Authors and Illustrators - This Month’s Spotlight


Every month TTLG highlights the work and life of an author or illustrator. Below you will find this month’s spotlight.


Holly Hobbie

Holly Hobbie

Holly Hobbie began selling paintings while still in high school in rural Connecticut. As a grad student and young mother, she submitted her artwork to the American Greetings card company – never guessing that she would become a household name. The Holly Hobbie line of greeting cards was American Greetings’ first character licensing program, and for 15 wildly-successful years the sun-bonneted Holly Hobbie characters adorned gift-wrap, linens, toys and china.

Since 1997, New York Times bestselling author and illustrator, Holly has entranced a whole new generation of fans with her winsome and expertly rendered TOOT AND PUDDLE picture books. Inspired in part by pig-themed postcards from her oldest daughter who was battling cancer, Holly created Toot the world-traveling pig, and Puddle the porcine homebody. Holly Hobbie lives with her husband in Conway, Massachusetts. In addition to the highly acclaimed Toot & Puddle picture books, she is also the author of an illustrated memoir, The Art of Holly Hobbie. The mother of grown children, she lives with her husband in Conway, Massachusetts.