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This profile was last updated on 10/4/15  and contains information from public web pages.

Illustrator, Teaches Early Childh...

Phone: (708) ***-****  HQ Phone
The ScribbleBooks Company Inc
3000 Kathleen Court
Homewood , Illinois 60430
United States

Company Description: At The ScribbleBooks Company we understand the importance of building self-esteem. We believe children and their parents deserve positive, age-appropriate media...   more
Background

Employment History

  • Creator and Illustrator
    ScribbleMonster
  • Advocate
    ScribbleJim & ScribbleJayne
  • Illustrator
    SCBWI-Illinois
  • Group's Songwriter and Voice
    Chicago-area
  • Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist
    ShysterS Store
  • Ongoing Officer
    Thespian Society
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Web References
Jayne Saniat and Jim Dague will ...
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Jayne Saniat and Jim Dague will be inducted on Friday, October 23, 2015, during the school's Annual Fall Musical.
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Saniat is a 1982 Oak Lawn graduate and Dague is a 1984 graduate.
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Dague was involved in speech and theater while attending Oak Lawn. He was an ongoing officer in the Thespian Society and was crowned Most Outstanding Forensics Team member andMost Outstanding Thespian. He was also involved in the music department and art department, which provided the foundation which served him in his career.
In 2001, Dague founded The ScribbleBooks Company, Inc. featuring ScribbleMonster, a children's book and music series introducing kids to the joy of creating. Saniat has partnered with Dague and the company has steadily grown over the years.
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Dague and Saniat have taught and entertained countless children performing as ScribbleMonster throughout the nation.
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Both Saniat and Dague credit their appreciation for music, theater, and the arts to the opportunities they had as students at Oak Lawn Community High School.
ScribbleBooks - Links to Other Great Sites for Kids and Families
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James Dague (AKA "ScribbleJim"), co-founder of The ScribbleBooks Company and creator/illustrator of ScribbleMonster, and his bandmate, ScribbleJayne, are available for various presentations to schools, libraries, and at community events. Their presentations are aimed at inspiring creativity in children.
The ScribbleBooks Company, Inc. - Children's Books, Music and Other Creative Items for Kids
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James Dague, creator of ScribbleMonster and illustrator of ScribbleBooks, teaches early childhood creative play music classes and performs at schools, libraries and other live family events throughout the year as "ScribbleJim. James is an advocate of limited screen-time for children and is passionate about promoting reading and creativity in the arts for kids. James is also an award winning musician and songwriter who is always trying to dream up new opportunities, like the ScribbleTee, for kids to be creative.
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James and Paige co-founded Arts for Autism, a program in which entertainers volunteer their talents in the various creative arts for the benefit of autism research, educational initiatives and awareness campaigns.
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Contact: James Dague at I-CARE Arts for Autism: 708.957.7599 or james@artsforautism.org
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James Dague, creator & illustrator of ScribbleBooks, leads his family-friendly band in musical merriment - including songs from their latest album, Best of Friends.
Keeping children entertained
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"The misperception people have with the Internet is if you build a Web site, you're suddenly going to have a million visitors to your Web site," James Dague, co-owner of The ScribbleBooks Co., said.
"Nothing can be further from the truth."
Dague, along with his wife, Paige, launched sites for ScribbleBooks about two years ago and are in the process of doing a revamp to the sites.
ScribbleBooks.com includes information about the company and ordering products, while ScribbleMonster.com provides an interactive place for children, ScribbleBooks' main audience.
The inspiration for the business came in 1983 when the Dagues were working in a nursery with children 3 years old and younger.
"When we had coloring time, already at that young age, many of them would not draw," Dague said.
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"With the pictures Jim was doing, he would have the basic shape of the bunny and the child would scribble over it.
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Dague illustrated the titles, while Paige authored them.Each book offers the chance for children to complete the illustrations and also doubles as a storybook.
"What we found with the books is they really appeal even more so to the older kids who just use them in a different way.Older kids will put more detail to the pictures," Dague said.
"If you hand 100 different children the same initial page that they're starting with, the end result is 100 different pictures."
According to Dague, the Web was the perfect medium for the entertainment he is providing.
"The majority of our sales come between our Web site and Amazon.com," he said.
"It's pretty much a way of opening up a store.
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Jim actually recently had a phone call ... from this Mexican band that wants to cover a ScribbleMonster song."
The company also sells the "Best of Friends" compilation CD by ScribbleMonster & His Pals.
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Dague, as ScribbleJim, and the pals perform live in different configurations for everything from private events like school classes to public gatherings such as August's I-CARE 5K Run/Walk for Autism Research at Lincoln Mall in Matteson.
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