When I first met Frank Scicchitano on Linked in, I was truly amazed by his authentic, realistic portraits of baseball heros. More recently, I was fortunate to share his excitement as he completed the illustrations for the children’s book, “Ziny’s Driving School.”  When I enquired about writing this article, being a very modest fellow, Frank asked me to write the article focused mainly on the children’s book and so that is what I am doing!  However…. I did get his permission for you to take a look at his website! Enjoy viewing Frank’s art works at tanoart.com 

ZINY’S DRIVING SCHOOL

Original Original illustration by Frank Scicchitano for "Ziny's Driving School" (c) COPYRIGHTED 2011 All Rights Reserved. Used with permission of the author and artist.

The book Ziny’s Driving School was written by Lynn Hefele, as an aid for physical education teachers  to motivate and educate children through their imaginations.  Ziny’s Driving School is the answer to teaching spatial awareness and safe movement in the gymnasium. By flying with Ziny and Teacha on their very first driving lesson, students will learn the movement vocabulary and locomotor skills necessary to establish a carefree physical education environment.

Original Illustration by Frank Scicchitano for "Ziny's Driving School" (c) COPYRIGHTED 2011 All Rights Reserved Used with the permission of the author and artist.

As well as being an author, Lynn Hefele is a physical education teacher and volleyball coach in the Huntington Union Free School District in Huntington, New York. She was the New York Lottery/Channel WLNY 55 Educator of the Week in 2002, as well as, the recipient of SEPTA’s Distinguished Service Award in 2002 for her work with children in Adapted Physical Education. A graduate of Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts, Lynn holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education and a Master of Science degree in Movement Science with a concentration in Biomechanics.  

Original Illustration by Frank Scicchitano for "Ziny's Driving School" (c) COPYRIGHTED 2011 All Rights Reserved Used with the permission of the author and artist.

Literature Enhanced Physical Education – LEPE, Inc. is Lynn Hefele’s innovative company dedicated to educating and motivating children to move.

Literature Enhanced Physical Education, LEPE, Inc. provides teachers with fictional stories to introduce physical education lessons. Lynn Hefele believes using literature to stimulate a child’s imagination is the key to exercising with purpose. For further information please visit  http://www.lepeinc.com/ 

Original Illustration by Frank Scicchitano for "Ziny's Driving School" (c) COPYRIGHTED 2011 All Rights Reserved Used with the permission of the author and artist.

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Lynn Hefele expresses her heartfelt thanks to the artist, Frank Scicchitano for his excellent illustrations used in “Ziny’s Driving School.”  

To view Frank’s on line portfolio please visit tanoart.com  

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