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    Lerner Publishing Group > Author-Illustrator-Details
    Author-Illustrator-Details
    About our Illustrator
    Chris Monroe
    Chris Monroe's humor and intricate illustrations draw high praise from reviewers and bloggers alike. Chris is also the author and illustrator of Totally Uncool and the comic strip Violet Days, which has been in print for more than 20 years. She lives in Duluth, Minnesota.
    Awards
    Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC) Choices
    Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC) Choices
    ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Award
    Independent Publisher Book Award
    Minnesota Book Award
    Moonbeam Children's Book Award
    National Parenting Publications Award (NAPPA)
    New York Public Library's Children's Books: 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing
    The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books Blue Ribbon
    Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC) Choices
    Moonbeam Children's Book Award
    Independent Publisher Book Award
    Moonbeam Children's Book Award
    New York Public Library's Children's Books: 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing
    Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC) Choices
    Moonbeam Children's Book Award
    5 questions for Chris Monroe
    1.
    What was your favorite book when you were a child?
    In The Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendak
    2.
    What’s your favorite line from a book?
    "Dad is sad, very very sad. He had a bad day, what a day dad had." —Hop On Pop by Dr. Seuss
    3.
    Who are your top three favorite authors or illustrators?
    Maurice Sendak, Hillary Knight, Roald Dahl
    4.
    Why did you want to become an author or illustrator?
    I have always loved to draw and write. I have wanted to be an artist since kindergarten when I drew a bunny.
    5.
    Do you have any advice for future authors or illustrators?
    Keep with it.