Laurie Keller is the author and illustrator of many books for kids including The Scrambled States of America, Potato Pants!, Open Wide: Tooth School Inside, Do Unto Otters: A Book About Manners, Arnie the Doughnut, The Adventures of Arnie the Doughnut chapter book series, and We Are Growing!, an Elephant and Piggie Like Reading book and winner of the 2017 Theodor Seuss Geisel Award.read more
She also illustrated Pluto Gets the Call by Adam Rex and the Marty Frye, Private Eye series by Janet Tashjian. Laurie’s work has received such praise as “Keller’s riotous collages. . . which are filled with gleeful puns, winning characters, and over-the-top silliness, are as manic and fun as a sugar high” (Booklist) and “Laurie Keller is a goofball. She’s a genius. She’s a goofball and a genius” (New York Times Book Review).
When Laurie isn’t busy making books, she enjoys traveling, reading, playing outdoors, chatting with school kids, chasing her cats and driving her neighbors crazy practicing her banjo. She lives in the “Mitten State” in the woods along the shores of Lake Michigan.