was born in a refugee camp in Germany and now lives in a small glass apartment one hundred and fifty feet above the ground. For inspiration he travels to faraway places like Tokyo, Mexico City, New York and Marrakesh. Sometimes he just takes a walk around the block. A number of his books are inspired by folk art and set in other countries. He won the Aesop Accolade, the American Folklore Society Award, in 1997.
The Sea King,Zigzag,Viva Zapata,Huevos Rancheros,The Girl Who Lost Her Smile,For Sure For Sure,Mr.Belinsky’s Bagels,Aziz the Storyteller
ZigZag*Finalist for the Chocolate Lily Award (BC Readers’ Choice) 2006*The Sea King*Finalist for the Chocolate Lily Award (BC Readers’ Choice) 2004-2005*Finalist for the Mr. Christie’s Book Award* Aziz the Storyteller*Finalist for the Chocolate Lily Award (BC Readers’ Choice) 2004* For Sure! For Sure!*Winner of the National Parenting Magazine Gold Award 2004* Huevos Rancheros*Finalist for The Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Award for Illustration 2002* The Girl Who Lost Her Smile*Winner of the Parent’s Magazine Gold Award 2002* Finalist for the Kentucky Book Award (Kentucky Students’ Choice) 2002* Mama God Papa God*Selected for the Canadian Children’s Book Centre Our Choice 1999-2000 * Finalist for the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Award for Illustration 2000* Mr. Belinsky’s Bagels*Winner of the Canadian Children’s Book Centre Our Choice Award 1998-1999