Updated: Feb 7
Qamber Kids is proud to share the debut release of author Justine Scire, Betty for President. Written to empower children to believe in and follow their dreams, this beautifully illustrated picture book will delight parents and kids alike. Betty may be a skunk, but she knows she's more than qualified to be the very best neighborhood president. Learn more about Betty's journey, and discover how illustrator Joanna Pasek created the look of our favorite new heroine!
Betty is a spunky skunk with big dreams of being neighborhood president. She is smart, brave and an excellent problem solver. But not everyone thinks she should be president. Betty must be strong and believe in herself in order to achieve her dreams.
Beautifully illustrated and heart-warming, Betty for President aims to empower kids to never give up and always BELIEVE in yourself.
Crafting a Character
When creating a picture book, one of the first things we do is develop character sketches. The process can sometimes take a while as we work with both artists and authors to get the design just right. When it came time to design Betty the skunk and her neighborhood friends, Joanna Pasek had an innate sense of the exact direction we should go. It was a match made in designer heaven and we think you'll agree!
~Mrs. Fox and Mr. Giraffe~
About the Author
Justine Scire lives in Central Florida with her husband, curious daughter, and two dogs. She is an avid Disney fan, who makes frequent trips to visit the infamous mouse and his friends. She enjoys having tea parties, trying new foods and traveling with her family. Most importantly she loves creating new characters and worlds her daughter adores and she hopes you will too. Always use your imagination!
About the Illustrator
Joanna Pasek is a freelance illustrator from Poland. She works in watercolor, ink, and pencils, mixing them freely. She has collaborated with self-published authors and publishers, creating illustrations for more than 20 children’s books. Reading books and illustrating books are two things she loves to do.
We hope you enjoyed meeting Betty! Stay tuned for news on future Betty books and other upcoming releases by visiting Justine Scire's Facebook Page. Happy reading!