Randy Cecil has illustrated many books for children, including Dusty Locks and the Three Bears and And Here's to You! (a New York Times bestseller). He lives in Houston, Texas.
..".a great read-aloud that children and their adults will love." --School Library Journal, starred "With a saturated, brightly colored palette, Cecil creates quirky characters who deliver a clear message." --New York Times Book Review "Cecil (Brontorina) creates striking oil-on-paper images; his cartoonish characters escape the leathery green lily pad, with its fuchsia and violet blooms, for crystalline blue skies and a shared home in an orange flower bud." --Publishers Weekly "Cecil's illustrations capture the comedy and down-home charm of this tale and its lovable characters. A pitch-perfect picture book." --School Library Journal, starred review on Randy Cecil's illustrations of Big Day on the River "Cecil's illustrations sparkle with humor." --Kirkus Reviews on Randy Cecil's illustrations of The Singing Chick "This Wild West fairy tale makes other versions look limp by comparison." --Kirkus Reviews, pointer review on Randy Cecil's illustrations of Little Red Cowboy Hat "Cecil's colors reflect deep western sunset shades." --School Library Journal, starred review on Randy Cecil's illustrations of Little Red Cowboy Hat