Little Blue Planet is a lighthearted tale about hope and friendship, inspired by and published in honor of Jon Riggs. The story highlights the importance of keeping dreams close to the heart, while engaging children and adults alike with dazzling illustrations and a fun rhyme scheme. A lonely little blue planet's wish for a friend is heard by the loving sun, and so begins the eternal friendship between the earth and moon. All will surely be enchanted by this cheery spin on how the sun, moon, and earth accompany each other in outer space, bonded through the magic of dreams.
Jon Riggs (1959-2011) grew up in southern California and spent the majority of his creative life living and working in Laguna Beach, CA. For the past twenty years, he worked as an art director, creative consultant, and set designer for major movie studios and in commercial and broadcast media production houses. His strong creative spirit inspired many, and the deep connection he felt with the earth and his surroundings was part of what made his life exceptional. Sadly, Jon Riggs passed away far too soon in the fall of 2011. This book, inspired by his playful artwork and the sweet story he wrote on a whim long ago, is dedicated to his two daughters. Little Blue Planet has been proudly published in memory of his life. Alexandria Nazar received her degree in Fine Arts and History from UC Davis in 2011; shortly thereafter she moved back to the San Francisco Bay Area to pursue a career in the arts. Though her training was in fine arts, Nazar's true love is illustration -- collaborating with local writers and poets, she loves to bring the written word to life. Editor Corrine R. Evanoff has long-desired to fuse her love of the written word with the sprightly joy she feels when entertaining children, and the result is her first book-editing project, "Little Blue Planet." She holds a B.A. in History from Sonoma State University, works at a publishing house in Marin, and does freelance editorial work in her spare time. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.