• Susan Stockdale is the author and illustrator of 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 won awards from the American Library Association, Cooperative Children’s Book Center, Parents’ Choice, Bank Street College of Education, and the National Science Teachers Association. 

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


  • 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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