Robert Sabuda

Illustrator

Biography

Have you ever wanted to feel like you were actually part of the story? Well I know someone who can help you with that! Robert Sabuda is a very talented children's book illustrator. He has won more than 15 awards on his books. After growing up in Michigan he went to Pratt Institute to pursue his dream, which was of course, illustrating. His illustrations pop out of the page in 3D. Robert Sabuda was born and rasied in Pinckney, Michigan. His father was a mason and a carpenter and his mother was a dance teacher and a Ford Motor Company employee. When he was younger he would tap dance in his spare time. At their yearly dance rectial he always painted the backdrops. Robert Sabuda's teachers took notice of his artistic ablities and asked him to do their bullitin boards. Less work for them! Once he graduated high school, he attended Pratt Institute in New York City to study art. During that time he did an intership at Dial Books for Young readers within his junior year. In that intership he would unpack children's book art. To make extra money he was a package designer for ladies underapants and bras. After all this work, he finally started to recieve very small jobs for illustrating children's books. Now Robert Sabuda is a very accomplished illustrator. Some famous books illustrated by him are Alice in Wonderland, the Wizard of Oz, Peter Pan, America the Beautiful, Beauty and the Beast, and Cookie Count. He has won an ALA Children's Book, Bank Street Best Books of the Year, Booklist Editor's Choice, Kirkus Editor's Choice, New York Times, Nick Jr. Family Magazine, Openheim Toy Portfolio, Publishers Weekly, Child Magazine's Guide to Top Books, Videos, and Software of the Year, CPL Children's Book, NYPL 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing, Jr. Library Guilds Selection, Notable Children's Trade Book in Field of Soical Studies, ABA Pick of the List, and Boston Globe - Horn book Honor Book for Nonfiction awards. Now you probably know why you would want to read Robert Sabuda's books. I mean, how does that NOT sound exciting? So get rid of your old children's books and curl up with a 3D Robert Sabuda book.

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