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Molly Idle
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Bio

   

idle_biopicMolly Idle has been drawing ever since she could wield a pencil at the tender age of 18 months. After graduating from Arizona State University with a BFA in Drawing, Molly accepted an offer to work for DreamWorks Feature Animation Studios. After five years, a number of film credits, and an incredibly good time, she left the studio and leapt with gusto into the world of children's book illustration. Molly has written and illustrated picture books for Viking Press, Bloomsbury USA, and Chronicle Books, among other publishers.

 

 
 

Client List

Abingdon Press
Accord Publishing
Bloomsbury/Walker
Carus Publishing
Child's World
Chronicle Books
McGraw Hill
Viking Press
Zonderkidz

 

Awards / Honors

2013 Caldecott Honor Award for Flora and the Flamingo

2013 Prix des Libraires du Québec - Jeunesse hors Québec

2013 Society of Illustrators Original Art Show Annual Exhibition

2010 SCBWI National Portfolio Competition

2011 SCBWI-Arizona Creativity Contest

 


Reviews
 
Praise for Camp Rex, sequel to Tea Rex
 

"Once again, the deadpan writing and careful compositions work in tandem for maximum comic impact."

-Publishers Weekly

 

"This is certain to raise more than a few giggles from the camping enthusiasts in any audience."

-Kirkus Reviews

 
Praise for Zombelina, written by Kristyn Crow with illustrations by Molly Idle
 

"Idle's colored-pencil illustrations are bursting with details, facial expressions, wonderfully slighly spooky touches, and when appropriate, love. An unusuallly well-done mix of Halloween, dance, and family that's sure to please many youngsters."

-School Library Journal

 
Praise for Molly Idle's author-illustrated picture book, Tea Rex
 

"Sure to be enjoyed by tea-party enthusiasts, and even dino fans with no use for a tea pot will find themselves drawn to this clever tale of a not-entirely-civilized beast of the past."

-Kirkus Reviews

 

"...Idle has a gift for comic composition..."

-Publishers Weekly

 

"The tension between the text and illustrations provides much to amuse the youngest tea-party hosts."

-School Library Journal

 
Praise for Molly Idle's wordless picture book, Flora and the Flamingo

"Illustrator Idle's prior experience as a DreamWorks animator is evident in the flowing, musical quality of the illustrations...The seamless grace of the flamingo's dance contrasts humorously with Flora's faltering steps, but by the end of the story, they swoop, plunge, and soar together like old ballet partners."

-Kirkus Reviews

 

"It's seamless and dynamic visual storytelling."

-Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

 

"A perfect amalgamation of wordless storytelling...as emotional as it is visual."

-Elizabeth Bird, School Library Journal

 

"Like a classical masterpiece, this book starts as a quiet story and culminates with great power."

-The Reading Chair, NAEYC

 
 

Portfolio

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Published Books

Viking Press
Viking Press
Chronicle Books
Bloomsbury/Walker Books
Accord Publishing
Abingdon Press
Abingdon Press
Accord Publishing
Abingdon Press
Abingdon Press
Lobster Press
Abingdon Press
Abingdon Press
Abingdon Press
Child's World Inc.
   
Zonderkidz
   

 

 
Animations/Trailer

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