09. December 2022
A free kid's guide to visiting museums and making art inspired by my new book IZZY PAINTS. Click file below to download.
08. November 2022
IZZY PAINTS has been selected to be in the 2022 Original Art Exhibition at the Society of Illustrators!
02. November 2022
Check out this special episode of #ReadySetDraw where we play the “How to make art when you don’t know what to make game”, inspired by my new book IZZY PAINTS!
01. November 2022
IZZY PAINTS gets a starred review from the Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books!
01. September 2022
IZZY PAINTS has been chosen as a Gold Standard Selection but the Junior Library Guild!
02. March 2021
The true story about the real rescue kitties that inspired my new book TINY KITTY, BIG CITY.
01. January 2021
Tiny Kitty, Big City - This clever book will appeal to all children, as adventure, beginning reader, or even as an inviting cityscape to pour over.
21. November 2019
Festival celebrates the drawing power of children's books John Parra's illustration of a young Frida Kahlo is from the book "Frida Kahlo and her Animalitos." Credit: John Parra PRINT SHARE When Gus, the hero of the children’s story “Gus and the Greatest Catch of All,” launches his fishing boat in search of a great catch, he finds, instead, empathy, kindness and friendship. So does Bird, who moves into a new forest, and Omu, who cooks a rich stew. The power of the human heart is writ large...
09. October 2019
'Picture This' exhibit celebrates art of children's books No youngster himself, The New Yorker magazine cartoonist William Steig created his most beloved drawings at 83 years of age — in a 1990 children’s picture book called “Shrek!” The success of his anti-fairy tale about an amiable swamp-dwelling green ogre had largely to do with the fact that he never really grew up, the illustrator once admitted, holding onto a world view that was as playful as it was compassionate. That view is on...