Valeria Cis was born and raised in the city of Rosario, Argentina, where she still lives with her son Facundo, her little daughter Olivia and her husband Sebastián. As a little girl, Valeria spent many hours painting and drawing especially on rainy days. She also loved to read and among her favorites were stories about animals, princes and princesses from foreign lands, and their adventures. Once she realized that she could merge her two passions, she dedicated her time and talent to illustrating children’s books. Valeria studied fine art at The University of Humanities and Arts in Rosario. Her illustration, inspired by daily events and ordinary objects, is brought to life with special attention to detail and pattern. When not illustrating, she likes to spend her time playing with her son, Facundo and cat, Roberta and collecting wooden chairs and old irons.|
Below are her recent projects, Families Celebrate Advent & Christmas 2020-21 by Augsburg Fortress (Augsburg Fortress Publishers), Celia. La niña que cantaba con las manos by Juan Francisco Vascuñán (Planeta Sostenible), Justo a tiempo by Diego Javier Rojas (Lúdico Ediciones), Una Tertulia Inolvidable by Natalia Schapiro (Edebé ), A Heart Just Like My Mother's by Lela Nargi (Kar-Ben Publishing), Fast Farm and Slow Farm by Min Jee Jung (Tantan Publishing), ABC & Color Me (Walter Foster Jr), Millie's Chickens by Brenda Williams (Barefoot Books), Under the Sea: Sticker, Punch-out, & Play! (Walter Foster Jr.), Bubbe's Belated Bat Mitzvah by Isabel Pinson (Kar-Ben Publishing), Garden Fairies Play Scene , On The Farm Puzzle Wheel, Mermaids 42 Puzzle & My House Playspace created for Mudpuppy, The Beeman by Laurie Krebs (Barefoot Books), A Tale of Two Seders by Mindy Avra Portnoy (Kar-Ben Pub), What Will I Be When I Grow Up? by Susan Snyder (Harvest House Publishers), Get to Know Pablo Neruda by Georgina Lazaro Leon (Alfaguara Infantil), and When Veronica Knits (Sudamericana).
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