Chicago, IL (PRWEB) December 11, 2006
Author/illustrator Chet Spiewak combines great storytelling with amazing 3D computer-generated graphics to create a new holiday classic, "An Ornaments' Tale" (ISBN 0978582705). Designed for children ages 4-8, this picture book touches on timeless themes as it weaves an exciting storyline backed with stunning artwork.
Percy, a timid toy soldier ornament, peers through a hole in the attic floor, overjoyed to see that a fresh Christmas tree has just arrived. Barely able to hold his excitement, he runs to tell his Christmas ornament friends. Anticipation fills their hearts, and they joyfully being to prepare themselves, shaking off the dust and getting ready for the tree. They jump back in the box, and patiently wait until they feel the box moving; they are sure they're on their way downstairs.
Percy and his friends soon discover that an obnoxious gang of Halloween ornaments have hidden their box at the back of the attic, and it seems they are going to miss Christmas this year. Determined not to let anything spoil their visions of spreading holiday cheer, the friends bravely make their way out of the attic and down to the tree. They must work together if they are going to make the harrowing journey.
"An Ornaments Tale" follows a timid Percy as he slowly gains confidence with each turn. He eventually confronts Skitter with a kind gesture, and reverses the feud between the Christmas and Halloween ornaments. This lively tale teaches children that Christmas isn't only about receiving presents; sometimes there is a bigger reward when one does the giving.
Spiewak's remarkable 3D computer generated illustrations awaken the vivid imagination of children. From sketches and storyboards to imaging and special effects cameras, this elaborate design process has produced spectacular 3D illustrations. Anyone staring at the graphics will have a sense of being on the page and in the scene, right next to the rest of the ornaments! This story truly comes alive in the hearts and minds of children. With subtle messages of never giving up, and the importance of friendship, Percy, and his friends - old and new - discover the true meaning of Christmas this year.
Chet Spiewak lives in Chicago, IL and is a self-taught artist, focused on fusing entertaining story writing with the realism and depth generated by 3-D graphics. He works in the service industry for Canon, and began CWS Studios in 2000 as a vehicle for distributing computer generated cartoon products to the public. He is currently working on a four-part graphic novel series for 8-13 year-olds called "Vinny the Bug Man", starring a shrunken bug exterminator trapped in the insect underworld. His Christmas debut "An Ornaments' Tale" (ISBN 0978582705) can be purchased at online bookstores. For more information, visit http://www.cws-studios.com/tales.htm