Today’s Creative Kid has a ton of talent! Meet Emma Wosje, author and illustrator of the book “Red the Cardinal.”
How old are you and in what grade?
I am in 5th grade and I am 11 years old.
HEY! Me too! Which do you like better, writing or illustrating?
I love illustrating a little bit more than writing, because it has been easier for me to express myself and my feelings with visual art more than with writing. Writing is something that I am still learning to master and I am enjoying it very much! I have been doing visual artwork for quite awhile — in a pretty serious way, but I didn’t start to really get serious about writing until this year. For fun, my mom contacted a teacher to tutor me in writing and, I think, that has helped me to figure out how to express myself and my feelings in my writing.
Red the Cardinal
By Emma Wosje
Published on Lulu.com by Emma Wosje on January 31, 2013
24 pages – ages 5+
Red the Cardinal has a great message that kids and adults will love (and the cover art is awesome)!
The mean Mr. Oris, a horned owl, keeps stealing Red the cardinal’s food. Red is upset, and takes his frustrations out by makes things hard for a couple of house finches nearby. Red learns that just because YOU are bullied, doesn’t mean that you can bully others!
Emma was nice enough to answer some questions about herself!