Highlights Hello, Highlights High Five, and more
I consider working for Highlights one of the *highlights* of my illustration career! For the past few years, I've been contributing to their magazines for toddlers (Highlights Hello), for young kids (Highlights High Five), and bilingual kids (Highlights High Five Bilingüe).
I've illustrated several "Look and Look Again" and "Find It" activities, which ask kids to spot the differences between two images or locate an item within an image, and "Action Rhymes," which use animal characters to demonstrate a simple exercise activity.
And I'm currently illustrating mazes for a Highlights activity book, which is so much fun!
The kitchen "Find It" illustration (right) appeared in Hello's November, 2016 issue.
Action Rhyme: "Warm Up for a Jog" for Highlights High Five
Appears in the August 2017 issue. The circles feature photos of a child doing the exercises described in the rhyme.
Dot to Dot: "Fun with Woodpeckers" for Ranger Rick, Jr. Magazine
Appears in September, 2017 issue.
Look and Look Again: "Ready Set Go" for Highlights High Five
Click the image below to reveal the differences between the two illustrations. Appeared in the October, 2016 issue.
Look and Look Again: "Cooling Off" for Highlights High Five Bilingüe
Can you find all the differences between these illustrations? Appeared in the August, 2015 issue.
Action Rhyme: "Big Stretch" for Highlights High Five
These little illustrations accompany photos of children doing the same activity as each animal character. A fun way to get kids moving!
Action Rhyme: "Jump Jump" for Highlights High Five
These spot illustrations appeared in High Five's July, 2015 issue.
Spot Illustrations for Cousteau Kids Magazine
Another magazine I enjoyed working with is Cousteau Kids. I actually read this magazine when I was a kid because I was OBSESSED with whales, dolphins, and the ocean! These spot illustrations appeared in the Spring 2015 issue. They accompany articles about brittle stars' regenerative limbs, dolphins' names for one another, sharks that bear live young, and lobsters that grow very big and strong.