Scavenger Scout: Rock Hound

An award-winning children's book for ages 4 – 8. The first book in a series, Scavenger Scout is a young rock hound who regales us with her fantastical stories of how she acquired each of the real-life rocks in her collection. The stories she tells are more fantasy than reality, but the rocks she hunts are real. She haggles with a host of characters in order to take home her treasured stones.

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Scavenger Scout is one of the few STEM-inspired picture books that feature a female main character. Scout uses engineering and science in order to overcome challenges throughout the book.

As an illustrator, I used the language of color to help tell this vibrant story. I chose a vibrant color palette that compliments the rock in each section. My job was to bring the story written by Shelby Wilde and all characters to life, to create the different worlds where Scout is having her adventures and where she found each rock.

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September 24, 2018