Leslie McGuirk is an internationally known writer and illustrator of bestselling children’s books.
Originally published in Japan, Leslie’s illustrations were made into over 800 products for the high-end department store Takashimaya.
Leslie’s designs have been featured on carpeting, fabric and wallpaper for Tokyo Disneyland Hotel. Her Tucker books for children have been a favourite of little ones and reviewers for over a decade.
Publishers Weekly said, “McGuirk’s ingenious characters and illustrations are filled with quirky comedy.”
Leslie has been nominated for the Children’s Choice Award, and was winner of the Platinum Oppenheim Award for the best DVDs of 2009. She has been featured in many national newspapers for best children’s book of the year.
Her latest book, Wiggens Learns His Manners, co-written with Alex Von Bidder, owner of the famous Four Seasons Restaurant, has been featured on the Martha Stewart Show, and in Town & Country Magazine and People.com
Leslie is an author-in-residence for Skyreader™ Media, a developer and publisher of children’s ebook apps for Apple® iPad® and other tablet devices. Skyreader enables next generation storytelling for children and parents in all new and engaging ways through its exclusive content and leading technology.