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#6 Women Artists: Laura Vaccaro Seeger

By June 15, 2018May 13th, 2021The Kerlan Blog

Laura Vaccaro Seeger

Link to her website here

Laura Vaccaro Seeger is a New York Times best-selling author and illustrator and a 2-time winner of the Caldecott Honor Award, winner of the New York Times Best Illustrated Book Award, the Boston Globe/Horn Book Award for Best Picture Book, and a 2-time winner of the Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Award. She is also the recipient of both the Massachusetts Reading Association and the New York Empire State awards for “Body of Work and Contribution to Children’s Literature”.

Laura’s paintings have been exhibited at many museums and galleries including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, the Mazza Museum of Picture Book Art, the New York Public Library, and the New York Nassau County Museum of Art.

Her popular series, “Dog and Bear”, is based on her beloved dachshund, Copper.

Written and illustrated by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
A Neal Porter Book/Roaring Brook Press/Macmillan/March 2007

I think  Hidden Alphabet was the first one. I was reviewing for Nick Jr. Family Magazine and it was a year of dozens of alphabet books. This one stood head and shoulders above the pack.

Written and illustrated by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
A Neal Porter Book/Roaring Brook Press/Macmillan/December 2010
(Other editions: 1st edition/October 2003)

starred review/Kirkus Reviews
“An outstanding alphabet book… Each page comes as an ingenious surprise… Beautifully designed, fascinating to browse and eminently successful.”

starred review/Publishers Weekly
“An artful ABC… A sophisticated presentation… The design is unerringly elegant.”

starred review/School Library Journal
HIDDEN ALPHABET is a visual delight… Seeger’s sophisticated paintings make this a fascinating artistic experience as well as a learning opportunity.”

Horn Book
“A concept book with a capital C… This is great bookmaking, and a
snazzy-though sophisticated-addition to the alphabet bookshelf.

“Striking graphic design… A book that manages to be both child friendly and visually exciting.”

Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
“Each page is executed with polish and panache…This is begging for use in art class.”

And everyone who is looking for the perfect wordless book about friendship, getting along, and play.


Written and illustrated by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
A Neal Porter Book/Roaring Brook Press/Macmillan/April 2010

Link to her Irma Black Award Keynote

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