• Susan Stockdale is the author and illustrator of many picture books including Fantastic Flowers, Stripes of All Types, Bring On the Birds and Fabulous Fishes. Her books celebrate nature with whimsical charm and have named an ALA Notable Children’s Book, NCTE Notable Children’s Book, Bank Street College of Education Best Children’s Book for the Year, and

    NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book for Children. Her paintings are often exhibited in the Society of Illustrators Original Art Show.

    Susan’s engaging rhymes and striking illustrations elicit praise. The Washington Post wrote
    “If the paintings are the feast, Stockdale’s words are the dessert.” Her distinctive animal imagery is also featured on calendars, puzzles and other products sold worldwide. Visit her website at www.susanstockdale.com.


  • I am passionate about writing and illustrating picture books that celebrate our amazing natural world. As a former textile designer, I look for patterns in everything I create – from crafting rhythmic, rhyming text to painting intricately patterned images. Flora and fauna, which provide a treasure trove of patterns, are always my source of inspiration.

    It’s a joy for me to express my love of lyrical prose and bright, bold illustrations with children through my picture books!

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