Percy’s Planetary Surprise

Percy's Planetary Surprise Children's illustration

Percy's Planetary Surprise Children's illustration

Percy's Planetary Surprise Children's illustration

Percy’s Planetary Surprise Children’s illustration

“A tale of a pig alone on a desolate planet who receives a surprise that changes his life forever.

Percy lives a lonely existence, in a barren planet, until one day, when he receives a visit from a few hundred friends that descend on his home and begin to turn a new chapter in his life.  Come journey with Percy and his friends as we follow them through several decades of passing time, compressed in less than 32 pages of this wonderful story, illustrated by Hungarian artist Andras Balogh.  It’s a story of friendship and family that will be enjoyed by all.”
-Raymond Macalino
Published: July 1, 2013
Client: Raymond Macalino (Crystal Mosaic Books)
Links: amazon.com

Taro-San the Fisherman and the Weeping Willow Tree

Taro-San the Fisherman and the Weeping Willow Tree book illustration

Taro-San the Fisherman and the Weeping Willow Tree book illustration

Taro-San the Fisherman and the Weeping Willow Tree book illustration

Taro-San the Fisherman and the Weeping Willow Tree book illustration

“The actual written story is not only touching, it is also well-worded and evenly paced. Hatch found a great artist to craft wonderful illustrations in a traditional Japanese style that fits the words perfectly… Buy this book!”

- Jim Kleefeld, M-U-M, vol. 102, number 10 (March 2013)

“Taro-san the Fisherman and the Weeping Willow Tree is a beautiful children’s book that should be in every library and for that matter every home where intelligent parents wish to have quality cross cultural education and enchanting stories for their children.

Every page has thoughtful narration of a gentle story of the dream of Taro-san to become a fisherman. The magic of the Kanji characters painted with a brush on the hull of the boat, cast a spell to disguise it as the Willow Tree where Taro-san caught fish as a child. Yokishige Kadoya has made the translations next to the English text of the story written by Richard Hatch. Japanese Kanji characters with English show children the cross cultural nature of language. It also gives this book appeal, to be read to children in Japan as well.

The masterful Illustrations are by Andras Balogh and remind one of the beautiful water colors and block prints of Japanese master artist Hokusai during the Edo Period. (circa, 1830)

In addition to having written this wonderful book, Richard Hatch is one of the most incredible Magicians in the country. He combines storytelling with magic. Richard and his wife do a live version with the “Nankin Tamasudare”, in which a bamboo mat is transformed into a myriad of figures to illustrate the story. Rosemary Hatch performs music on the Violin to match the narration and punctuate the magical transformations for Richard’s story.”

-David Sharp ( amazon.com customer review )

“An exquisite choice for juvenile audiences age 7 and up.”

Children’s Bookwatch, Vol. 23, no. 2 (February 2013)

Published: December 9, 2012

Client: Richard Hatch

Links: amazon.com

Bubba And The Sweet Pea

Bubba and the Sweet Pea Children's illustration

Bubba and the Sweet Pea Children's illustration

Bubba and the Sweet Pea Children's illustration

Bubba and the Sweet Pea Children's illustration

Bubba and the Sweet Pea Children’s illustration

“ Andras bringing to life the story of ‘Bubba and the Sweet Pea,’ your attention to detail is phenomenal! Your warm and genuine nature is captured in your work.Allowing me to add my personal touches in your artwork, you have made the book even more sentimental to me.You made the experience of working with you priceless.Thank you for turning my book into a masterpiece.I hope to have another opportunity to work with you again.”

-Gladys Boutros, author

Published: June 6, 2012

Client: Gladys Boutros

Links: official page, app store, amazon.com, kindle version

Damien And The Dragon Kite

Damien And The Dragon Kite Children's Illustration cover

Damien And The Dragon Kite Children's Illustration

Damien And The Dragon Kite Children’s Illustration

“This is a cute book, mostly pictures with just a few words. A day at the beach everyone is flying kites but Damien is trying to get his Dragon to fly. He pushes, pulls tries everything but to no avail. When his sister suggests to say “please” and he asks his dragon “Please” suddenly he is flying! Only a few words leaves a lot to imagine. A couple activities at the end, a dot to dot and how to draw a dragon. Good message.”

-Tina ( amazon customer reviews )

Published:February 24, 2012

Client: Raymond Macalino, Crystal Mosaic Books

Links: amazon.com, kindle version

Little Red Riding Hood app

Red Riding Hood Children's illustration

Red Riding Hood Children's illustration

Red Riding Hood Children's illustration

Red Riding Hood Children’s illustration

“Little Red Riding Hood app is based on a famous fairy tale about a young girl and a big bad wolf. One of the most popular fairy tales from the 18th Century, Little Red Riding Hood has retained its fan following even amongst today’s generation. It is heartwarming story of a young girl and her encounter with a big bad wolf. It emphasizes the importance of listening and being obedient to one’s parents.
Red Riding Hood is a part of the Auracle line from Auryn.”

-Auryn Inc.

Published: 2011

Client: Auryn Inc.

Links: app store

Love You Back !

Love You Back! Children's illustration

Love You Back! Children's illustration

Love You Back! Children's illustration

Love You Back! Children’s book illustration

“This story was wonderful. It was very touching and reminded me that life is too short to ignore the small stuff. Something as simple as saying,I love you, is worth more than all the gold in the world. Story: 5 The story played out like a beautiful song. I could almost hear the melody in my head as the story progressed. It was very well written and it was written from the heart. The words clearly echoed those of someone that loved their grandparents very dearly. The story was genuine and that is hard to come by. My favorite part of the book was the end. There is a page with just lines and a salutation that says, Dear____;. This is the perfect gift for grandparents everywhere. Illustrations: 5 So wonderful! The images and the story go together perfectly. They were so whimsical and intriguing. It was almost as if the images were coming to life on the pages of the book. I love the colors and the emotion on the faces of the characters. They were the perfect compliment to a lovely story. I strongly urge you to support this author and purchase this wonderful book. Grandparents everywhere will love it. The Overall Ahgoo Review rating is: 5 The author can also be found on Facebook at: Facebook: Love You Back!”

–Ahgoo Review

Published: June 28, 2011

Client: Umesh Shukla

Links: official siteamazon.com, app store