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Ed Emberley

Ed Emberley Ed Emberley is the author and illustrator of nearly 100 children's books. He is widely recognized for a collection of books that teach a simple way to draw using an "alphabet" of shapes. Ed has also illustrated numerous picture books both alone and in collaboration with his wife, Barbara, and two children, illustrators Rebecca and Michael. Ed studied painting and illustration at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt) and continued his studies at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). Following a brief career in commercial art, Ed transitioned to working exclusively on children's books, winning the Caldecott Medal and the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award in 1968 for his illustrations of Drummer Hoff, written with his wife, Barbara. His titles include a collection of drawing books: Ed Emberley's Drawing Book of Animals, Drawing Book: Make a World, Big Green Drawing Book, and Great Thumbprint Drawing Book as well as the picture books Go Away, Big Green Monster!, The Wing on a Flea, and more recently, Chicken Little, in collaboration with his daughter Rebecca. Ed has already released iPhone/iPad apps based on his books and is hard at work at materials for a new generation including e-books and additional apps.
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    A generation of children have learned to draw using Ed's drawing books and we watch as a new generation puts crayon to paper. At 80 years young, Ed is pushing ahead and we meet with his team as he works on his newest iPad app—with graphic artists that, as

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