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Leslie Helakoski is the author AND illustrator of many award-winning picture books. See her work at

Author-illustrator Leslie Helakoski explores how animal books positively shape young readers

I write about nature indirectly. Most of my books are about animals. Granted, the animals usually talk and sometimes wear clothes but books with anthropomorphic animals have been around a long time for many reasons. Kids love books about animals. They … Continue reading

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