I live in Mar del Plata, Argentina. My career in architecture morphed quickly after the birth of my first child. My growing love for children's books inspired me to venture into book illustration. For over a decade, I've joyously followed my passion for drawing and illustration.
Based on a true story, Cricket on the Stairs is about Cookie, a little cricket who goes on a great adventure inside a downtown building only to discover that she cannot find her way out and back to her home and family in the park where she lives. This is ultimately a story about how important it is to never, ever give up since we never know just how close we really are to what we are seeking in our lives.
friend, but learns quickly that others do not like him simply because he is a snake.
The themes of treating others well, regardless of how they look on the outside, and being brave and selfless in frightening situations will resonate with the young reader and parents alike.
The author of this book is not an author in the true sense of the word. He is an engineer, a manufacturing executive, and an inventor. More importantly, though, he is a father. It was storytime with his young children, Megan & Brian, that was the inspiration for this story. The kids preferred "made up stories" to just reading a book.
This peek into the lives at Grayson Farm follows a delightful goat named Henry who seems desperate to know what he is –– only to discover (with the help of his animal friends) that it's who he is that counts.
This story is about an educator saying to a child, "So what are you going to do with that booger?" It is a humorous journey in which the student learns what not to do with a booger, that is until the very end of the story. This book is helpful for families, educators, preschool or nursery school children, and anyone who knows of someone who picks their nose.
Spend a week with a new furry friend: Waffles the guinea pig! Perfect for preschoolers, “A Week with Waffles” invites you into the world of the loving pet who lives with her buddy, Tom.
Meet Mason is a short sweet story that explains who he is, what it is like to be blind and what makes him so uniquely special! It's purpose is to teach children about other children who are blind or may have a special need.
"Marina is marvelous, magnificent, magical and mind-blowingly talented. She has so many gifts as an artist - her sense of color, character, perspective and the sheer beauty and magic she brings to each illustration. Plus, she's super fast and easy to communicate with. I thank my lucky stars I found her!"— Kari Samuels
"Marina brought my words to life through wonderful pictures in a way that still almost takes my breath away. That is not hyperbole. I was truly stunned when she sent the first few color images for my children's picture book, but quickly learned that she is an artistic 'magician."— Chip Womick
"Marina is simply amazing! Wonderful talent, unlike ANY OTHER illustrator that I've ever come across, period."— James Villipigue