Rosemary Wells

Born in New York City, Rosemary Wells grew up in a house filled with “books, dogs, and nineteenth-century music.” After a brief tenure at the Museum School in Boston, she married and began a career as a book designer, then published her own first picture book in 1968. From the start, Rosemary Wells’s work has been recognized for its strong sense of humour and realism and its gently rebellious approach to childhood. Her books have received numerous honours, including a New York Time Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year and a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year award for “My Very First Mother Goose”. Young children everywhere have adored the more than sixty picture books Rosemary has created over some 3 decades. Among them are two endearing books she wrote and illustrated, “Felix Feels Better” (a New York Times bestseller) and “Felix and the Worrier”, both about a loveable little guinea pig. Rosemary is the illustrator of three anthologies of nursery rhymes, “My Very First Mother Goose”, “Here Comes Mother Goose” and “Mother Goose’s Little Treasures”. She lives in New York.