brothers’ and sisters’ idea of fun is lying completely still on the ocean floor - BORING! While out searching for new friends, Finn encounters a sea turtle who hides in a rock cave. Clearly, he must want to play hide and seek. Then he comes across some humans who scream, “SHARK!!!” when he approaches. Obviously, they must be excited to see him. Will Finn ever find a friend who can see beyond his sharky appearance?