Picture It Picture Books are the one and only book series that children illustrate themselves. We write the stories and leave out the illustrations, giving children a chance to set their imaginations free. By visualizing the images to a story as it unfolds and then committing those images to paper, readers engage with our texts in a meaningful and physical way. This increases reading comprehension and encourages readers to apply what they've learned to their own lives. Picture It Picture Books focus on the environment, social responsibility, positive human interaction, creativity, and most importantly, having a lot of fun.
Alicia is an elementary school teacher with the Toronto District School Board. She is also an artist who earned her bachelor of fine arts at the Ontario College of Art and Design. Alicia is a crusader for the environment who loves teaching her students about trees, plants and conserving energy and water. She believes that creativity is the key to building a better planet.
Leanne is a lawyer and writer who lives and works in Toronto. She is passionate about all things literary and imaginary. Leanne has been writing since the age of 7 when she penned her very first picture book. She earned her creative writing certificate at the Humber School for Writers and has been published in various Canadian literary magazines ever since. Leanne was the winner of the 2004 Writers’ Union of Canada Postcard Story Competition and her work was featured on CBC Radio 1's Sunday Edition.
Mike is a Creative Director with a BFA in Advertising Design from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California and has been building brands since he landed his first job in New York in 1993. His work has garnered him numerous awards from international advertising and design shows such as The One Show, Communication Arts, Marketing, New York Art Directors, ADCC and The New York Festivals. His passion for ideas and boundless energy is contagious, to say the least.