Touch Me (Pat the Bunny)

Susanne Apgar

    • 20 X 20 inches
    • © 2015
    • Oil on Cradled Wood Panel 
    • Unframed 
  • Storybook: Pat the Bunny by Dorothy Kunhardt | Pat the Bunny is a "touch and feel" book for small children and babies and has been a perennial best-seller in the United States since its publication in 1940. It is not a book in the traditional sense, but more a collection of things to do, such as pat the fake fur of a rabbit on one page, feel a bit of sandpaper that stands for "daddy's scratchy face" on another, and look in a mirror on yet another.

    It was written by Dorothy Kunhardt, who was a successful children's author when she wrote Pat the Bunny for her 3-year-old daughter, Edith. It was partly an experiment in using interactive elements in a book, which was unusual at the time.

  • Susanne Apgar’s artistic impulses appear to have been triggered or perhaps galvanised by a simple surrealist coffee-table art book in her childhood home. Amazed and obsessed by the peculiar images like a fur-covered cup and spoon, long legged elephants and outed inner visions, her path was set. Permission granted.  Susanne was born in New Jersey and raised in Montreal.   After completing a BA she studied Illustration and Design at Dawson College followed by Fine Arts at Concordia University.  She generally works in oils and is currently spending time on gallery work as well as freelancing in editorial, advertising and book illustration. Her paintings are exhibited in galleries across Canada, the U.S and Australia.  She currently works out of Toronto.

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