ABOUT KERRY MCQUAIDE

  • I grew up with parents and sisters who believed snuggling and laughing were a part of reading picture books. That probably explains my love and enthusiasm for writing and illustrating stories for kids!  


    Stories are fun, but it’s more than that…each book a child reads is a doorway into understanding more about herself and more about the world she lives in. 

    I want to create those doorways—to laughter, to learning, to imagined worlds, and most importantly… to connecting with each other. Click here to connect with me and see stories and drawings in progress, plus receive free books and activities.

ARTIST STATEMENT

  • When I was a little girl, I would pour over Shel Silverstein’s poems and drawings. The way the words and pictures work together blew my little mind. I could feel it. There was almost a magical power in this type of storytelling. That’s what I wanted. I wanted to be able to make other people feel the way those books made me feel. 


    I write and illustrate a series for pre-school children. The books follow the everyday adventures of a little girl named Midge and her beloved stuffed animal in this series about family and friendship. 


    I was fascinated with how kids could imbue a toy or a blanket with so much courage, love, and personality. Moo gives Midge the confidence she needs to explore, learn, and grow.


    If you and your little ones like colorful illustrations and sweet, silly stories, then you will love The Adventures of Midge and Moo!