Welcome to the
Jim Harris Children’s Book Illustrator & Author Page
This is the place to find out all about children’s books written and/or illustrated by Jim Harris… including popular titles like Ten Little Dinosaurs, Petite Rouge, Three Little Javelinas, Tortoise and the Jackrabbit,
and many more.
Click on a children’s book cover above to see examples of Jim’s illustrations for each book. Or read about how Jim illustrates a children’s book in Illustrating a Children’s Book: Start to Finish (filled with illustrations from children’s books and magazines). Don’t forget Jim’s Tips for Young Writers and Young Illustrators (with explanations of how Jim creates detailed, humorous art for his children’s books.) If you’re considering becoming a children’s book illustrator yourself, check out Jim’s article about A Day in the Life of an Illustrator, and see what the daily routine of a children’s book illustrator is like. And if you’re just wondering what kind of quirky person becomes a children’s book artist… try out the Jim Harris Childrens Book Illustrator FAQ and IFAQ (that’s IN-frequently asked questions, by the way).
Jim Harris Children’s Book Reviews
PETITE ROUGE -- “All in all, a treat from start to finish.” … School Library Journal
JACK AND THE GIANT – “A hilarious version of the classic fairy tale” … Scholastic Bookwizard
THREE LITTLE DINOSAURS – “When librarians can get this book out of the hands of dinosaur lovers, it can be used for fractured fairy-tale fun” … School Library Journal
TEN LITTLE DINOSAURS -- “The delight continues… a genuine fossil find” … The Dinosaur Interplanetary Gazette
TEN LITTLE PUPPIES – “Sure to delight the young—and young at heart” Modern Dog Magazine
THREE LITTLE JAVELINAS – “Lively, finely detailed illustrations” … Publishers Weekly
THREE LITTLE CAJUN PIGS – “This one should not be missed” … School Library Journal
LIBRARIAN’S NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS – “Santa is appropriately jolly and the elves, exuberant” … School Library Journal
TUESDAY IN ARIZONA – “Readers will have fun poring over every page” …Kirkus Reviews
SLIM AND MISS PRIM – “Harris offers some of his funniest work” … Publishers Weekly
TORTOISE AND THE JACKRABBIT – “A merry blend of play, allegory and environmentalism” … Publishers Weekly
THE TROUBLE WITH CAULIFLOWER – “Harris' watercolor-and-pencil illustrations … are filled with whimsical details” … Booklist
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