childrensillustrations - Christina Wald's Latest Blog Articles View Christina Wald's Latest Blog Articles Paws, Hoofs, and Wings Animal Heroes of the San Diego Zoo The book I illustrated for the San Diego Zoo for their Centennial Celebration is out! It was an amazing project to work on and the author, Shari Lyon is wonderful. It is about a Galapagos turtle named Speed and a baby orangutan named Pongo who travel through the zoo at night reminiscing about the first animals brought there. It is available at the zoo and from their website: Wed, 20 Jan 2016 14:27:39 +0000 Sensing Their Prey Six book series I illustrated for ABDO Publishing covering predator senses. It was a wonderful project written by Kathryn Lay with a lot of animals I have never illustrated before. Sun, 19 Aug 2012 12:36:50 +0100 Books By the Banks 2011 Poster The greater Cincinnati Libraries put a wonderful book festival on each year. I got to do the poster for 2011 (it was the festival's 5th year). In the artist photo: L-R: Will Hillenbrand, C. F. Payne, Me, Ryan Orstrander, John Maggard, the previous poster illustrators. The top of the illustration depicted Cincinnati as a pop-up book! Fri, 09 Mar 2012 16:50:24 +0000 The Wild Life of Elk The Wild Life of Elk is a book for children about elk written by Donna Love and illustrated by me. It is a joint venture between the  Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and US Forest Service and published by Mountain Press Publishing . Great project with a lot of art. I did paintings, pencil, cartoons, diagrams... I had a great team to work with. The designer did a wonderful job making the book look amazing! Wed, 16 Nov 2011 04:10:40 +0000 Annie Jump Cannon, Astronomer This is a wonderful book (the first biobraphy I have illustrated) about Annie Jump Cannon. Never heard of her? She was an American astronomer born in 1862 in Dover, MA. What an amazing time to live! The time of Tesla, Wells, Hubble, Twain and many others.... She was the first woman to recieve an honorary doctorate from Oxford University and her classification of the brightness of stars is still in use. It was a facinating project and I got immense reference help from Alex at Harvard Library who made a documentary about her a while ago. What a wonderful book to be a part of. It made me wish I had become a scientist! Check it out the end of September!  Mon, 04 Jul 2011 10:07:06 +0100 Habitat Spy My latest picture book for Sylvan Dell. I am now working on one for a fall 2012 release. It was a challenging assignment to fit in so many anmials and plants in each spread. I had a spreadsheet adn guide to each page. Wed, 22 Jun 2011 09:17:04 +0100