What a treat for animal- and art-loving kids. Inside this menagerie, they'll find wildlife and house pets, big beasts (like an elephant), and colorful birds to sketch. Some of the special creatures include a pouncing cat, a baby chimp, a camel with two humps, and an alligator about to snap its powerful jaws.
Steve Harpster has illustration credits on over 100 books for kids, and has created designs for a wide variety of product lines. In 2007, he won the Golden Duck Award for Excellence in Science Fiction for his work on Night of the Homework Zombies by Scott Nickel. Harpster visits schools all over the Midwest in person and also does live online school "visits" both nationally and internationally using Adobe Connect. Harpster lives in Cincinnati, OH with his wife, son and two dogs.