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About the author:
Leonard Filgate is an artist and illustrator who is best known for his series of illustrations and children's books based on the mouse known as RIP SQUEAK® which he and his wife, author Susan Yost Filgate created in 1997. Over 500,000 of their books and numerous originals and print editions of Leonard's art have sold worldwide.

Leonard is a native of San Francisco, California and is a self-taught artist and illustrator who has been honored as featured illustrator for the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books and with a solo exhibition at the Delaware Art Museum in Wilmington, Delaware, among numerous other honors. He was inducted as a member of the New York Society of Illustrators in 2006.

Susan has a degree in art & museum education from Pennsylvania State University and currently works as Education Director at the Fresno Art Museum in Fresno, California. She also works as a graphic and book designer and has been in the art and book publishing industry since 1999.

Animals Make Me Smile

Authored by Susan Yost Filgate
Illustrated by Leonard Filgate
Edition: First

From the creators of RIP SQUEAK® comes this amazing alphabet book with endearing and whimsical illustrations by Leonard Filgate. His wife, Susan Yost Filgate wrote the text and designed this fun book.

Fans of the RIP SQUEAK books by the Filgates will recognize the warmth and whimsy in the animals that make up the 26 letters in this book.

Although created for preschoolers, this book can be enjoyed by any age that loves the alphabet and animals.

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Publication Date:
0615773486 / 9780615773483
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8.5" x 8.5"
Full Color
Related Categories:
Juvenile Fiction / Animals / General

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