After several years studying and working as a designer in her hometown Munich and Brussels, Sonja Wimmer decided to devote herself to illustration and traveled to Barcelona to continue her artistic training at the Llotja School of Design Art. Since then, she lives between brushes and stories, working as an illustrator and freelance for publishers and other customers worldwide. She has received many awards for her work in the United states, most notably Gold Medal for Best Illustrator for The Word Collector.
"The Magic Hat Shop is an adorable story of the awesome power of positive change. As the town's residents get used to their new and improved attitudes, they realize they like who they have become. And maybe they no longer need the magic of the hats to be their very best selves." Berger's Book Reviews, October 2016