Artist, Author, Illustrator
Hi! Thank you for visiting my website.
My next book, Where’s Baby? will be coming out January 7, 2020 with Tundra Books – Penguin Random House Canada, and later in 2020 with Walker Books in the UK, Albin Michel in Paris, and Monsieur Ed in Quebec. Poor Father Fox has lost his clever Baby. “Where’s Baby?” he asks some of the other forest dwellers. Thankfully Baby is never far behind. A funny exploration of prepositions for the very young!
A Publisher’s Weekly starred review.
And, The Nest that Wren Built, a nature picture book written by Randi Sonenshine and illustrated by me, will be coming out March 10, 2020 with Candlewick Press, chronicling the construction of a wren nest in verse modeled after “The house that Jack built”. It is a Junior Library Guild selection.
A Kirkus Reviews starred review.
And, coming out in 2022 with Tundra Books – Baby Mouse Talks, about a baby mouse who never stops talking, and the adventures that ensue.
Follow me on Instagram to see other art in progress!
I grew up following my mother through the fields and swamps of South Florida, in the company of birders, who knew the names of the trees, plants, insects and animals around us.
I have always drawn. After college, I went to work illustrating all kinds of things – newspapers and magazines, stickers, advertisements, educational material and posters. In 1996, I wrote and illustrated my first picture book, Possum’s Harvest Moon, which became a Publisher’s Weekly Flying Start and is still in print(!). I love picture books as a forum for education, humor, beauty, story, and personally, to open doors onto the amazing natural world.
Now I live in Vermont, in a lovely valley between the Green and Taconic Mountains, with my husband and son. My husband has an organic vegetable farm that you can see here: www.clearbrookfarm.com. In the spring and summer I help out around the farm. Fall and winter, I work in my studio doing a variety of illustrating, painting, woodcarving, and other design, some of which can be seen under Other Work.
Please feel free to contact me with any thoughts or comments, and check back for upcoming projects. Thanks!