American artist Kathy DeZarn Beynette, inspired by her lifelong love for creatures great and small, painted the adorable animals in this sticker book. In her original painting called Animal Crackers
, each of these critters is just about as tiny as a postage stamp, even the elephant!
In her work, Kathy paints her reactions to the world around her. She paints her cats, Edith and Willie, when one of them inspires her. If she happens upon an interesting animal in need of a lifestyle upgrade, she has been known to imagine an all-new life for it and paint that. Sometimes the characters in her paintings take on entirely new lives of their own, but no matter what they do, they’re always kind and playful.
Anyone who loves a bit of well-mannered fun should find a friend in Kathy DeZarn Beynette. Her sweet and occasionally mischievous animals and their human friends can also be found, paired with her poems, in her children’s books When Your Porcupine Feels Prickly
(Pomegranate, 2012) and When I Am Not Myself
WARNING: Choking hazard—small parts. Not suitable for children under 3 years.