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After graduating from Arizona State University with a BFA in drawing, Molly Idle began her professional career at DreamWorks Feature Animation Studios before entering the world of children’s book illustration. A few of her picture book titles include “Nighty Night, Baby Jesus,” “Zombelina,” “Tea Rex,” “Camp Rex,” and “Flora and the Flamingo,” the 2013 Caldecott Honor Award winner. In Idle’s newest work, “Flora and the Penguin” (Chronicle), to be released this September, Flora returns for another adventure, but this time she meets a penguin on ice, and the two weave through the motions of dance and friendship together.

Previous National Book Festival Appearances

Molly Idle