Chris graduated with a degree in illustration and later became a storyboard artist for Nickelodeon Animation Studios. During his tenure at Nickelodeon, he developed a strong sense of visual storytelling. Learning how to create a story with pictures only gave him the confidence to create and write his own children's books.
While in elementary school, Chris was introduced to Curious George, Madeline, and Harry the Dirty Dog by way of the Bookmobile. This introduction left such a strong impression that, even at an early age, Chris knew children's books were going to be an important part of his life. Chris lives in Pasadena with his wife and three boys.
Chris works in a variety of writing and illustration styles and approaches each project with a clean slate. He brings a dynamic creative energy to every project and has a great sense of humor and timing.
Chris’ most recent book is Harry and the Hot Lava. His other books include My Yellow Umbrella, I'll Trade My Peanut-Butter Sandwich, Little Miss Liberty, Kit and Kaboodle and The Tooth That's on the Loose! Chris' whimsical cartoon style is light-hearted and carefree which perfectly matches his humorous writing style.
Giraffe's Ruin Everything
My Yellow Umbrella
I'll Trade my Peanut-Butter Sandwich
Harry and the Hot Lava
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