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JOY STEUERWALD found herself drawing as soon as she could hold a pencil. So winning her first art contest in 3rd grade just sealed her fate; Joy was destined to be an illustrator. She graduated from San Jose State’s animation and illustration program with a Bachelor of Science Degree and has created art for the educational market, the giftware industry, and children’s book publishing. Joy sketches in pencil then uses Photoshop to add textures, details and color to create art that is playful and fresh. Her muse is a miniature, red, short haired Dachshund who has been joined by a small, human boy.

Visit Joy at: www.joystewy.com

For more information, please contact Teresa Kietlinski at teresa(a)bookmarkliterary.com.


Joy’s Bookshelf:

THE PECULIAR PIG
by Joy Steuerwald (Nancy Paulsen Books, 2019)

“Steuerwald’s debut as both author and illustrator is an excellent, gently told addition to anti-bullying, adoption, and individuality storytimes. The adorable piglets (and dachshund pup) . . . are expressive and distinct, with a look that strikes the right balance between cartoon and realism. The bullying never rises beyond giggles at Penny’s differences, making this a good conversation starter even for the youngest audiences. Look forward to more from Steuerwald; Penny the puppy piglet is perfection.”
— Kirkus starred review ★

“Kids will enjoy recognizing Penny as a dog, either by visual clues or through her loud, peculiar oink: ‘Arff woof WOOF!!’ Steuerwald creates a series of pleasing illustrations. . . . An amiable read-aloud choice for young children.”
Booklist

“Young listeners will delight in pointing out that one of her piglets is, in fact, a puppy. They will join the other piglets in pointing out its peculiar habit of barking and digging with its paws instead of its snout. . . . The adorable pink and black piglets and cartoon illustrations of farm life are the perfect setting for discussing adoption and being different with the very young. A fun read-aloud with a sweet and positive message.”
School Library Journal

“Steuerwald’s hand-drawn and digitally colored illustrations are playful and lighthearted yet still convey the confusion and hurt Penny feels when she is ostracized by her siblings. The joy their acceptance brings Penny is evident in the final spread when she is surrounded by the piglets as they attempt to emulate Penny’s barks. . . . This sunny barnyard story with love and acceptance at its heart is pitchperfect for younger audiences and provides a gentle lead-in for conversations about inclusion.”
The Horn Book

A LITTLE PIGLET
by Rosalee Wren
illustrated by Joy Steuerwald (Cottage Door Press, 2018)

PEEK-A-FLAP MOO
by Jaye Garnett
illustrated by Joy Steuerwald (Cottage Door Press, 2016)

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Wayne NJ 07470

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