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Eileen Christelow was born in Washington, D.C., on April 22, 1943. As a child, books were a huge part of Christelow's life: they were always presents for her birthday and Christmas, as well as when she was sick. Much of her childhood was spent reading and rereading them. In high school, Christelow wrote stories for the school magazine, and planned on majoring in English in college. Instead, when Christelow entered her freshman year at college she became interested in art history and eventually found her true passion in photography. Christelow received her B.A. degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1965, and soon after she began photographing buildings for architects and shooting photo essays on urban life for small magazines. While earning a living as a photographer and graphic designer, Christelow began experimenting with writing and illustrating children's picture books. Her first published book, Henry and the Red Stripes, was inspired by a poster she created for a science museum. Many of Christelow's books, including Don't Wake Up Mama!, Five Little Monkeys Sitting in a Tree, and Henry and the Dragon, have been named Children's Choice Books of the Year by the Children's Book Council and the International Reading Association. A member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, Christelow has published over a dozen books and her photographs have appeared in publications such as Home, Progressive Architecture, and the New York Times Book Review. (Bowker Author Biography) — biography from Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed… (more)
Five Little Monkeys Sitting in a Tree 1,831 copies, 30 reviews
Five Little Monkeys Reading in Bed 1,743 copies, 13 reviews
Five Little Monkeys Wash the Car 720 copies, 15 reviews
Vote! 663 copies, 20 reviews
What Do Authors Do? 590 copies, 6 reviews
Where's the Big Bad Wolf? 426 copies, 20 reviews
Five Little Monkeys Go Shopping 246 copies, 6 reviews
The Great Pig Escape 174 copies, 5 reviews
The Five-Dog Night 163 copies, 9 reviews
Jerome Camps Out 146 copies, 3 reviews
What Do Illustrators Do? 117 copies, 5 reviews
Robins!: How They Grow Up 77 copies, 3 reviews
Letters from a Desperate Dog 69 copies, 4 reviews
The Great Pig Search 59 copies, 2 reviews
The Desperate Dog Writes Again 47 copies, 4 reviews
Henry and the Dragon 43 copies, 4 reviews
Gertrude, the Bulldog Detective 15 copies, 2 reviews
The Completed Hickory Dickory Dock (Illustrator) 329 copies, 7 reviews
The Pumpkin Fair (Illustrator) 93 copies, 8 reviews
The Family Storybook Treasury 60 copies, 1 review
Mr. Pin: The Chocolate Files (Illustrator) 29 copies
Oliver Dibbs and the Dinosaur Cause (Illustrator, some editions) 28 copies, 1 review
Dilly Dilly Piccalilli (Illustrator) 17 copies
A Fish Named YUM: MR. PIN, Vol. IV (Illustrator) 7 copies

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