Artist – Joy Allen

Joy began illustrating picture books in 1997 after a long career in graphic design. Joy's unique style helped her gain immediate acceptance in the highly competitive children's book market with over 40 publications in mass market, trade, education, religious, early readers, and picture books. Joy illustrated the early reader books from Hopscotch Hill School™, American Girl's new line of dolls, books, and classroom-themed play sets for girls ages 4 to 6. The Hopscotch Hill School line is an Oppenheim Toy Portfolio® Platinum Award® winner. Joy's Baby Signs book written and illustrated by Joy has been recently featured on Oprah's Children's Book List. She is also the currently illustrator of the very popular Cam Jansen series. She has also been featured on The Today Show, and the New York Times and has received several awards including the Excellence in Media Silver Angel Award.