Happy Birthday, Eileen Christelow!

April 22, 2015

Today is author and illustrator Eileen Christelow's birthday! Born in Washington D.C. in 1943, Ms. Christelow has created many picture books for children, including the Five Little Monkeys series.

Starting out her career as a photographer and graphic designer, Ms. Christelow decided to venture into the picture book world after the birth of her daughter, Heather. Her first book, published in 1982, was Henry and the Red Stripes, which won the Wisconsin Golden Archer Award and was also selected by the Junior Library Guild. She has wrote and illustrated many different stories about dogs, pigs, alligators and more, and has won several other awards and recognitions over the course of her career.

Watch the video below highlighting 25 years of Five Little Monkeys!

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