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Wallace Edwards

We were so pleased and honoured to have had Wallace Edwards create the cat art for our website and logo. Wallace was an award-winning author/illustrator from Toronto, Ontario. This particular image was based on one that appeared in his book Alphabeastswhich won the 2002 Governor General's award for children's book illustration. We were shocked and saddened to hear of Wallace's passing on December 25, 2022 after a short illness. 


Elly MacKay 

Elly is an acclaimed paper artist and children's author/illustrator from Owen Sound, Ontario. This image is from a letter she wrote to our readers when we featured her book Red Sky at Night in August 2018. We also interviewed Elly for our Blog




Aura Parker 

Aura is an author/illustrator from Sydney, Australia. This illustration is from a letter she wrote to our readers based on her charming first book, Twig. We featured Twig in September 2017 and interviewed Aura for our Blog.



Ross Collins

Ross is an author/illustrator from Glasgow, Scotland. His delightfully funny book There's a Bear on my Chair, was in our very first picture book box back in September 2016. Ross wrote our readers a letter and he included this adorable mouse from the book. We interviewed Ross for our website blog in February 2020.



Eric and Terry Fan (The Fan Brothers)

This incredibly talented award-winning team is from Toronto, Ontario. We have featured many of their books in our boxes. They created this image for a letter to our readers in September 2019, based on their book The Scarecrow (written by Beth Ferry). We interviewed the brothers for our blog in July 2018, when we featured their book Ocean Meets Sky.