Barry Root spent a good bit of his childhood lying on the floor, reading stories and drawing pictures with his brothers. He always planned to be an artist, without really thinking about it much, and when the time came, he got up and went off to art school. After graduation, he worked freelance illustration jobs for newspapers and magazines but soon discovered that storytelling with pictures was what he wanted to do. Since that time he has illustrated many picture books for children, including, SOMEPLACE ELSE, by Carol P. Saul, a N. Y. Times Best Illustrated Book. He lives in rural Lancaster County, Pennsylvania in a hundred-year-old farmhouse with his wife, the illustrator Kimberly Bulcken Root, two sons (a daughter is now living on her own), and a sweet rescue pit bull named Xavi.
Learn more at Barry-Root.com.
More Books Illustrated by Barry Root
The Bell in the Bridge by Ted Kooser (Candlewick Press)
An Invisible Thread Christmas Story by Laura Schroff and Alex Tresniowski (Little Simon)
Giant Peach Yodel by Jan Peck (Pelican Publishing)
Banjo Granny by Jacqueline Briggs Martin and Sarah Martin Busse (Houghton Mifflin)
Christmas Farm by Mary Lyn Ray (Harcourt)
Teammates by Tiki Barber and Ronde Barber (Simon & Schuster)