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    June 1, 2019

    I'm thrilled to announce that Barnaby Never Forgets won the 2019 Blue Spruce Award as

    part of The Forest of Reading program. The winners were announced during the Festival of Trees, Canada's largest literary festival, which took place mid-May in Toronto. Thanks to this program the nominated book...

    April 1, 2019

    Here are a few pictures of Little by Little (조금씩 전전히), a picture book I illustrated last year for ST Unitas, a South Korean publisher. The story revolves around a little prince who tries to overcome his fear of dogs with the help of a clown. I don't think the book will be available in North America,...

    January 18, 2019

    I'm happy to announce that I will be illustrating a new book written by the talented Kim Norman. It is called One-Osaurus, Two-Osaurus and it's a super fun read-aloud! The book will be out in Spring 2021 and published by Candlewick Press (publisher of my previous books Barnaby Never Forgets and Good...

    November 2, 2018

    As part of the Author@School program organized by the Kingston Writers Fest, I recently visited two schools in the area. Thank you St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School and Land O' Lakes Public School for having me, and thank you to the Writers Fest for making this possible. I had a great time shari...

    October 11, 2018

    I'm thrilled to announce that Barnaby Never Forgets has been nominated for the Blue Spruce Award (best picture books for children in JK–grade 2) as part of the 2019 Forest of Reading program, the largest recreational reading award program in Canada run by the Ontario Library Association. Last y...

    October 9, 2018

    I just received the copies of the board book I illustrated for a South Korean publisher last year. It's a cute story about a young girl helping a little ghost to be more articulate and overcome his shyness (so he can scare properly). Here are a few spreads from the inside. I had a lot of fun working...

    July 1, 2018

    Happy Birthday Canada!

    January 18, 2018

    Today is National Winnie the Pooh Day. Happy birthday A.A. Milne!

    January 3, 2018

    May 2018 be filled with kindness and compassion.

    December 20, 2017

    I recently illustrated a picture book for the South Korean market and I just received the first cover proofs. I really like the choices the designers made with the trim size and the spine colour. I also love how the illustrations harmonize with the Korean alphabet (Hangul). I'm about to start a new...

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