Children’s Book Recognized by Greenville Journal

Greenville Journal: Author Matt Pelicano and illustrator Ashley Spikings collaborated to bring Philbert to life. Photo by Will Crooks.

In a September 13, 2018 Greenville Journal article, SJCS sophomore Ashley Spikings and alumni parent Matt Pelicano were recognized for their collaborative work “Philbert LaRue Had a Hole in His Shoe”, a children’s book authored by Pelicano and illustrated by Spikings.

Matt Pelicano, husband of the late Jennette Pelicano who taught at St. Joseph’s for many years, is the father of three children, all of whom attended SJCS. While writing this book, Pelicano sought out a young illustrator to bring his character Philbert to life, and so approached the SJCS visual arts department last year. After reviewing several student proposals, Ashley Spikings was chosen to complete the project.

To read the full story and learn more about the beautiful message of Philbert LaRue, read the full Greenville Journal article here!

Congratulations to Matt Pelicano and Ashley Spikings on this achievement!

“Philbert LaRue Had a Hole in His Shoe” is available online at mattpelicano.comAmazon, and Barnes & Noble.