NINA VICTOR CRITTENDEN is an artist, certified veterinary technician, scarf knitter, and tea drinker. She works traditionally using ink and watercolor on hot pressed paper to create her illustrations. Nina is fascinated by the natural world and inspired by the mythological one. She lives in Minnesota with her loving family and sweet pets—including fish, bunnies, a guinea pig, and one little pug.
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THE THREE LITTLE PUGS
by Nina Victor Crittenden (little bee books, 2018)
“Defined by swoopy black-brown lines, Crittenden’s pastel-hued cartoons create an air of innocent fun on every page, dovetailing with the wholesome tone of the retelling.”—Publisher’s Weekly
* Behind the Scenes interview with Nina Victor Crittenden on little bee books blog
by Lori Mortensen, illus. by Nina Victor Crittenden (Henry Holt, 2016)
“The watercolor, pen, and ink illustrations are large and, well, cute. Lily’s classmates are all friendly and happy, and Lily’s face is expressive. VERDICT A good choice for schools and public libraries.” —School Library Journal
“Touches of humor, verbal and visual, make Lily’s baby step toward bravery believable and replicable. Nice addition to storytimes and good bibliotherapy for anyone who’s a little chicken.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Punny is the order of the day in this egg-cellent book about a not-so-chicken Lily.”—Bookroo.com
CEDRIC AND THE DRAGON
by Elizabeth Raum, illus. by Nina Victor Crittenden (Alma Little / Elva Resa, 2010)
• Mom’s Choice Awards Gold Recipient
• Christian Century Magazine Notable Books List