Elise Gravel is an author-illustrator from Montreal, Quebec. After studying graphic design, she pursued a career writing and illustrating children s books, where her quirky and charming characters quickly won the hearts of children and adults worldwide. In 2012, Gravel received the Governor General s Literary Award for La cle a molette. A prolific artist, she has more than thirty children s books to her name, which have been translated into a dozen languages?including the Disgusting Critters series and If Found . . . Please Return to Elise Gravel, her challenge to young artists to keep a sketchbook. Gravel lives in Montreal with her spouse, two daughters, cats, and a few spiders.
I've always been entranced at the huge variety of mushrooms I see on my walks and this book makes me want to jump up and go look for them...Do NOT miss this book.--Youth Services Book Review It's amazing what a pair of googly eyes and a smile can do...There's a welcoming simplicity to [Gravel's] work, but images like that first illustration of the forest also showcase her skill with denser, more immersive visuals.--The AV Club An introduction to mushrooms may sound dull, but Gravel can make anything exciting and weird. Searching for mushrooms is 'like a treasure hunt that nature organized just for us!' she enthuses, but it's really her descriptive take on her subject that will have kids heading for the woods.--The Toronto Star