Artist, Author, Illustrator
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Nice news for my latest books:
Where’s Baby? has received a Geisel Honor Award from the American Library Association! The Geisel Award is given annually to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished American book for beginning readers published in the United States in 2020.
Where’s Baby? came out in 2020 with Tundra Books – Penguin Random House Canada and with Walker Books in the UK, Albin Michel in Paris, France, and Terre di Mezzo in Milan, Italy. 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! It is a Junior Library Guild selection and has been chosen for Dolly Parton’s wonderful nonprofit Imagination Library.
“Hunter’s simple but lively pen and colored pencil drawings allow the deadpan humor to ring out. The dramatic irony paired with Papa’s earnest calls of “Ba-by!” make this a winner for interactive reading, and Baby’s final request, “Can we do that again?” will ensure this fun and gently instructive story is repeated.”
— Publishers Weekly, starred review
And, The Nest that Wren Built, a nature picture book written by Randi Sonenshine and illustrated by me, published by Candlewick Press in 2020, chronicles the construction of a wren nest in verse modeled after “The house that Jack built”. It is a Junior Library Guild selection and a Kirkus Reviews starred review.
Coming in 2022: Baby Squeaks written and illustrated by me and published with Tundra Books, and The Lodge that Beaver Built written by Randi Sonenshine and illustrated by me with Candlewick Press.
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I grew up in South Florida, following my mother, who was an avid birder and field trip leader for the Audubon Society, through the fields and swamps, surrounded by people who knew about birds and plants, insects, marine life, and the tropical environment.
I loved to draw and loved nature and I thought I would illustrate field guides when I grew up. After studying art and scientific illustration I found that as much as I love it, there is not a lot of room for character and fun in scientific illustration. I went to work illustrating all kinds of things – newspapers,magazines, stickers, advertisements, educational material, posters, t-shirts… then I wrote and illustrated my first picture book, Possum’s Harvest Moon, which became a Publisher’s Weekly Flying Start. Picture books are the perfect forum for education, humor, design, story, and for opening doors onto our amazing natural world.