Easton’s Sunny the Horse makes coloring book debut

September 6, 2012 by  

Children visiting the Easton Farmers’ Market will soon have another reason to smile. Sunny the Horse, the popular mascot who often visits the market, will soon have her own coloring book.

The coloring book and story book was illustrated by Skye Bolluyt. Bolluyt is currently a student at Moore College of Art in Philadelphia. According to the market’s manager, Megan McBride, Bollluyt was chosen to illustrate the book based on a submission to the Farmers’ Market Art Auction last year. The Market’s staff determined that she had a whimsical style that was perfect for a children’s book.

The book is titled ‘A Sunny Day’. During the launch of the book this Saturday, September 8, Mayor Sal Panto will read the story at 11:00 am. Sunny the Horse will make an appearance to sign copies of her book and pose for photographs with fans.

The text within the book was written by Carter Lansing – a writer and musician who lives in the Easton area. The launch of the coloring book could be a golden opportunity for print companies in the Easton area. If the book is popular enough, it will soon need to be reprinted.

The Easton Farmers’ Market is the oldest open air market in the country. It first opened in 1752. The market is open outdoors every Saturday, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, from May to November. As of 2012, the market will be open year-round, moving to an indoor location during the winter months.