Hello! I’m Jacob Grant and I make picture books. Absurd and heartfelt picture books.
Originally from Ohio, I now live with my wife and baby boy in a very windy city in Illinois.
Day and night I can be found at my home studio, drawing, painting and writing until something feels story-ish.
When I’m lucky, some of this mess gets made into books!
Author and Illustrator of:
Cat Knit (coming soon) Feiwel & Friends 2016
Little Bird’s Bad Word Feiwel & Friends 2015
Scaredy Kate Barron’s 2014
Praise for Little Bird’s Bad Word:
“Grant wisely acknowledges the funny-horrifying duality of his subject.” - The New York Times
“A suitable choice for parents wishing to address inappropriate language and discuss the power of words.” - School Library Journal
“Beneath the finger-wagging, Grant leaves the impression that there may be a time, place, and appropriate age for “big bird” words.” - Publisher’s Weekly
“A charming, tender, and ever pertinent life lesson.” - Kirkus