Over 3 million copies in print!
Sometimes I have to pinch myself that I’ve been involved with over 100 books since 2002, and I’VE WRITTEN ALMOST OF HALF OF THEM myself. IT HAS TRULY BEEN an AMAZING Creative journey. I’ve worked on picture books, chapter books, board books, Joke books, novelty books and Early Readers. My titles include Fright Club, My Dad My Hero, Valensteins, Give me Back my Book, The stick Dog/Stick Cat series written by Tom Watson, Chamelia and the New Kid in Class, Tickle the Duck, Scribbles and Ink and Up, Tall and High, winner of the 2013 Theodor Seuss Geisel Gold medal. In 2017, I was chosen to illustrate the board book companions for the New York Times Best-selling picture book series Good NIght, Good Night, Construction site, written by Sherri Duskey Rinker.
People ask me which books are my favorite. My answer is that They are special in their own unique way. Granted, Some have better design, some have better developed characters, and others have more complex stories, but they all make me smile. I’ve played with color, Line, Texture, collage, lettering and fonts, Layout, character design, humor, narrative and speech bubbles. Many of my books have won special awards. When I started out, My goal was to write simple and funny stories, and I feel I succeeded. There are over 3 million books in print all over the world with my name on them and It couldn’t be more satisfying. Writing and illustrating children’s books has allowed me the OPPORTUNITY of working with 20 different publishers and some of the smartest, most talented people in the business. They have taught me so much about storytelling and life and I am forever grateful.
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