KEVIN HAWKES is the illustrator of over 35 acclaimed picture books and chapter books including "Library Lion", "Weslandia", and "Chicken Cheeks". His vibrant colors, unusual perspectives, and sense of humor are hallmarks of his work. He lives with his charming wife and children in Southern Maine where he is often found wandering aimlessly in his garden. When forced indoors, he works quite happily painting cobalt blue skies, imaginary landscapes, and flying pianos.