Birthdays Around the World

I'm so pleased to announce the release of my new illustrated book, Birthdays Around the World, written by Margriet Ruurs and published by Kids Can Press. 

Inside, you'll find 14 children from around the globe sharing how they celebrate their special day...all of which are children that author Margriet Ruurs actually met during her travels. How cool is that?! There are so many different foods, games, ceremonies and traditions packed into this book that I think it'll interest kids and adult readers alike! 


You can order your copy here, at

Interview with the Canadian Children's Book Centre

Each month, the Canadian Children's Book Centre (CCBC) sends out a newsletter to all of it's members, informing them of book news, recommended reading lists and interviews with authors and illustrators. As a new member of this organization, I'm very pleased and honoured to be part of their May 2017 issue's Illustrator's Studio segment.  You can read the interview here

Up! Book Trailer

I have a new book coming out this April!

Up! How Families Around the World Carry Their Little Ones is written by Susan Hughes and published by Owlkids. A big thank you to my editor, Debbie Rogosin and Designer, Barb Kelly for making this book into something I'm very proud of. Thanks also to Jemicah Marasigan for transforming my process shots into this lovely little book trailer. Enjoy! 

Who's Behind that Store Window?

I'd like to thank Sarah Daniel for including me in this fun article for Porter Airline's Billy App about the window displays around Toronto and the people behind them. I'm quite humbled to be mentioned alongside the likes of Kalpna Patel of the Type Books display, Tim Oakley of Sonic Boom Records and Michelle Smith of Dufflet/William Ashley/Squint.

Sometimes it's little mentions like these that keep you motivated to keep doing what you're doing. I get so caught up in the making and installing, that I forget that people are looking and appreciating. 

Here's the link: Who's Behind that Store Window? | Billy