I Will Survive: A Childrens Picture Book
By: Dino Fekaris and Frederick J. Perren - Lyric Pop/Akashic Books, $16.29
Description: Dino Fekaris and Frederick J. Perrens disco hit sensation I Will Survive â€” popularized by Gloria Gaynor â€” comes to life as an empowering picture book featuring an alien princess living life on her own terms.
Verdict: I Will Survive is an empowering picture book based on Dino Fekaris and Frederick J. Perrens #1 hit song. Gloria Gaynors recording in 1978 became her signature song and was a near-instant success, topping both the Billboard Hot 100 chart and the UK Singles chart.
Considered one of the most important disco offerings ever and embraced by millions across the globe, it remains an anthem and inspiration for marginalized groups everywhere.
Kaitlyn Shea OConnors imaginative illustrations set I Will Survive in a futuristic alien landscape where our heroine demonstrates her strength and resilience by striking out on her own to a boundless future.
I Will Survive will inspire children to follow their dreams, while giving parents and grandparents everywhere a chance to show off some of their best disco moves.
In what has to be one of the most highly-envisioned and most left of center designed illustrated childrens books that I have seen in a long time, what OConnor has done is craft a sci-fi scene scape for one of the most iconic songs of any generation since it was released!
Not an easy thing to do, given all the designs and dance moves that have accompanied it since it was released, OConnors world where an alien princess is living her best life on her own terms, is still, without a shadow of a doubt, an incredibly awe inspiring message (both visually and audibly) for any and all ages to behold!
About the Illustrator - Kaitlyn Shea OConnor is an illustrator and designer hailing from Atlanta, Georgia. She combines traditional skills with digital media to create vibrant, whimsical worlds.
She is a rare hybrid of dog and cat lover, an avid whistler, and she enjoys exploring the great outdoors, trying new cheeses, and cozying up in a nook with a book.
OConnor illustrated the childrens picture books We Got the Beat, with song lyrics by Charlotte Caffey and (Sittin on) The Dock of the Bay, with song lyrics by Otis Redding and Steve Cropper.
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