Book Launch Party and Valentine Craft with Brizida Margo

Saturday, February 4, 2023
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Get into the Valentine's Day spirit with a storytime featuring Let Me Call You Sweetheart, a picture book celebrating love and over 50 terms of endearment. Written by Mary Donovon and illustrated by Brizida Magro. After storytime, Brizida will lead attendees in making Valentine's day cards.

The craft will be geared towards ages 3 and up, but all ages are welcome to attend.

What do you call the ones you love the most? Acclaimed author Mary Lee Donovan and illustrator Brizida Magro’s Let Me Call You Sweetheart is a playful, sometimes silly, and always cozy picture book that features more than fifty terms of endearment from around the world. Perfect for bedtime, for building vocabulary, for baby showers, and for gift giving all year long.

Brizida Magro is a Boulder, Colorado-based illustrator. Brizida holds a BFA in Illustration from Brigham Young University and an MFA in Graphic Design from Utah State University.

She is passionate about rock climbing, wandering the world and bringing stories to life. She works primarily in digital media, often with an analog touch that incorporates collage, gouache, and china marker. She enjoys simplicity, whimsy, wee characters, and collecting vintage papers.

Raised by her grandmother and sister, she spent her childhood in a small Portuguese fishing town. Growing up, they would often make things by hand as a family. Her childhood has greatly influenced her current work, which blends together the innocence of vintage children’s art, the naiveté of folk art, and frolicking adventures through mountains and deserts.

The artist is represented by the fine folks at The Bright Agency.Her children's publishing client list includes: Albert Whitman, Green Willow, Harper Collins, Walker Books, Scholastic Asia, and Penguin Random House.