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My favorite thing to make in the whole wide world has always been a book.  Book & product illustration for kids has been my job for over 20 years, but I've been making books, games & tinkering ever since I was a kid. 

My father used to famously say,  "make do"  to our barage of requests for the newest toys & books.  Needless to say, with 6 siblings on a tight budget, we turned to making our own fun. And fun we had. Thanks Mum & Dad for nurturing our creative thinking & deep love & curiosity for the natural world. We're quite the imaginative bunch because of it!

We seem to have lost some of the simple fun I grew up with. Kids get lost in screens - as do we. Make & Doodle Studio is my new playground. Welcome.


I’ve created picture books with Candlewick Press, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,  Harper Collins Publishers,  Little Brown & Company,  Blue Apple Books,  Scholastic Paperbacks, Penguin, Farrar Straus & Giroux & Walker Books.



"deep emotional resonance" - Publishers Weekly

“packed with child appeal” - School Library Journal

“spunky & fun-filled” - Booklist


I’ve developed & licensed characters for Old Navy, Target, Peaceable Kingdom Press & Galison. Product ranges include board games, stationery, activity books, temporary tattoos, sticker play sets, sticker craft kits and more.  See some of my best selling childrens products here.