Dimensions: 8.5 x 11 inches
Signed hardcover copy of Outside In (written by Deborah Underwood)
Cindy Derby is an author and illustrator of many critically acclaimed books for children. In 2021 she won a Caldecott Honor for her illustrations in Outside In. The New York Times describes her work as “profound” and “wonderfully out of control.” Cindy lives in San Francisco.
“When I was a kid, I enjoyed taking photographs of my two cats, decorating miniature shoe boxes with armadillos and making creeping drawings of all my crushes. When I got older, I went to theater school for many years where I trained to be a performer and a puppeteer. I built and designed puppets all over the world and performed one-woman puppetry shows.
Today, I spend my time creating picture books. I think of a picture book as a stage for all these characters in my head to come to life. They are full of mischief. And I like that. In my free time, I enjoy building apartments for insects out of old Band-Aid boxes & taking road trips in my camper van with my beagle, Banjo.”
Learn more about Cindy on her website.
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Cindy Derby has generously donated her work to the Friends of the Ashland Public Library for our online Children’s Illustrators Art Auction, helping raise funds to support our library programs for all ages.