Make & Doodle Books
Hey, I'm Cynthia Jabar, picture book author, illustrator & tinkerer.
Make & Doodle Books is my new collaborative, silly, kind, MESSY, LOUD, INCLUSIVE, #GIRLPOWER, storytelling playground!
A virtual space to explore book making, creative thinking & empathy with family, friends & teachers.
A place to tell a #NewStory. Our story. A story rooted in a sustainable Earth that includes everyone. The playful, heartfelt story of WE.
My favorite thing to make in the whole wide world is still a book. 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, we made our own fun. We're a creative bunch because of it.
I bring the same curiosity & creative thinking skills I learned as a kid to all my projects. My work has been described as "sassy, spirited & inventive," by Publishers Weekly and filled with "positive girl power attitude," by School Library Journal. That's what happens when you have 5 sisters and 1 brother!
As an award winning picture book illustrator, I've worked with and learned from the brightest editors & art directors in children's publishing. I thank them for sharing their storytelling expertise and nurturing my book making dreams.
Candlewick Press, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Harper Collins Publishers, Little Brown & Company, Blue Apple Books, Scholastic Paperbacks, Galison, Peaceable Kingdom Press, David Godine Publisher, Target, Old Navy, Penguin, Farrar Straus & Giroux, Boston University, Walker Books Australia