Anne Kennedy's illustration career began when she decided to leave music education, and enjoy the artist's life. She found work immediately with corporate, advertising, and editorial clients, then quickly jumped into illustrating children's books. Having illustrated for many years, she is now writing as well and is author/illustrator of her own books. She is an award winning creator of fun and humorous children's books, and her life long love of animals is evident in her work. |
Below are some of her most recent projects, I'm Not Sleepy by Trish Holland (Golden Books), One Big Turkey & One Spring Lamb (Thomas Nelson), Ragweed's Farm Dog Handbook (Candlewick), The Zoo is Closed Today! by Evelyn Beilenson (Peter Pauper Press), Peace Week in Miss Fox's Class written by Eileen Spinelli (Albert Whitman) winner of the International Reading Association's Teacher's Choices Award; Miss Fox's Class Goes Green (Spinelli/ Albert Whitman), winner of the Green Earth Book Award; The Farmer's Away! Baa! Neigh!, written and illustrated by Anne (Candlewick), listed as a Notable Book by the American Library Association, and also winner of the Leipziger Lesekompass award. The Hug Book by Sue Fliess (Golden Books), Riff Raff Sails the High Cheese & Riff Raff the Mouse Pirate by Susan Schade (HarperCollins), Old MacDonald Had a Farm (Golden Books), Miss Fox's Class Series: Gets It Wrong, Earns a Field Trip all written by Eileen Spinelli (Albert Whitman), Where Do Giggles Come From? by Diane E. Muldrow (Golden Books), Pony Scouts: Runaway Ponies!, Back in the Saddle, The Trail Ride, Really Riding!, At the Show, Pony Crazy by Catherine Hapka (HarperCollins), Callie Cat, Ice Skater by Eileen Spinelli, and The Best of Both Nests by Jane Clarke (Albert Whitman).